Archive | May, 2013

Ill. Senate Dems set up faceoff with House on guns

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Senate Democrats rejected gun legislation Tuesday that would have erased all local firearms ordinances, setting up a standoff with their party colleagues in the House over how to end Illinois’ status as the last state to ban the public possession of concealed weapons. The Senate Executive Committee approved its own version […]

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Urgent Action Alert – Amendment to Ban Standard Capacity Magazines to be Considered in IL

On May 9, an anti-gun amendment was offered to Senate Bill 1002, turning this bill into another vehicle for gun control.  Sponsored by state Senator Antonio Munoz (D-1), this amendment seeks to ban the possession, purchase, manufacture, sale or delivery of all magazines in Illinois that can hold more than ten rounds of ammunition or […]

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Why Magazine Capacity Limitations Don’t Work

Magazine size is more likely to matter for people defending against aggressors, which is why it is dangerously presumptuous for the government to declare that no one needs to fire more than X number of rounds. As self-defense experts such as firearms instructor Massad Ayoob point out, there are various scenarios, including riots, home invasions, […]

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Disarming Realities: As Gun Sales Soar, Gun Crimes Plummet

A couple of new studies reveal the gun-control hypesters’ worst nightmare…more people are buying firearms, while firearm-related homicides and suicides are steadily diminishing. What crackpots came up with these conclusions? One set of statistics was compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice. The other was reported by the Pew Research Center. According to DOJ’s Bureau […]

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Illinois Lawmaker Explodes Over Dems’ Attempt to Sneak Significant Amendment Into Concealed Carry Bill: ‘Keep Playing Games!’

Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) launched into a fiery tirade on the Illinois House floor after Democratic lawmakers attempted to sneak in what he considered to be a significant floor amendment to a proposed concealed carry bill. Bost’s outburst actually occurred on April 17, but was only lightly covered. The House was debating the […]

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Can the Government Ban ‘Assault Weapons’? Constitutional Experts Weigh In

Since the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, one of the major responses has been to increase restrictions on gun rights, presumably to reduce the probability that a mass shooting will take place. But what if their proposed methods for doing so are unconstitutional? That’s the argument advanced by some experts on constitutional law, who argue that […]

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