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Protecting the Second Amendment and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Bob Owens, “Bearing Arms” Founder and Editor, Dead at 46

A heartbreaking end for a giant in the 2nd Amendment community.

News has come to us of the death of fellow blogger Bob Owens. Bob was the founder and editor of He was a dedicated hoplophile, an avid shooter and a fierce supporter of the right to keep and bear arms. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and co-workers. He will be missed.

I never met the man, though I wished I could have. He was very passionate about gun rights, and very knowledgeable. His ability to cut right to the bone on a gun debate was very valuable. I’ve been reading him for several years, and his insights were always appreciated. I will miss reading his work.

It was apparently a suicide, with seemingly little or no warning for those close to him.

One only wonder what sort of pain he must have been going through.

If you appreciated his work and have a few bucks, consider donating a bit to the GoFundMe page for his family. My thoughts and prayers are extended to his family and friends in this terrible time.


Donald Trump Suggests “Second Amendment People” Should… Do Something… About Hillary


Trump was discussing the possibility that Clinton, the Democratic nominee, would be able to appoint liberal justices to the Supreme Court if she wins the race for the White House.

He then said that there was nothing that could be done in that scenario, before mentioning “Second Amendment folks.”

“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump said to boos from the crowd.

“By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks,” he then added.

“Though the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”


I just…


Look, this guy is not one of us. I’m not talking about whether you reluctantly feel he’d be better than Hillary, or even if you generally agree with him or not. I mean that he is simply not of us. He is a stranger in a strange land trying to speak a foreign language, and he’s not doing it very well. His language indicates as much.

I liken this story to the one a couple months back where Trump suggested jailing women that get abortions. That is a freaking parody of pro-lifers created by the left to indicate how heartless and inhuman we are. Because Trump is not of us, but is of the other side, he only knows how to speak the language of the other side.

Similarly, here, Trump seemed to paint lawful gun owners as insurrectionists, prone to shooting candidates whose politics they disagree with.

Almost precisely the way the left parodies us in order to disarm us.

That is all bad by itself, but he is actually doing serious damage to our brand and our ideology through his words. He is reinforcing the left’s parodies of us. The left sees folks on our side chuckling and nodding along to these “jokes” from Trump and understandably see evidence of their parodies.

Gun owners have been saying for this entire administration that we don’t own guns in order to shoot Obama, or other politicians in the face simply because we disagree with them. So what does Trump do? In one fell swoop, he implies we’re all insurrectionists. I can’t even fully expressed how pissed I am at him for effectively slandering us on this matter.

Goddamned 2016…



DNC, Night 3: A Lesson In Sophistry


I watched the whole night. I tend to think that it was a sort of high-minded curiosity that caused me to do it, like Jane Goodall studying her subjects in their natural habitat, but it really could be as simple as psychological masochism. I’ll leave that for you to decide.

Whatever the case, I have some thoughts on the night that I’d like to share:

Firstly, the Democrats said what they needed to about Trump. They hit him precisely on his weaknesses and hit him hard and repeatedly on those soft spots. They did so far better than Republican primary opponents did. However, I can chalk that up primarily to two reasons:
1. A DNC convention is supremely friendly territory to trashing the other side, and
2. A GOP primary opponent would be more inclined to view Trump as an adversary and potential ally, but Dems see us–quite literally–as the enemy.

Second, they have some excellent speechifiers. They have some objectively fantastic orators that are capable of stirring a crowd on demand as if by sorcery. I really mean it. The way they can build momentum into a speech, pause for effect at the right moments, wind everything up into a rhetorical sledgehammer, and then crush it home is quite impressive. Further, seeing its effect on a crowd is, while somewhat unnerving, still also awesome in its own way. As I said earlier, it’s almost like sorcery. The old-timey definition of the word “mesmerize” is quite fitting here, I think.

If you are able to turn off the critical thinking side of your brain, anyway.
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Background Check is Registration is Confiscation


It would appear that many thousands of gun owners in Connecticut have thumbed their noses at the state’s new gun registration law and have not registered their weapons. This has the Hartford Courant pretty upset.

