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 […]

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 […]

After Shooting, Chicago Democrat Advocates Residents Get Guns and Carry Permits

LaShawn Ford has served as an Illinois State Representative since 2007.  Like his fellow Chicago Democrat General Assembly members, he has been a fairly consistent vote against gun rights since, well, forever. But he recently appeared on radio station WLS-AM encouraging residents to arm themselves and get their carry licenses. What caused Rep. Ford’s sudden, […]

New Zealand Aims Low in ‘Buy Back’ Expectations

So, New Zealand has a quarter-million gun owners with, by most estimates, upwards of two million guns. The government there recently banned most semi-autos following the Christchurch massacre.  And now, a local police superintendent describes himself as “ecstatic” that 150 gun owners turned in 224 guns. From NPR: New Zealand’s first gun buyback in the […]

BREAKING: Virginia Legislature Adjourns Special Gun Control Session Handing Gov. Northam Humiliating Defeat

Today, the Virginia Governor Ralph ‘Coonman‘ Northam suffered a humiliating defeat in his effort to politically exploit the Virginia Beach spree killing. He called the legislature to a special session to consider a host of radical gun control measures in an effort to capitalize on a tragedy and make some political hay in an election […]

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 […]

Florida Dem Quits Campaign After ‘I Personally Removed 77 Bullets From 32 People’ Claim

Elizabeth McCarthy (above, left) sought the Democrat nomination for Florida’s 28th House District on a campaign of gun control. In fact, she claimed she had personally removed 77 bullets from 32 people following the Pulse Nightclub attack in Orlando. But a little checking into her background raised…questions. And just like so many other stolen valor […]