Illinois Gun Dealers, ISRA, Push Back, Sue Over Gun Dealer Licensing Law – TTAG Gun Law Roundup

This is TTAG’s weekly roundup of legal and legislative news affecting guns, the gun business and gun owners’ rights.  Illinois Gun Dealer Oversight Law Challenged Last January, Illinois governor J. B. Pritzker signed into law a strict licensing regime for the state’s firearm dealers. It required any retailer selling guns in the state to go […]

What Is the Best Course of Action for NRA Members To Take Now?

A lot has happened at the NRA in the past month. NRA-Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox was suspended then resigned. NRA-TV was shut down as part of the NRA formally divorcing itself from its long-time marketing and public relations firm, Ackerman McQueen. Furthermore, the NRA continues to spend almost $2 million per […]

Big Physician Groups Ignore a Much Bigger Health Threat Than Guns – Their Own Members

Physician errors and negligence kill about seven times more Americans every year than do firearms (not to mention that two-thirds of gun deaths are self-inflicted). And yet the big doctor groups are very vocal about the “public health crisis” posed by civilian gun ownership. Where are the high profile campaigns, studies and press releases by […]

Living in a Gun Control Fantasy World

by Steve Davis The people who steadfastly believe in gun control live in a fantasy world. A place no more real than Skittle-crapping unicorns, winged fairies and dope-smoking caterpillars. Pretending Alice in Wonderland is true doesn’t make it reality. Let us examine some of the most common gun control fables. The world would be a […]

The Elitism and Classism of Age-Specific Gun Control Laws

By Mark Houser There have been several recent efforts to impose gun control particularly on people between the ages of 18 and 21. Such restrictions were part of Washington state’s infamous Initiative 1639, and Senator Diane Feinstein is currently attempting to implement similar age-specific regulations nationwide through her Age 21 Act. There are obvious problems […]

A Few Words on TTAG’s Comment Policy

We’ve always taken a largely hands-off approach to comments posted here at The Truth About Guns. Our readers and their participation with the site are some of its best features and the reason so many people frequent the site. We only have a couple of no-go policies around here, namely no racist comments or threats […]

Chicago’s New Mayor Blames Police for ‘Losing the Streets’ to Violence

Chicago’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot, blames police for Chicago’s spiraling violent crime problem. Of course, she doesn’t blame the Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, now famous for the sweetheart deal she cut for Jussie Smollett. Nor does she blame soft-on-crime judges, affordable bail, dysfunctional neighborhoods or the absence of fathers in families. It could […]