It’s estimated that perhaps scores of thousands of Connecticut residents failed to register their military-style assault weapons with state police by Dec. 31.

Although willful noncompliance with the law is doubtless a major issue, it’s possible that many gun owners are unaware of their obligation to register military-style assault weapons and would do so if given another chance.

But the bottom line is that the state must try to enforce the law. Authorities should use the background check database as a way to find assault weapon purchasers who might not have registered those guns in compliance with the new law.

A Class D felony calls for a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Even much lesser penalties or probation would mar a heretofore clean record and could adversely affect, say, the ability to have a pistol permit.

If you want to disobey the law, you should be prepared to face the consequences.

So what has the Courant told us about the gun grabbing left?

First, they have admitted that gun registration is the means by which they will find you and punish you.

Second, they have told us that assurances that the background check process is not “backdoor gun registration” is a lie. They call for the use of a database that was intended to be a one time security check to be used as a proxy for registration. A background check isn’t just a background check, it is effectively an illegal firearms registration system.

Finally, they tell us that they advocate using their illegal firearm registration database to hunt down “scores of thousands” of otherwise law abiding citizens, search their premises, take their arms and and put them in prison.

In other words, the Hartford Courant has confirmed every single fear that gun owners have about background checks, registration and confiscation.


The centerpiece of Obama’s agenda a year ago…

The most important agenda item Obama was working on a year ago was reduced to two sentences in the SOTU address last night.

Citizenship means standing up for the lives that gun violence steals from us each day. I have seen the courage of parents, students, pastors, and police officers all over this country who say “we are not afraid,” and I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress, to help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters and our shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook. (Applause.)

Think about where this issue was a year ago and then sit back and bask in the glory of the absolute victory for gun rights for the American people. Even with the full on support of the MSM, from CNN’s Piers Morgan and Don Lemon to NBC’s Bob Costas to all of MSNBC and the editorial pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post, the gun control movement crashed and burned spectacularly. Last night was its funeral.


John didn’t even have a gun in the state of Maryland

That didn’t prevent Maryland police from harassing him about it.

Retreating to the space between the SUV and the unmarked car, the officer orders John to hook his thumbs behind his back and spread his feet. “You own a gun,” the officer says. “Where is it?”

“At home in my safe,” John answers.

“Don’t move,” says the officer.

Now he’s at the passenger’s window. “Your husband owns a gun,” he says. “Where is it?”

First Kally says, “I don’t know.” Retelling it later she says, “And that’s all I should have said.” Instead, attempting to be helpful, she added, “Maybe in the glove [box]. Maybe in the console. I’m scared of it. I don’t want to have anything to do with it. I might shoot right through my foot.”

The officer came back to John. “You’re a liar. You’re lying to me. Your family says you have it. Where is the gun? Tell me where it is and we can resolve this right now.”

Of course, John couldn’t show him what didn’t exist, but Kally’s failure to corroborate John’s account, the officer would tell them later, was the probable cause that allowed him to summon backup — three marked cars joined the lineup along the I-95 shoulder — and empty the Expedition of riders, luggage, Christmas gifts, laundry bags; to pat down Kally and Yianni; to explore the engine compartment and probe inside door panels; and to separate and isolate the Filippidises in the back seats of the patrol cars.

Ninety minutes later, or maybe it was two hours — “It felt like forever,” Kally says — no weapon found and their possessions repacked, the episode ended … with the officer writing out a warning.

It’s not clear from the article why John was stopped in the first place. Did the cop know he had a CCW permit from another state. If so, that is very disturbing.

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2013 smashed all records for gun sales

Obama is the greatest gun salesman ever!

One year ago this month, President Obama announced that radical gun control was the top of his agenda for his second term.

Although he failed to get any of the gun bans or government registrations passed on the federal level, he was successful in one area. His actions convinced millions of Americans to buy more firearms than any time in history.

The FBI reported that it performed an astounding 21,093,273 background checks for the year ending Dec. 31. In fact, eight of the top 10 highest weeks ever for National Instant Background Check System (NICS) checks were in 2013 (the other two were during Dec. 2012.)

