On May 21st, the Illinois state House of Representatives Rules Committee will hear House Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 1966 and send it to the Judiciary Committee for further consideration. HA 1 to SB 1966 would impose various gun control schemes in Illinois, such as criminalizing private transfers and increasing the cost and red tape for a FOID card. Please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE HA 1 to SB 1966. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members. [Read more…] about Get Involved: Committee To Receive Private Transfer Ban Legislation
Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens is at it again with a new book, in which he evidently revives his philosophical battle against the Second Amendment, as detailed in reviews appearing in the New York Times and Washington Post. [Read more…] about District of Columbia v. Heller: “Unquestionably the most clearly incorrect decision…”
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) said Wednesday that if she becomes president in the 2020 election, she will take executive action to ban the importation of so-called “assault weapons,” reiterating what she has said previously about her first 100 days in office. [Read more…] about Kamala Won’t Be Out-Anti-Gunned, Wants Semi-Auto Import Ban
An attempt to exploit a Colorado vigil for victims of the STEM Highlands Ranch school shooting, to push gun control, quickly backfired Wednesday when students and parents walked out in protest. [Read more…] about Students: ‘We Are People, Not a Statement’ – Gun Control Backfires
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that in a single 24-hour period over the past weekend, 24 people were shot in the Windy City, including three adults who died, and that likely brings the 2019 body count to 90-plus. [Read more…] about More Gun Control Laws? Look at Chicago…
While some gun activists are questioning the decision by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez to grant a stay in the case of Duncan v. Becerra—the challenge to California’s magazine capacity limit—it may have been the best move for Golden State gun owners, and all it takes is a careful reading of the order to understand why. [Read more…] about Stay in California Mag Limit Case Has Important Caveat
Did pro Second Amendment forces really score a victory when a federal judge ruled California’s “high-capacity” magazine ban unconstitutional? Like most rulings, the answer is both yes and no. [Read more…] about California’s ‘Unconstitutional’ High-Capacity Magazine Ban
Looking to score points with the anti-gunners during a CNN town hall event in South Carolina—where gun control is a four-letter word to a lot of people— Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) declared his promise to “bring the fight” to the National Rifle Association. [Read more…] about Booker Vows Battle With NRA
A very interesting Second Amendment case has developed in the Illinois state court system. The case challenges the requirement to qualify for, pay for, and have in possession, an Illinois Firearm Owner Identification card (FOID), to legally possess a firearm in the home for the purposes of self defense. The case is very clear. The Illinois court ruled the requirement to have an FOID was unconstitutional. [Read more…] about Illinois FOID Second Amendment Case Appealed
News stories of civilian self-defense seldom receive adequate media coverage. After all, armed good guys stopping violent felons does not make headlines like the lives of innocents being taken. Bias and agendas play their part, but the media does not cover an event that did not happen, such as a case where a good guy stopped a violent event before it resulted in the loss of innocent life. However, these are exactly the type of stories we need to highlight to educate non gun owners before they head to the voting booth. [Read more…] about Armed Good Guys: Road Rage
The proverbial cat is out of the bag in Hawaii, where a handful of state lawmakers recently introduced a pair of measures that call for amending or repealing outright the Second Amendment, according to The New American. So much for claims from anti-gunners that “nobody wants to take your guns.” They only want to nullify your right to have a gun. [Read more…] about Hawaii Anti-Gun Lawmakers Push Resolution to Repeal 2A
In an earnings call on March 13, Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack told investors that the sporting goods retailer would stop selling firearms at 125 locations—roughly 17 percent of its stores in the US. Dick’s will replace these firearm sections with other categories, such as shoes and clothes. The newly vacant floor space will also be used to test experiential retail concepts such as in-store batting cages. [Read more…] about Dick’s Sporting Goods Doubles Down on Anti Gun Policies
Amid what appears to be an insurrection of county sheriffs and county governing boards in several states against restrictive gun laws, Pacific Standard magazine has finally asked the proverbial “$64 question,” what happens next? [Read more…] about Critical Question: ‘What If Sheriffs Don’t Enforce Gun Laws?’
Chicago is a hotbed for pro gun control politicians. Crime and handgun violence rates are off the charts. Instead of blaming those responsible for the crime (as demonstrated in this video), politicians take the easy route and blame the lawful gun owners. The following is a story (and video) of an event that happened in January 2019. It shows a carload of young men in Chicago who, fortunately, were brazen enough to live stream their threats to kill a police officer if he dared to attempt a traffic stop. The entire video is disgusting, but one that should be forwarded to every politician and anti-gunner with a message stating that it is the violent and irresponsible criminals and their conduct that should be the subject of any additional regulations and laws—NOT guns and law abiding gun owners—there is a difference and nothing makes it more clear than this video. [Read more…] about Warning: Graphic Video All Gun Control Politicians Need to Watch
Illinois gun owners and rights activists are fired up. Protests are being organized against proposed gun control legislation that would outlaw so-called “assault weapons,” according to one of the state’s leading Second Amendment advocates, who says it’s part of the “sanctuary” movement, and it’s gathering momentum. [Read more…] about Illinois: Protests Growing Against Gun Control
On Friday, 1 March, 2019, Constitutional Carry, SB 150, passed the Kentucky House with a vote of 60-37. On 14 February, two weeks earlier, SB 150 passed the Kentucky Senate, 29-8. The bill was watched intently by Second Amendment supporters. It passed the House just before 1 p.m. When Governor Bevin signs SB150 into law, Kentucky will become the third state this year to pass a Constitutional Carry, or “permitless” carry bill in 2019. Kentucky will become the 16th state with Constitutional Carry. [Read more…] about Kentucky Passes Constitutional Carry!
Capitol Hill Democrats woke up Wednesday champing at the bit to pass an invasive, sweeping piece of legislation—H.R. 8, the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019”—Democrats in the “other Washington” (Washington state) are also pushing several stricter gun control measures. The overall national anti-gun push is leading many to wonder if the Democrat party has forgotten the difference between “rights” and “privileges,” or whether Democrat lawmakers just doesn’t care. [Read more…] about Universal Background Checks — Rights or Privileges?
News stories of civilian self-defense seldom receive adequate media coverage. After all, armed good guys stopping violent felons does not make headlines like the lives of innocents being taken. Bias and agendas play their part, but the media does not cover an event that did not happen, such as a case where a good guy stopped a violent event before it resulted in the loss of innocent life. However, these are exactly the type of stories we need to highlight to educate non gun owners before they head to the voting booth. [Read more…] about Armed Good Guys: Convicted Killer Slain During Home Invasion
You might ask yourself, where is Navasota, Texas, and what would I do there? The answers for the weekend of April 13-14, 2019 are:
- KALASH BASH 2019—The place to be.
- To have the time of your life with like-minded AK enthusiasts.
Whether you are there to compete or just check out the fun, it appears this is the place to have a great time. [Read more…] about KALASH BASH 2019: The Beginning of Something Great
Last week, the U.S. House Representatives introduced its grand new scheme for the iteration of an assault weapons ban. The exact language of the proposed legislation has not been released to date, but we have a glimpse thanks to pro gun control members of congress. [Read more…] about Democrats File Assault Weapons Ban 2019