BREAKING: Illinois State Police Extends Expiring FOID Cards, CCW Permits Due to Coronavirus Emergency

The Illinois State Police have posted the following notice on their Facebook page: ILLINOIS STATE POLICE DIRECTOR FILES EMERGENCY RULES REGARDING FOID AND CCL RENEWALS Springfield, IL – The Illinois State Police filed emergency rules this week to address renewals of Firearm Owner Identification and Concealed Carry Licenses during the COVID-19 epidemic. These rules are […]

BREAKING: LA County Sheriff Throws in the Towel, Will Allow Gun Stores to Reopen

Please see my statement regarding clarification on essential businesses during the #Covid19 Crisis: #LASD #FlattenTheCurve #SheriffV pic.twitter.com/tJSMyQrGDo — Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) March 31, 2020 Another win for the right to armed self defense. Sheriff Alex Villanueva — for the second time — has reversed himself and announced that LA County gun stores will not be […]

Why Americans are Buying Guns: Cops are Getting Sick, Departments are Stretched Thin

By Jake Bleiberg and Corey Williams, Associated Press More than a fifth of Detroit’s police force is quarantined; two officers have died from coronavirus and at least 39 have tested positive, including the chief of police. For the 2,200-person department, that has meant officers working doubles and swapping between units to fill patrols. And everyone […]

LA County Sheriff Closes Gun Sellers, Then Backs Down Under Blowback, Cities Reopening Stores

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva saw an opportunity yesterday and took it. Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order shutting down most businesses in the state didn’t mention gun stores. Villanueva said he didn’t like the panic gun buying and the idea of a lot of first-time buyers with firearms. Los Angeles County residents rushed to […]

Attorney Says Man Was Sleeping When Maryland SWAT Team Opened Fire on His House, Killing Him

By Michael Kunzelman, AP A Maryland man was asleep in his bedroom when police opened fire from outside his house, killing him and wounding his girlfriend, an attorney for the 21-year-old man’s family said Friday. The Montgomery County Police Department has released few details about the shooting that killed Duncan Socrates Lemp early Thursday. Rene […]

Metaphor Alert: Detroit Cop Accidentally Shoots Herself at Detroit Public Safety Headquarters

As is so often the case in these situations, there is very little information available about a Detroit Police Department officer who shot herself while at….Detroit Public Safety headquarters on Friday. A remarkably brief Detroit Free Press post says an investigation is trying to determine what happened. As to her condition, they report that . […]