Homeowner Shoots Intruder As Chihuahua Acts As Guard Dog

A "beware of dog" sign posted on a tree near the driveway probably should have been the intruders' first warning to stay away. Now, a Calumet Township man says he believes he shot and wounded an armed intruder who attempted to break into his house late Tuesday.

Off-duty CPD officer fires shots during attempted robbery in Beverly

No one was injured when an off-duty Chicago Police officer fired shots during an attempted armed robbery Friday night in the Beverly neighborhood on the Far South Side. The officer was walking at 7:04 p.m. in the 2200 block of West 101st Street when a male approached and demanded money at gunpoint, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police. The officer then fired shots, and the suspect ran off.

Washington Post Writer Likens Bloomberg Gun Control Org to Productive Charities

It is a small mercy that the Washington Post relegates Petula Dvorak’s column to the paper’s Metro section below the fold, preventing at least some readers from happening upon her insipid thoughts. According to a short biography offered by the Post, Dvorak’s areas of journalistic expertise include “homeless shelters, gun control, high heels, high school choirs, the politics of parenting, jails, abortion clinics, mayors, modern families, strip clubs and gas prices, among other things.” Perhaps Dvorak has some minor knack for hard-hitting reporting on women’s footwear and gentlemen’s clubs, but as her latest commentary shows, her forays into gun control politics lack the most basic competence.  

Another Year, Another Record

The resilience of America's interest in our Second Amendment freedoms is always reassuring in light of a media and political machine that would have us all believe that gun owners are inherently evil. 

State Attorneys General Back National Reciprocity

H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, gained support from a coalition of America’s highest-ranking law enforcement officers. Twenty-three attorneys general from across the country signed a letter spearheaded by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley supporting this common sense legislation. 

Rep. Richard Hudson: Law-abiding citizens must have access to guns to protect themselves

You’ve heard it before: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” This was the case at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, when a law-abiding citizen shot and deterred a disturbed murderer, almost certainly preventing further death. After the tragedy, every American had the same reaction – why did this happen and how can we stop it from happening again?

Florida Alert! Justice Pariente refuses to recuse herself and refuses to explain why

It's not too late.  Justice Pariente can still recuse herself or resign.  Based on a 1980 case, motions seeking the recusal of a Supreme Court Justice are decided ONLY by the Justice asked to recuse -- not all seven Justices.  Justice Pariente alone, not the rest of the Court, made the decision to refuse to recuse herself, and she did not have the courage to give the Governor of the State the professional courtesy of explaining the justification for her decision.  

House panel backs bill respecting gun owners’ rights

On a party-line vote, the Judiciary Committee backed a bill that would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons. Republicans said the reciprocity measure would allow gun owners to travel freely between states without worrying about conflicting state laws or civil suits.The bill was approved 19-11 and now goes to the House floor.

The futility of gun laws

In determining how to best address mass murders like the one that occurred in Las Vegas, doing the wrong thing is always worse than doing nothing. The United States hasn’t the financial or the law-enforcement resources to safeguard innocent people from the kind of carnage wrought by Stephen Paddock. Should all the firearms in America be banned, people who hate will simply find other ways to kill.