Chicago Violence Continues Unabated

Chicago violence continues to grab headlines. A “Peace Picnic” ended with three shot and one beaten at a park on the Near North Side. Earlier, at a basketball tourney, gunfire left one dead, another critically wounded and an arrest of an armed 13-year-old. And both happened in Illinois designated “gun free” zones. Magical thinking does […]

FL Sheriff Bob Gualtieri: Stand Your Ground ‘Created a Standard, That Is A Largely Subjective Standard’

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has stated that in enacting Florida’s stand your ground law, the legislature “created a standard, that is a largely subjective standard” for the use of deadly force by a shooter. The good Sheriff also stated that his agency and his deputies could be civilly liable if they arrested Michael Drejka. “My […]

Illinois Self-Defense Case Looks Like Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman 2.0

Remember the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case from Sanford, Florida? Who could forget? Well, it looks like Illinois will host a similar legal battle in the coming months. The shooting death of Xavier Hartman in western Illinois has inflamed passions and left residents divided and confused. During a confrontation in rural Galva, Illinois, a 59-year-old white […]

Review: Homemade and Deadly – Craft Production of Small Arms in Nigeria

HOMEMADE AND DEALY: Craft Production of Small Arms in Nigeria by Authors Mathias Nowak and André Gsell, June of 2018, 19 pages. This remarkable briefing paper provides a fascinating look into the underground production of personal firearms in Nigeria.  It also provides an instructive illustration of the basic limitations of gun control laws. Nigeria has had […]

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