The checks in 2013 were 8 percent higher than 2012. The one-year increase is significant because the year leading up to the presidential election also saw massive which firearm sales.

Mr. Obama has actually been the best gun salesman in history. NICS checks have gone up a whopping 66 percent since he came to the White House.

Imagine the hoards of ammunition tucked away in every corner of America. In his wildest dreams, Obama will never be as successful selling Obamacare as he has been guns and ammo.


US District Court Shoots Down Chicago Gun Law

Yet another victory for common sense. Here is the NRA ILA.

Today, Judge Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, ruled that the City of Chicago’s ordinance banning virtually all sales and transfers of firearms inside city limits violates the Second Amendment and is therefore unconstitutional. In his ruling, Judge Chang noted the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms” includes the right to acquire firearms.

As the court stated, “Chicago’s ordinance goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms, and at the same time the evidence does not support that the complete ban sufficiently furthers the purposes that the ordinance tries to serve [protecting its citizens].”

The case was brought against the City of Chicago and Mayor Rahm Emanuel by the Illinois Association of Firearms Retailers; Kenneth Pacholski; Kathryn Tyler; and Michael Hall, with the strong support of the National Rifle Association.

“Today’s ruling is a vindication of the constitutional freedoms of Chicago’s law-abiding citizens,” said Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “Chicago’s continued refusal to follow the U.S. Supreme Court’s clear directive in its landmark ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago is unacceptable, and the NRA will continue to challenge the City until it fully respects the right of its law-abiding residents to keep and bear arms.”


Americans wait in line to register their guns…

So sad.

There are only five more days until the new gun laws go into effect for our state, that means a dash to register assault weapons or high capacity magazines.

A long line of people stood outside of the Public Safety Building in Middletown all day Thursday to register firearms.

Specifically, anything the state considers an assault weapon or a high capacity magazine must be registered before Jan. 1, 2014.

“If they were trying to make them illegal, I’d have a real issue, but if they want to just know where they are, that’s fine with me,” said Charles Gillette, who was registering magazines.

“I understand why they’re doing it, but I don’t think it’s constitutional,” said Scott Boccio, who was registering guns.


Liberals love it when laws aren’t enforced…

Liberals love it when the government doesn’t enforce various laws. When Obama said he would not enforce federal laws against gay marriage, they cheered. When he said he wouldn’t enforce immigration law they celebrated. When marijuana laws were not enforced, they partied. When Occupy Wall Street protesters weren’t thrown out of parks after they closed, they praised police restraint. They have nary a word of complaint regarding the Administration’s refusal to enforce various aspects of Obamacare. They love nullification of laws they don’t support.

In Colorado, however, the vast majority of sheriffs have said they will not vigorously enforce the state’s new gun grabber laws. What does the left have to say about that? Suddenly they are all about the line-by-line enforcement of every clause of the law.

Here is a selection of comments from the Daily Kos.

Public pronouncement that certain laws will not be enforced spouted by the people charged with enforcing the law is a serious problem. It’s somewhere over near Sedition, IIRC.

The legislature controls the purse-strings. So Sheriff Fusspot can’t find the time to enforce a gun law?WHOOPSEE! I guess the Legislature forgot to send Sheriff Fusspot’s state-funding subsidy. Too bad; so sad….

The rule of law is a fragile thing. And the dangerous truth is that laws, constitutions, etc. in and of themselves are meaningless unless the people that are supposed to live under these laws have faith in them, and unless those tasked with enforcing those laws actually do so.

Is there federal jurisdiction over these sheriffs and if so is it in the normal course of events of only pursuant to a warrant or some such judicial ruling, and in either case what’s to stop the DoJ or ATF from pursuing that option and forcing these sheriffs to do their jobs or face seriously legal action including fines, indictment and the loss of their jobs?

I tire of these little tin-star dictators who seem to think they get to run “their” county like a personal fiefdom.

Simple Solution. The state legislators should respond by cutting off state funds to the Sheriff’s Offices that refuse to enforce state law. When they have a difficult time making payroll, the sheriffs will reconsider their positions.


Gun Grabbers Ramping Up for 2014

I guess they just don’t think the Colorado recalls were a big deal.

