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Hawaii Government Sued Over Restrictive Firearms Laws

The non-profit Hawaii Defense Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the Honolulu Chief of Police Louis Kealoha, the Honolulu Police Department and the City & County of Honolulu as well as the State of Hawaii and Gov. Neil Abercrombie for violating the Second and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution.

The complaint, which was [...]


Capitalizing on its federal appeals court victory Wednesday in Ezell v. City of Chicago, abortion the Second Amendment Foundation today moved for a preliminary injunction against the State of Illinois to prevent further enforcement of that state’s prohibitions on firearms carry in public by law-abiding citizens.

The motion was filed in U.S. District Court for [...]

Failed:To Use PATRIOT ACT For Guncontrol?

In the wake of a Government Accountability Office report that 247 people on the FBI’s terror watch list were permitted to purchase guns last year, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Chicago) proposed an amendment to the PATRIOT Act that would prevent anyone on a terror list from buying a firearm. Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee voted [...]

Grassroots Gun Rights Groups Gain Momentum

By Alan Gottlieb

Considering that there are an estimated 80 million gun owners in the United States, view it should be no surprise that local organizations devoted to protecting and promoting gun rights – especially in the wake of the 2008 Heller ruling and the 2010 McDonald decision by the U.S. Supreme Court – have [...]

National Lawmakers In Chicago To Push Gun Control

National lawmakers were in Chicago holding a Congressional hearing on proposed gun control legislation today.

The Closing the Gun Show Loophole Act would require private sellers at gun shows to perform background checks before selling firearms. Illinois passed a similar law in 2005.-[source]

Gun Show Bill A De-Facto Ban

Rabidly anti-gun Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-5) will be holding a public hearing on a bill he has co-sponsored that would put gun shows under the supervision of the federal government.

The bill, pilule HR 2324, there would subject gun show hosts to a slew of pointless, time consuming regulations in addition to heaping all sorts [...]

Utah CCW Reciprocal In 32 States

The state of Utah, capsule one of Idaho’s neighbors to the south, doctor has seen a steady rise in concealed weapons permits over the past few years that highlight some differences in how the states handle letting citizens carry firearms.

A key difference between Idaho and Utah is portability—people who hold Utah’s concealed weapons can [...]

IL Gov Steps Up Attack On Gun Owners

Law-abiding Illinois firearm owners are under a renewed attack by Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election campaign. After receiving the endorsement of a radical gun control group last week, Quinn’s campaign is now the apparent mastermind of a plan to place a referendum on the November ballot that would call for the banning of a wide variety [...]

The real cost of gun control

After hearing the news that consideration was being given to National Guard troops being dispatched to the city of Chicago to quell violence, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank Mayor Daley and Governor Quinn.

Mayor, Governor, congratulations. Your pathological efforts to disarm the honest law-abiding citizens of the state of Illinois have finally [...]

Illinois banning AR-15′s threatens jobs

Illinois House members are preparing to vote on a bill to ban the sale of certain firearms by Illinois gun manufacturers to Illinois residents.

The legislation would affect four area gun manufacturers — Springfield Armory and ArmaLite in Geneseo, try Rock River Arms in Colona and Lewis Machine and Tool in Milan — that employ [...]