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No, the Supreme Court’s Marriage Ruling Doesn’t Mean All States Must Recognize Each Others’ Gun Carry Permits

The logic may lean that way, but we can’t be sure the Court values the Second Amendment’s application that strongly. Brian Doherty – Reason.com Some gotcha logic at the expense of gay marriage fans who are presumed to not be Second Amendment lovers is circulating around the gun-rights Internet, claiming that the Supreme Court’s decision […]

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Guns Don’t Kill People, Democrats Kill People

Headlines that blame a “gun culture” for the high rate of firearm- related homicides in the United States are not too difficult to locate (e.g., here, here, and here). The need to eliminate this “gun culture” is then used as justification for restriction of 2nd Amendment rights. What goes unmentioned about the so-called “gun culture” […]

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Federal law enforcement begins encroaching into the mission of state police forces

Federal law enforcement begins encroaching into the mission of state police forces. Federal agencies then begin to expand their scope of interests and encroach upon each others’ missions and scope of interests. All of this results in the initial agencies lacking the necessary funding to do what they were created to do, or otherwise having […]

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The Developing Saga of Cook County’s Gun-Totin’ Sheriff

Again, we doubt that Dart was threatened by anyone credible. Ed Burke wasn’t, but he still has a gun, too. One set of rules for them, and another for the serfs… The article also calls Dart a “former lawmaker,” meaning he has little (if any) law enforcement experience, but carries a gun simply because he’s […]

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One More Road-to-Hell Law in IL

A law that goes into effect Wednesday will require individual Illinois gun owners to check their buyer’s credentials with state police before transferring ownership of their weapons, but key details of the new process still haven’t been announced. Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, said Thursday that he was waiting to […]

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New Concealed Carry Study Supports Lott / Mustard Research

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: The purpose of the present study is to determine the effects of state-level assault weapons bans and concealed weapons laws on state-level murder rates. Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with […]

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Supporters say IL concealed carry bill won’t be stopped

PEORIA — Gov. Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto of the concealed carry legislation is expected to be nothing more than a speed bump, according to some local supporters of the bill. Quinn sent down the bill Tuesday morning after inserting some stricter gun control provisions into the legislation to be considered by the General Assembly. Those […]

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More Lawmakers Speak Out Against Quinn’s Concealed Carry Changes

State Lawmakers respond to Governor Quinn’s changes to the concealed carry bill. Bill Brady – Senator Bill Brady, a Republican from Bloomington and Republican candidate for Governor, issued the following statement regarding the Governor’s amendatory veto of concealed carry legislation: “The legislature spent many hours this spring debating concealed carry legislation. There was significant give-and-take […]

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