Tennessee Legislature Passes Most Intelligent Law of the Decade

The legislature in Tennessee passed what I consider to be the most intelligent law that any legislature has passed in the last decade, and possibly longer – And I say that as an attorney who believes that we tend to have too many laws on the books already.

“Gun Owners, Unite!” – Video Clip

Colion Noir tackles the fractured gun community and the need for a unified front against the anti-gun agenda. As the season comes to a close, Colion reflects on the conversations he had and the minds he changed, and discusses what it means to identify as a gun owner with Farran, Kandace, Richard Ryan and the town hall participants.

Colion Noir: “Gun Control Won’t Fix This” – Video Clip

Colion Noir talks about the execution of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in broad daylight in Chicago. He wonders if the kids who killed Tyshawn Lee had criminal records and asks if we don’t enforce our laws against perpetrators of terror, then who are the laws for? Inner-city violence isn’t a gun problem — it’s about people — and “gun control” is nothing more than a massive distraction taking the focus away from very real issues.

The Terrorism Watch List and Guns

President Obama and other opponents of gun rights have seized upon the San Bernardino terrorist attack as a basis to justify more misguided gun control laws.  In particular, it is being argued that those on the Terrorism Watch List should be denied the ability to purchase a gun.  Such a proposal is ineffective as a means of trying to prevent terrorism, and is grossly unconstitutional and un-American.

A Shooting at a Law Firm Down the Street from My Law Firm

Last week, an attorney’s office about 1/4 mile down the road from my office was the scene of a shooting. The attacker later took his own life. Fortunately, the victims received “only” superficial physical injuries, according to news reports.

Iowa: Omnibus Firearms Bill Tied To State Budget – Your Action Needed!

Below is an action alert from the Iowa Firearms Coalition, concerning the Omnibus Firearms Bill that I certainly hope to see passed his year.  Please write to your elected officials using the advocacy campaign provided by the IFC. Week 19 Review Wednesday the Iowa House of Representatives passed its version the 2015 Standings Bill (aka the Appropriations Bill). This bill essentially sets the state budget for the coming fiscal year, without passing it we’d see a state government shutdown. When … Continued

Concealed Carry at my Law Firm – and the Backlash from a Judge

For 4 years, my law firm has offered employees a $50/month bonus if they choose to take the training to obtain their permit to carry, lawfully obtain that permit, and lawfully carry at the office.  I mentioned that bonus in passing a couple years ago.   On March 17, 2015, a boyfriend of a (still unidentified) former employee apparently mentioned that to a morning talk radio show that was discussing things employees could do to earn some extra money while at work. … Continued

Your Action Urgently Needed to Prevent BATFE from Banning Common Rifle Ammunition!

From the NRA: President Obama insisted that if Congress would not enact his gun control agenda, he would do so on his own, through executive action. Whatever else can be said of the president’s track record, he is doing his utmost to keep that promise. Having failed to enact a federal ban on the AR-15, America’s most popular rifle, he’s now using the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to do the next best thing. BATFE is now … Continued

Iowa: Gun Owner Privacy Protection Bill Needs Your Help in Senate Subcommittee

NRA-backed House File 535, legislation prohibiting the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry firearms, has been assigned to a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee where it is in danger of being stalled or defeated for this legislative session.  HF 535 passed in the House by an overwhelming 95 to 3 vote on March 18 after passing unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote the week before.  Introduced originally as House File 81 by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), this privacy protection legislation is an important … Continued

A Follow-Up on A (vaguely) Gun Related Post: My Wrongful Ticketing by Prairie Grove, IL Police Officer James G. Page (with Court Transcripts)

On January 16, 2013 the court heard testimony on pending Motions in the case relating to my (wrongfully issued) no-seatbelt ticket. Those who testified included myself, my wife, my brother-in-law, and Prairie Grove Police Officer James G. Page. I have quoted particularly relevant passages from the transcript, and also posted the entire transcript, here: http://www.pgjustice.com/transcript.html More information on this matter can be found on my previous post on LearnAboutGuns.com, the Facebook Page, and www.PGJustice.com.

A (vaguely) Gun Related Post: My Wrongful Ticketing by Prairie Grove, IL Police Officer James G. Page

How Officer James G. Page wrongfully ticketed me In October 2012, my wife, our daughter, and I flew from Iowa to McHenry, IL, in order to attend a birthday party and spend time with my wife’s family. As we were headed back to the airport, we drove through Prairie Grove, IL. I was seated in the front passenger seat of my brother-in-law’s pickup truck, which he was driving. My wife was seated behind me, and our daughter was in a … Continued

I’ve Formed My Own Law Firm

Some of the earliest readers of this website will recall my career path as a lawyer thus far: I finished law school and worked as a government law clerk while studying for (and passin) the Illinois bar exam.  I stayed with the government for a while, then accepted an attorney position with a law firm in the Quad Cities area of Illinois/Iowa.  At that firm, I handled the majority of the court appearances on cases which ranged from murder down … Continued

Exciting Career Changes

After law school, I moved to Iowa (near the Illinois border) and began working for the Department of Defense legal office where I had interned the previous summer.  While I enjoyed the work and found my colleges to be wonderful individuals, I recently decided that I would rather work in private practice.  Since my