Gun control advocates acknowledged Sunday that they were disappointed with efforts this year to tighten firearm laws across the country but vowed to continue their fight, including spending millions on their candidates in next year’s elections.

Their comments came one year after the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in which 20 students and six adults were fatally shot in Newtown, Conn. However, Congress failed to pass no major gun-control legislation in the aftermath.

“We get disappointed,” said Mark Kelly, who co-founded the gun-control group Americans for Responsible Solutions with wife Gabrielle Giffords, the former congresswoman who was shot on the campaign trail in 2011.

The retired astronaut and Navy captain told “Fox News Sunday” the defeat of the so-called, bipartisan Manchin-Toomey Senate gun bill was “not a good day” but that his group plans to spend $25 million in the next election cycle.


Ralphie better stay the hell out of New Jersey

Ralphie Commits a Felony

Ralphie Commits a Felony

Ralphie’s official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle could get him mandatory hard time.

New Jersey and other jurisdictions make little or no distinction between Daisy’s classic Red Ryder BB gun immortalized in the film “A Christmas Story,” and real guns. They must be registered and are subject to the same laws as any firearms.

“In all honesty, kids who are charged are looking at mandatory jail time,” said New Jersey attorney William Proetta, adding that under the state’s Graves Act, a conviction could lead to prison time. “The only defense is to request a waiver but if that’s not granted, young kids can get a felony charge and their lives are basically over.”

New Jersey’s strict Graves Act gun law covers possession of a BB gun right alongside serious gun control measures outlawing sawed-off shotguns, filing serial numbers off of guns or using firearms to commit crimes. Violating the act can bring a minimum three-year prison term and steep fines.

I sure miss America.


Unarmed man shoots two pedestrians…


In September, New York Police officers responded to an emotionally disturbed man causing a ruckus at a Times Square bus terminal by opening fire on him while they were surrounded by crowds and traffic. They missed him and hit two innocent bystanders (one of whom was in a walker). Police said at the time they thought the man, Glenn Broadnax, was reaching for a gun, but he turned out to be unarmed.

Even though Broadnax was not armed, an indictment unsealed Wednesday is charging him with assault for the injuries caused by police gunfire.

I am guessing if I misjudge a non-deadly situation, pull my CCW, shoot at the non-threat, miss and hit two innocent bystanders, my outcome will be substantially different, huh?

Of course I don’t wear the uniform…


In Venezuela, a carjacker meets an armed car owner

It does not end well for carjacker.


Obama’s political advocacy group to stage Newtown anniversary events

They are still not willing to let a perfectly good crisis go to waste. To a leftist, human suffering is an event to be exploited in order to advance political goals.

The political advocacy group born from President Obama’s reelection campaign is encouraging supporters to host “anniversary events” marking one year since the Newtown Elementary School shooting.

Organizing for America (OFA) says it intends the events to be a “powerful reminder of what we lost a year ago, and a reminder that we as a nation need to do more to prevent gun violence and keep our communities safe.”

OFA says that the events will be held in towns and cities across the country and will be used to “call on Congress to finally take action to make our communities safer.”

More on Obama’s effort to prop up his political agenda on the graves of children here.


There is more than one way to enact gun control…


No ammunition, no shooting, worthless guns.

Because of heightened EPA regulations, Doe Run Company’s Herculaneum lead smelter in Herculaneum, Missouri—the last U.S. smelter of its kind—is closing its doors on December 31, 2013.

Once this happens, the lead for traditional ammunition will have to be imported, thus driving up the price for bullets, shotgun shells, etc.

The Herculaneum smelter has been operating in the same location since 1892. And according to the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), “it is the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore,” so once it closes, the only lead smelters left in the nation will be ones that recycle lead from existing items “such as lead acid batteries or spent ammunition components.”


Hey, advocate gun control at Thanksgiving dinner!

So says Mayor Bloomberg. Nobody will be doing this at the table at which I will be sitting Thursday. We don’t have those types in my family. If you do, a preview is below the fold.

