Below is an action alert from the NRA. I encourage all gun owners to take a moment of their time to contact their elected officials and voice their opposition to new senseless gun bans.
Dana Loesch challenges every politician who has utopian gun-control dreams.
Colion Noir calls out anti-gun politicians and the mainstream media for their race-baiting rhetoric that says young black men shouldn’t own guns because they’re more likely to die from “gun violence.”
The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre explains the failure represented by gun background checks.
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
On April 11, by a vote of 68-31, the U.S. Senate voted to move forward with debate and votes on a variety of gun control proposals. The underlying bill that will be considered by the Senate is S. 649, the so-called “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013.” A number of amendments will be offered to S. 649, including a ban on commonly and lawfully-owned firearms and magazines and language to criminalize the private transfer of firearms and force gun … Continued
An NRA-backed bill prohibiting the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry firearms has been cleared for final approval in the state House of Representatives. Introduced by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17) originally as House File 81, this privacy protection legislation passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote last week. It is now eligible to be considered on the state House floor as House File 535. In other parts of the country, anti-gun media outlets abused their … Continued
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 NRA-backed House File 81 passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote. Introduced by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), this important legislation would prohibit the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry. In other parts of the country, anti-gun media outlets abused their privileges under the Freedom of Information Act and have jeopardized the safety of law-abiding citizens by publishing the names and addresses of … Continued
Those opposed to gun rights are trotting out the idea of gun manufacturer liability again, despite the fact that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (“PLCAA”), 15 U.S.C. §§ 7901-7903 (a Federal law) has made clear such liability does not exist:
Below is the text of NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre’s testimony before the United State Senate at its “What should America do about gun violence?” hearing last week.
A recent Gallup poll shows that 54% of Americans have a positive view of
Those opposed to gun rights are attempting to take advantage of the the the Sandy Hook School Shooting and resulting public sentiment to enact anti-gun laws. While those of use who are knowledgeable about firearms know
Below is an NRA announcement concerning two important pro-gun bills for Iowa. I would encourage everyone who lives, works, or is otherwise involved with Iowa to take action:
United States Supreme Court Justice Bryer recently stated that he believed that the founders of this county would have allowed gun control. Given that Justice Bryer voted against gun rights in D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, I can’t say I was too surprised to hear that statement. However, I find myself in great disagreement with the idea that the framers of the constitution would have supported gun control. The video clip shown below has an excellent discussion of … Continued
As I’ve discussed before, President Obama is about as anti gun as it gets. He was endorsed by the Brady Campaign, and chose gun rights opponent Joe Biden to be his vice president. Since taking office, he has nominated anti gun individuals such as Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano, and State Department official Harold Hongju Koh to key positions within his administration. This trend continues with Obama’s nomination of Andrew Traver to head the … Continued
With the November 2, 2010 elections quickly approaching,it is important that we all do our part to support gun rights. Below are some suggestions, courtesy of the NRA:
I’ve previously discussed the importance of avoiding complacency and standing up for our gun rights by joining the NRA, so that American gun rights don’t vanish like British gun rights. I would therefore like to ask that those who are not currently NRA members take a moment to join the NRA. If you’re already an NRA member, then please consider giving an NRA membership as a gift. Joining the NRA is a great way to help protect our 2nd amendment … Continued
Sticking with today’s topic of the intersection of guns, race, and McDonald v. Chicago, I thought I would also point out another article worth reading. This one, by Courtland Milloy is entitled In Clarence Thomas’s gun rights opinion, race plays a major role. An excerpt can be seen below:
UPDATE: MCDONALD V. CHICAGO HAS BEEN DECIDED, AND IT IS A VICTORY FOR GUN RIGHTS! MORE INFORMATION HERE In a matter of hours, the United States Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the Chicago handgun ban. Hopefully, the Court will find the handgun ban to a violation of the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution, ending the ability of state and local governments to infringe the right to keep and bear arms with impunity. Once … Continued
I recently received an email about guns, the NRA, and racism. Although I’ve addressed guns and race before, I feel compelled to take up the issue once more:
Last week, a record 70,000+ people packed the Charlotte Convention Center for the NRA’s 2010 annual meeting. Despite having that many extra visitors in town, crime that week was 45% lower than for that time during the previous year:
The New York Times recently published an anti-gun editorial, entitled “The Gun Lobby’s Long Shadow.” In that editorial, the author engages in the sort of anti-gun fear-mongering that has become all too common in the mainstream media, and also attempts to portray the “gun lobby” as a few aloof individuals, rather than a group of millions of law abiding, gun owning Americans. Quotes from that editorial, and my responses, can be seen below:
Below is information about this year’s NRA annual meeting, which will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina from May 14-16, 2010:
As reported,Iowa Governor Chet Culver has finally signed SF2379, making Iowa a “shall issue” concealed carry state. This important law, which takes effect on January 1, 2011, will put an end to arbitrary denials of the right to carry a gun for self defense in Iowa.
I’ve previously discussed the importance of avoiding complacency and standing up for our gun rights by joining the NRA, so that American gun rights don’t vanish like British gun rights. I would therefore like to ask that those who are not currently NRA members take a moment to join the NRA. If you’re already an NRA member, then please consider giving an NRA membership as a gift.
