Colion Noir “Fear Mongering” – Video Clip

Colion Noir breaks down the ambiguous ‘fear mongering’ accusation that undermines real world perspective. Mr. Noir addresses the reality of gun control, and how we must be vigilant to protect our gun rights.

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.

NRA Alert: Senate to Vote on Anti-Gun Measures Next Week–Your Activism More Critical Than Ever!

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

Lets All Do Our Part to Support Gun Rights

As is readily apparent, those opposed to gun rights are  making full use of the the the Sandy Hook School Shooting and resulting public sentiment to enact pointless and wrongful anti-gun laws.  Now is the time for supporters of gun rights to take action.  That action should be at both the individual and group levels:

Update: New Location for Anti-Gun Rally in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago this Sunday

SPECIAL ALERT – NEW LOCATION FOR RALLY: GLENVIEW GUN CONTROLLERS PLAN RECRUITMENT AND ORGANIZATION RALLY The ISRA has been notified that the location of this event has been moved due to “anticipated larger attendance”. The new location is the Glenview Police Station, 2500 East Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026. The gun control movement is on a roll in the northern suburbs. They will be holding a rally to recruit and organize new gun grabbers into their campaign to take your … Continued

Rabbi Jen Feldman’s Misguided Push for Gun Control Laws

Rabbi Jen Feldman of the Kehillah Synagogue in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, recently spoke out in favor of anti gun laws.  Some of the Rabbi’s statements, other statements from related individuals, and my responses, follow:

Take 1 Minute to Tell All of Your Representatives to Support Gun Rights – Thanks to Ruger

Ruger has created a nice webpage that will allow you to inform the President, Vice-President, your Senators, Representative, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State-Level Elected Officials, and State Attorney General that you support gun rights and believe that the passage of anti-gun laws is misguided.  I encourage everyone to spend a minute doing so.  The web page can be seen here. Then, click here to see other steps that you can take to protect our gun rights.

My Daughter Deserves Safety Just as Much as President Obama’s Daughters

President Obama is a long-standing opponent of gun rights.  He has opposed concealed carry, going so far as to voice support for a Federal law banning concealed carry in every state.  One would be hard-pressed to find an anti-gun law that Obama hasn’t supported. At the same time, President Obama enjoys the armed security provided by the secret service.   His neighbors in Chicago are unable to park their cars near their own homes, and have to pass through security checkpoints, … Continued

Gun Control Fact Sheet from Gun Owners of America

Below is the Gun Control Fact-Sheet, created by Gun Owners of America. The original can be found here.  Mar 2004 Gun Control Fact-Sheet 2004 / From Gun Owners Foundation by Gun Owners Foundation 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 1. Highlights * Guns are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year—or about 6,850 times a day.(1) This means that each … Continued

Urgent – Take Action to Protect Our Gun Rights NOW

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

Illinois SB681 Victory

As previously mentioned, Illinois’ Governor Quinn attempted to use his amendatory veto power to turn a quite reasonable pro-gun bill into a ban on so-called “assault weapons.” The good news is that, despite Governor Pat Quinn’s efforts, Illinois’ law abiding gun owners have prevailed:

Illinois Governor Tries to Turn Pro Gun Bill Into “Assault Weapons” Ban

Below is a bulletin from the Illinois State Rifle Association, concerning Illinois SB681 and Governor Quinn’s actions to turn an unobjectionable piece of pro-gun legislation into a ban on so-called assault weapons:   EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE On Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 2012, the Illinois Senate passed SB681 in its original form at a margin of 49 – 4. The bill, SB681, was a simple bill that allowed ammunition to be mail ordered from dealers or companies in Illinois and shipped to … Continued

Gun Rights for Convicted Felons? – Part 2

Back in 2008, I wrote a brief article entitled “Gun Rights for Convicted Felons?”  In that article, I noted that a US Federal law (and various state laws) prohibit anyone convicted of a felony from possessing firearms*, and stated that

ACLU of South Dakota Stands Up for Gun Rights

I’ve previously mentioned how the National ACLU is, much to my dismay, anti-gun.  However, some state chapters of the ACLU have been known to stand up for gun rights.  Recently, the ACLU of South Dakota has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn a South Dakota law that unfairly (and unconstitutionally) restricts concealed carry permits:

Attend Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) 2011!

Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day, the annual event sponsored by the Illinois State Rifle Association, will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011.  I firmly intend to be there this year, and encourage everyone else to attend as well.  IGOLD 2011 details can be seen below:

Disarmed British Citizens Continue to be Killed Despite Requests for Help from the Police

A recent article from the BBC discussed how in 2009-2010, 16 people were killed in England and Wales, despite having contacted the police to request protection from a violent individual.  The news report noted that those 16 killings represented a near doubling from the previous year.  More information on that situation, and my thoughts about the wisdom of trusting the police to preserve one’s life, are below:

NRA Response to Justice Bryer’s Anti Gun Statements – Video Clip

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

IL Supreme Court Tells Appellate Court to Reconsider “Assault Weapon” Ban Lawsuit

Back in 2006, Cook County, IL (which includes Chicago and its surrounding suburbs) enacted a ban on s0-called “assault weapons“.  This ban is both vague and ambiguous, unreasonably restricting the right to keep and bear arms, while also making it difficult to impossible for gun owners to know what exactly they may lawfully own. The Illinois State Rifle Association sued, and the Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled that this case needs to be reconsidered, in light of the pro-gun-rights US … Continued

President Obama’s Latest Anti-Gun Nominee: Andrew Traver for the BATFE

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

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Responds to Mexican Ambassador’s Anti-Gun and Anti-NRA Remarks

I’ve previously discussed the ongoing drug cartel violence in Mexico, and the unreasonable attempts to blaming American gun owners for that situation. Recently, the Mexican ambassador has rekindled the debate, blaming the NRA and law abiding gun owners for that country’s internal violence and drug cartels. In the video clip below, Wayne LaPierre discusses the situation:

A Word from Otis McDonald

Below is a video clip by Otis McDonald, the plaintiff in the McDonald v. Chicago case which led to the end of the Chicago handgun ban.  In this video clip, he discusses gun rights, the upcoming election, the McDonald v. Chicago case, and more. He also endorses Bill Brady for IL Governor:

McDonald v. Chicago Oral Arguments Audio Now Available

The McDonald v. Chicago case, in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Second Amendment applies against state/local gun control laws, was an important gun rights victory.  As is customary with such Supreme Court cases, the parties are afforded the opportunity to verbally argue their case before the Supreme Court.  The arguments are quite interesting, and the questions asked by the Supreme Court Justices show insight into their thoughts on the Second Amendment.  The audio recordings … Continued

My Response to the NYT’s “More States Allowing Guns in Bars”

Earlier this month, Malcolm Gay’s article entitled “More States Allowing Guns in Bars” appeared in the New York Times.  The article, while not as outrageously anti-gun as some other articles, takes a dim view of concealed carry, and engages in unfounded fear mongering of the type that is all too common.  Quotes from that article, and my responses, can be seen below:

Boycott AON Insurance Corporation for its Anti-Gun Fundraising

AON, a large insurance corporation, is holding a fundraiser for the Brady Campaign, which is the nation’s largest anti-group.  This fundraiser will take place on October 4, 2010 in a club located in AON’s headquarter’s building in downtown Chicago.  I find it sad that AON is using its corporate resources to undermine our constitutional right to gun ownership and advance the interests of a group such as the Brady Campaign.  I, for one, will speak with my wallet, and see … Continued

“Misrepresented gun statistics fire off unwarranted judgment”

I would like to point out an article entitled “Misrepresented gun statistics fire off unwarranted judgment,”  by Alexander Seymour.  This article was published in The Orion, a student newspaper for California State University.  In his article, Mr. Seymour draws attention to the Brady Campaign’s deceptive misuse of gun statistics, as well as the flawed reasoning behind the Brady Campaign’s gun control goals.  While I don’t agree with everything in that article, this article is a breath of fresh air – … Continued