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New gun control regulations being drafted in DC…

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – the people who administered Fast and Furious – are drafting new gun control regulations. Evidently they are convinced you and I lose track of too many guns.

The Obama administration is working on new gun control regulations that would target stolen and missing weapons.

Police have a hard time tracking firearms that disappear from gun shops, which “just feeds the sort of already large and existing secondary market on guns,” said Sam Hoover, a staff attorney with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

It is unclear precisely what the draft regulations, drawn up by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and under review at the White House’s regulations office, would do.

The ATF would not comment on the draft rule, since it has not yet been released to the public, but a description provided by the White House asserts that it would target cases where guns go missing “in transit.”



Happy National Ammo Day


November 19 is National Ammunition Day.

The goals of Ammo Day:

The goal of National Ammo Day is to empty the ammunition from the shelves of your local gun store, sporting goods, or hardware store and put that ammunition in the hands of law-abiding citizens. Make your support of the Second Amendment known—by voting with your dollars!

There are an estimated 75 MILLION gun owners in the United States of America. If each gun owner or Second Amendment supporter buys 100 rounds of ammunition, that’s 7.5 BILLION rounds in the hands of law-abiding citizens!

The gun/ammunition manufacturers have been taking the brunt of all the frivolous lawsuits, trying to put these folks out of business. Well, not if we can help it! And we CAN help it by buying ammunition on November 19!


Guns v. Obamacare

In the Obamanation, guns win.



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90 degrees of difference…

Here is the story according to the leftist site Think Progress.

On Saturday, nearly 40 armed men, women, and children waited outside a Dallas, Texas area restaurant to protest a membership meeting for the state chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a gun safety advocacy group formed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

According to a spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action (MDA), the moms were inside the Blue Mesa Grill when members of Open Carry Texas (OCT) — an open carry advocacy group — “pull[ed] up in the parking lot and start[ed] getting guns out of their trunks.” The group then waited in the parking lot for the four MDA members to come out. The spokeswoman said that the restaurant manager did not want to call 911, for fear of “inciting a riot” and waited for the gun advocates to leave. The group moved to a nearby Hooters after approximately two hours.

The horror!

Here is the photo Think Progress used: Gunmen taking up positions.


Think Progress credits the photo with this: HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MOMSDEMANDACTION

Here is a comment from the article.

This is simple intimidation. Look at the postures of the gunmen. They are gunmen. This type of behavior is going to escalate as time goes on. These gun people have nothing to do with sportsmen or our outdoor traditions in America. They are thugs. Just like third world political thugs.

The reality is a little less scary.

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Let’s play “what If”…


What if Obama, Feinstein and Schumer had gotten every single gun control measure they were attempting following the Newtown massacre? Let’s suppose they got it all: Assault weapon ban, a ban on magazines over seven rounds, background checks on private sales… all of it. Let’s imagine that it all passed.

Let’s even imagine they they got more than they believed they could in their their wildest dreams. All Americans were required to turn in their so-called assault rifles and magazines over 7 rounds. Let’s imagine that all semi-auto handguns were made illegal. Let’s imagine that ammunition purchases were limited to one box per week. Let’s imagine it was a gun grabber’s wet dream.

Even in a world where that all happened, the Navy Yard shooting would have gone down exactly as it did. Aaron Alexis would have subjected himself to the federal background check at a licenced dealer. He would have bought his Remington 870 hunting shotgun. He would have gone to the Navy Yard and did exactly what he did.

Even if the wildest fantasies of the Obama/Feinstein/Schumer gang had come true last winter, it wouldn’t have done a damned thing to stop the killing this week.

The killing would have continued apace and Americans would be less free, less secure and less American. Gun control isn’t the answer.

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Details Emerge Regarding Navy Yard Shooter

Aaron Alexis

What do we know about the Navy Yard shooter?

In 2004, he shot up a vehicle in a fit of rage.

Two construction workers building a new home told police that Aaron Alexis walked out of a home next door on May 6, 2004, pulled a pistol from his waistband and fired three shots into the rear tires of their parked car.

Alexis later told police he thought the victims had “disrespected him” and “mocked him” earlier that morning after he discovered that his own vehicle had been tampered with. Alexis also told detectives he didn’t remember firing his weapon until about an hour later, according to the police report.