Below is a recent article from the NRA, which discusses how a law abiding gun owner was jailed for 4 days then dragged through a lengthy legal nightmare, due to a combination of unreasonable gun control laws and poor judgment upon the part of those whose duty it is to enforce those laws: This week’s Outrage concerns a legal case that comes to us from New Jersey, where a well-meaning firearm owner, through a series of events that were no … Continued
Below is an excellent article from the NRA, which further debunks the myth that American gun laws are responsible for the ongoing violence in Mexico:
A 6 year old Ionia, Michigan boy was reportedly suspended from kindergarten for making a pretend gun shape with his hand: When Mason Jammer, a kindergarten student at Jefferson Elementary in Ionia, curled his fist into the shape of a gun Wednesday and pointed it at another student, school officials said it was no laughing matter. They suspended Mason until Friday, saying the behavior made other students uncomfortable, said Erin Jammer, Mason’s mother. . . Jammer says her son isn’t … Continued
Below is information for the NRA’s 2010 annual meeting: The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to announce this year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits to be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina from May 14 – May 16. . . This year’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits will have an estimated 70,000 attendees, putting this on target to be one of the largest and finest in NRA’s 139-year history. Leading firearm manufacturers will display the firearm industry’s … Continued
The Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI) conducted a 5 month long investigation into unconstitutional gun ban in Delaware’s public housing. Upon finding that the state’s 4 public housing authorities forbid residents to have a gun in their home for self defense, the CRI contacted the NRA for assistance. After the NRA become involved,
Below is a press release from the NRA, regarding an important pending bill that would make Iowa a “shall issue” concealed carry state. If you live in Iowa, please contact your representatives and urge them to support this bill.
I would encourage everyone to check out either the online version or the downloadable (PDF) version of the NRA’s “Fables, Myths & Other Tall Tales about GUN LAWS, CRIME and CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS” pamphlet. It debunks many anti-gun myths, and should be of help when debating gun rights with those who take as fact the anti gun and anti self defense propaganda which saturates the mainstream media.
The video clip below is an NRA ad featuring Chuck Norris. It is over a year old now, but I still found it to be worth posting:
Below is an NRA article discussing a pro gun rights victory over a misguided “zero tolerance” policy. I meant to post this last week, but I guess late is better than never
Below is a recent article from the NRA, which discusses how gun sales skyrocketed as the murder rate declined in 2009:
The NRA has achieved two pro-gun victories in the last week, which I thought were worth noting:
As reported, the Supreme Court has scheduled the McDonald v. Chicago oral arguments for March 2, 2010. This case will determine whether the Chicago handgun ban is an unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Court will likely release its decision in late June or early July.
The NRA has filed its brief with the United States Supreme Court for the McDonald v. Chicago case, which involves a challenge to Chicago’s handgun ban under the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution. The NRA’s press release, and a link to their brief, can be seen below:
Saturday night, my fiancé and I decided to go see a movie. There wasn’t anything playing that we really wanted to see, but I noticed that The Final Destination was being shown in 3D. Since neither of us had yet seen a modern 3D movie in theaters, we settled on The Final Destination. The movie wasn’t that great, as we sort of expected. The 3D system wasn’t that great either, and left us both with mild headaches and eye strain. … Continued
Below is an announcement from the ISRA, about the Second Amendment Freedom Rally. It takes place Friday, June 26,2009 in downtown Chicago. I really encourage everyone to attend. Sadly, I won’t be there, since I now live in Iowa and can’t take the day off from work.
Below is an alert from the NRA, regarding a pro gun rights reform that has passed the Illinois legislature, and awaits the signature of Governor Pat Quinn:
Mike Littwin recently wrote this anti gun editorial for the Denver Post. Written in a sarcastic manner, it blames guns for society’s woes, and blames NRA members for the actions of armed criminals who break just about every law in the book as they murder law abiding people who were disarmed by so-called gun free zones. My response is below:
The NRA has put together a nice report on proposed Illinois laws that effect gun rights. It is critical that those of us who live in IL contact our elected officials and make our voices heard, as our gun rights are in jeopardy. Those who live outside of Illinois should also recognize that the anti gun laws pending in Illinois could soon come to your state too, as anti gun laws can spread like wildfire.
As reported, the NRA has prevailed over the San Francisco Housing Authority’s illegal ban on gun ownership for those living in public housing. Previously, San Francisco Housing Authority had a lease provision banning guns in the public housing residences, but has agreed to remove the provisions and admit that such provisions are not lawful, in order to settle the lawsuit filed by the NRA.
Kirsten Gillibrand has been appointed to fill the New York senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. Gillibrand, a Democrat, is a supporter of gun rights who has a 100% positive rating from the NRA. This infuriates fellow Democrat Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, who is strongly opposed to gun rights. Congresswoman McCarthy lashed out at Gillibrand during an interview:
Scott Vogel is the Communications Director for the “Freedom States Alliance,” a (misnamed) anti gun group dedicated to disarming the law abiding citizens of the United States. In his interview on BuzzFlash.com, he made a great many untrue statements regarding gun rights. However it is the one-sided, anti gun rights, interview questions that really drew my attention. I address the incredibly biased “interview” questions below:
A couple of gift ideas for this holiday season:
As reported, District Court judge Milton Shadur upheld the Chicago handgun ban.
The NRA recently ran an excellent article discussing a newer gun control tactic, which attempts to ban owners, rather than banning guns. This approach has existed in Canada for quite some time, and is now moving to states such as New York. You can read the article below:
In keeping with the weekly tradition of discussing handgun related crime in “gun free” Oak Park, IL, I must sadly report that there were 2 armed robberies over the last week: