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 […]

Former Staffer of Father Michael ‘Snuffy’ Pfleger Charged With Murder in Chicago

Father Michael “Snuffy” Pfleger (above, center) oversees St. Sabina’s Catholic Church in south Chicago.  Pfleger has made himself a minor celebrity for his social justice warrior behavior, including his rabidly anti-gun views. In fact, the man of God once called on his followers to snuff out the owner of Chuck’s Gun Shop in nearby Riverdale […]

Did Anyone Expect Anything Better from the Democrat Debates?

This is TTAG’s weekly roundup of legal and legislative news affecting guns, the gun business and gun owners’ rights.  The Dem Debates: Seriously, What Did You Expect? The Democrat presidential debates dominated media attention this week. I’ve always taken issue with characterizing these things as “debates” as when one thinks of a “debate,” one generally […]

Florida Woman Arrested After Breaking Into Estranged Husband’s Home to Turn In His Guns

Today’s tale of unusual Floridian citizen/law enforcement interface involves the troubled marriage of Courtney and Joseph Irby of Lakeland. The two are reportedly estranged and involved in acrimonious divorce proceedings. Joseph was arrested recently for allegedly trying to run Courtney off the road with his car subsequent to an argument that started outside the county […]

A Tale of Two Championship Cities: St. Louis Parade Peaceful While Four Shot in Toronto Celebration

Two north American cities celebrated major sport championships in the last few days. On Saturday, hundreds of thousands crowded into downtown St. Louis to celebrate the first Stanley Cup championship in the St. Louis Blues 52-year history. As multiple media reports detail, a joyous time was had by all.   St. Louis consistently ranks as […]

TTAG Weekly Gun Law Roundup: Northam’s Special Session, Cities Fight Supremacy, and More Spooky Ghosts

VA Special Session Following the mass murder in VA beach where a city employee murdered 12 people, disgraced Virginia governor Ralph Northam announced his intention to “take on” the Republican controlled state legislature by forcing a debate on a package of gun control measures. Included in Northam’s suggested measures are a ban on suppressors, universal […]