Seattle police said in a statement Monday that detectives later spoke with Alexis’ father, who told police Alexis had anger management problems associated with PTSD, and had participated in rescue attempts on Sept. 11th, 2001.

In 2010, he fired a shot into a neighbor’s apartment.

Aaron Alexis, 34, was arrested in September 2010 after his upstairs neighbor called Fort Worth cops to report that a bullet had been shot into her apartment. The round apparently first traveled through her home’s floor and then the ceiling.

The woman, whose name is not listed in a Fort Worth Police Department report, said that she was “terrified” of Alexis, who had previously confronted her about making too much noise. The neighbor, who was “visibly shaken up” when questioned by police, said that she believed the shooting was “intentional.”

He was a problem for the Navy.

One Navy official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that Alexis was discharged in January 2011 for “a pattern of misconduct” and that the 2010 gun incident in Texas played a role in his departure.

Another Navy official said Alexis was given a “general discharge,” a classification often used to designate a blemished performance record. In some cases, a general discharge can make it difficult to land a civilian job.

He had a valid pass to the Navy Base.

Officials reported Alexis had “legitimate access” to enter the Navy Yard at the time as a civilian contractor, using a valid pass.

He passed the federal background check and purchased a Joe Biden approved shotgun just recently.

NBC News correspondent Pete Williams is reporting Alexis purchased a shotgun in Lorton, Va. during the past week or so.

He seized additional weapons from his victims during his shooting spree.

The suspected gunman appeared to have seized firearms from two of his victims as he moved through the building along the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, where 3,000 Navy employees go to work each day, many of them carrying authorized firearms.

The suspected gunman shot a security officer in the head, killing him, and took the officer’s 9 mm pistol and a magazine of ammunition. The shooter then continued through the building and seemed to target his victims, who were mostly on the third and fourth floors, Bensen reported.

Diane Feinstein is using the event, naturally, to call for stricter gun control laws.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, one of the Senate’s leading voices on gun control, called for stricter gun laws in the aftermath of Monday’s killings at Washington’s Navy Yard.

The California Democrat said the deaths of the 12 people Monday were at the hands of a man armed with an AR-15, a shotgun, and a semiautomatic handgun, although details of his weapons have not been confirmed.

To summarize, he was a man with a history of gun violence who was a problem child for the Navy yet still had access clearance to the base, was able to pass a federal background check, purchased the type of weapon generally considered most innocuous by the left and used it to take more deadly weapons off his victims. Diane Feinstein thinks this will ignite a gun control process which Newtown couldn’t ignite last winter.



Indoctrinate the Children!

This is how it is done: Corrupt the Constitution starting with the 2nd Amendment.


This is in an high school advanced placement textbook.

More here plus a call to action.


Illinois Supreme Court says 2nd Amendment applies outside the home

The case People v. Alberto Aguilar challenged the state’s Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons (AUUW ) statute. The court ruled that the AUUW statue is unconstitutional, saying that it violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. In other words, the right to bear arms applies outside just the home as was the law under AUUW.

In other Illinois news, Chicago makes some changes… against the will of the city government.

On September 11, Chicago’s city council abolished its 45-year old gun registry and the city’s gun permit requirement amid pressure from the Supreme Court and the U.S. 7th Circuit Court Appeals.

In 2010’s McDonald v. Chicago, the Supreme Court ruled against Chicago’s gun restrictions, making it clear that “every city and state must adhere to the Second Amendment.”

Yet the Supreme Court did not specifically lay out what changes needed to take place. That happened in 2012, after the case returned to the 7th Circuit and the justices ruled specific bans “unconstitutional” in light of the Supreme Court’s decision.

As a result of the 2012 decision, Illinois was forced to implement a concealed carry law. According to Reuters, “[this gave] control of gun regulations to the state… essentially nullifying Chicago’s power to require gun owners to register their weapons and have a city firearms permit.”

This was the year, by the way, that Obama put the entire power of the president’s bully pulpit into creating more limits on gun rights. That has to make you smile.

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