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 […]

Gun Review: Hurricane Butterfly Typhoon 12 AOW

There’s no doubt that twelve-gauge AOWs command attention at the range, in the shop, or out in the field. They have an awesome look about them, they’re a ton of fun to shoot a variety of loads through, are great for breaching, and they make for a solid home defense option (with Laserlyte Center Mass?). […]

Stopping Power Is a Myth…Mostly

We have all heard that stopping power doesn’t exist and for all intents and purposes, it doesn’t. The force with which a bullet hits the target is equal to the force that’s directed back into the shooter. A far smarter guy than any of us (Isaac Newton) figured that one out. He went on to develop […]

OOPS: Cook County (IL) Judge Drops Gun In Courthouse

Concealed carry means concealed. Unfortunately for one Cook County, Illinois judge, he failed to grasp that concept. While walking out of the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Judge Joseph Claps’ gun fell out of his jacket and skittered onto the floor. Not missing a beat, he picked it up and continued on his way. There’s just […]