Category Archives: Gun Control

Illinois Supreme Court Remands Second Amendment Challenge in Wilson v. County of Cook

The Illinois Supreme Court has just now released its opinion in Wilson v. County of Cook and it contains ‘slightly’ good news for Second Amendment advocates. If you recall, Wilson was filed by Illinois residents and gun owners Matthew D. Wilson, Troy Edhlund, … Continue reading

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Maryland to appeal the ruling in Woollard v. Sheridan

As expected, the Maryland Attorney General’s office has filed a timely notice of appeal in the case of Woollard v Sheridan. The state had signalled their intention to appeal in a Motion For Immediate Stay Pending Appeal which they filed … Continue reading

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California’s Proposed Open Carry Ban Heads to Senate Floor

The purported goal of AB144, introduced by Assemblymember Anthony J. Portantino (D-Pasadena), is to outlaw unloaded open carry across the state.  The bill was introduced in response to an increasing number of Californians who have been openly carrying unloaded handguns … Continue reading

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Helmke to Step Down at Brady Campaign

Paul Helmke, Yale Law graduate and former Republican mayor of Fort Wayne Indiana who has served as the president of The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence since 2006, has announced that he is stepping down effective July 10th. Despite … Continue reading

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Are gun owners facing a ‘perfect storm’?

In the gripping novel The Perfect Storm, author Sebastian Junger describes the convergence of forces that lead to the brutal Halloween Gale of 1991. While the thought of facing such a storm at sea is terrifying enough by itself, the true … Continue reading

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When is it good to fail?

ANSWER:  When it is the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (formerly Handgun Control, Inc.) who is grading you! The Brady Campaign has just released their 2008 state scorecards and I am proud to say that Minnesota has failed miserably!  Scoring a mere 11 … Continue reading

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