OOPS: Cook County (IL) Judge Drops Gun In Courthouse

Concealed carry means concealed. Unfortunately for one Cook County, Illinois judge, he failed to grasp that concept. While walking out of the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Judge Joseph Claps’ gun fell out of his jacket and skittered onto the floor. Not missing a beat, he picked it up and continued on his way. There’s just […]

The Truth About Gun Violence in America

How many times have we heard it, “The NRA and Republicans are responsible for gun violence in America!!” Whoa, whoa, whoa – now just hold your horses there one minute, missy – since when does the NRA or the GOP advocate for gun violence? And excuse me but what about the cries to “stop politicizing” […]

Chicago Holiday Weekend Crime and Chaos on The Magnificent Mile

Chicago has a well-deserved national reputation for homicides. Most people think the violence only happens in the “bad” parts of town, and prudence demands concealed carry holders avoid crime-plagued neighborhoods when possible. However in Chicago, violence now happens throughout Rahm’s Paradise by the Lake. That includes the Windy City’s crown jewel, the Magnificent Mile. Large […]

Suburban Sporting Goods in Melrose Park: Chicago Mayor Names and Shames “Bad Apple” Gun Dealers

“A sweeping gun trace report to be publicly released by the city on Sunday showed nearly one quarter of guns recovered at crime scenes over a recent four-year period came from just 10 Chicago-area businesses,” chicagotribune.com reports. “Suburban Sporting Goods has made a startling leap into the top 10 list, according to the report, a […]

Bryant Gumbel: Basketball Players Now Fair Game for Chicago Gang Bangers

According to the caption under the teaser for HBO’s upcoming Real Sports program, “Host Bryant Gumbel returns to his hometown of Chicago to report from Marshall High School, site of the iconic sports film, Hoop Dreams.” Mr. Gumbel reveals that Chicago gang bangers gave b-ballers a “hooper’s pass” back in the day, “excluding them from the violence.” […]

Appeals Court Strikes Down Chicago Ban on Gun Ranges

Zoning laws are a peculiarly American way of legally barring people we don’t like from doing things we find aesthetically unappealing with their own property. Occasionally, though, one of these laws runs up against someone who wants to use their own property to exercise a core civil right who has the wherewithal and endurance challenge […]

Daily Digest: A New Direction at Justice, Missed Disarmament Opportunities, and Chicago’s Competition

The NRA’s Chris Cox on Trump’s AG nominee . . . Sen. Jeff Sessions will fight for the Second Amendment: Column – “Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch’s politicization of the Department of Justice over the last eight years will not be reversed overnight. But in Jeff Sessions, we can look forward to an attorney general who will focus the Department’s […]

Chicago Vigil for Gang-Banger Sees One Dead, One Critical, and One Shot in Butt

If it weren’t for generations of gun control imposed upon Chicago residents, they might more fully embrace the live-saving benefits of conventional, law-abiding firearm ownership.  Instead, among the good guys at least, there’s a paucity of gun ownership.  That lack of gun ownership allows the bad guys to intimidate, bully and ultimately, to victimize the […]

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