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 […]

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 […]

The Mighty Yeet Cannon…Yes or No?

This is TTAG’s weekly roundup of legal and legislative news affecting guns, the gun business and gun owners’ rights.  There’s one thing that happened this week that isn’t really legally related, but I just can’t resist writing about: the YEET   CANNON. Hi-Point vs The Entire Internet Hi-Point unveiled their new pistol at the SHOT Show. […]

Illinois State Police Seek Compliance Even From The Dead in New Gun Dealer Licensing Scheme

Bless Jessica Trame’s little heart. She takes her job as chief of the Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau very seriously. Seriously enough, in fact, to email deceased Illinois gun dealers seeking their compliance with Kathleen Willis’ new Gun Dealer Licensing Act. The Gun Dealer Licensing mess stands as a giant hot mess for firearms retailerw. […]

Cook County, IL: 14-Year-Old Charged With Shooting Two, Freed Without Supervision

Welcome to Cook County, Illinois, where crime often has no meaningful consequences.  Between a State’s Attorney’s Office reluctant to file charges and judges who mollycoddles defendants, Chicagoland has become the modern Wild West. Case in point: a 14-year-old who (reportedly) shot and tried to kill two in a nice uptown neighborhood was released by a […]

Ethics or Bigotry? Lawyers Say They Would Report Clients For Legally Owned Gun

Imagine losing your gun rights because your attorney violated attorney-client privilege to report you to police because he/she believes that your carry license makes you “dangerous.” How would that sit with you? Just such a scenario played out in a recent legal ethics (no, that’s not a contradiction in terms) course in Mississippi. And experienced […]

Officer To Retire After Drawing, Firing Gun Instead of TASER [VIDEO]

The Bucks County, Pennsylvania prosecutor has ruled the shooting of an “arrestee” was neither justified nor criminal, but “excused.” The shooting began with scuffle between a 6’4″, 240-pound non-compliant inmate and officers that took place as the suspect tried to conceal and then flush what looks like a bag of drugs.  After shouting “TASER!”, one […]

Groundbreaking Study: More Cops Mean Less Crime

By NRA-ILA Readers may have noticed that we review “gun policy” studies regularly. Those clamoring for federal funding for gun policy research should set themselves up a Google Scholar alert, but not everything we want to highlight is directly related to gun policy. Crime is a complex issue and criminals are – shockingly – at […]

OFFICERS SHOT: Bodycam Footage From Henry County, GA Incident

Police work can prove dangerous.  Especially when an adversary has nothing to lose.  Just such a scenario happened in Stockbridge, GA where a convicted felon barricaded himself in a home after killing his pregnant girlfriend.  At some point in the multi-hour standoff with police, the killer executed the woman’s 16-year-old son. Police arrived to check […]

VIDEO: A Cure for Road Rage, Russian-Style

Seems that the new Russian Udav “Boa Constrictor” pistol hasn’t made it fully into service yet in Russia. As we see what happens when some hothead decides he wants to livestream to the world his toughness against a fellow motorist who somehow offended him. Things didn’t go down quite as expected for Mr. Tough Guy. […]