County Board Discussing Gun Discharge Ordinance

The Natural and Environmental Resources Committee met March 17 and discussed, among other things, an ordinance to prohibit the discharge of a firearm. Below is the ordinance in searchable form: Ordinance Regulating the Discharge of Firearms in Unincorporated McHenry County … Continue reading

McHenry County Has Highest Percentage Applying for Concealed Carry Permits in Chicago Area

Thanks to a statistical analysis by the Chicago Sun-Times, we know today that McHenry County has more people, on a proportional basis, applying for concealed carry permits than any other Chicago-area county. (Graphic here. Map here.) With 822 people applying … Continue reading

Rahm Emmanuel Tries to Divert New U.S. Attorney From Political Corruption Fight

[I got my timeline mixed up when I said that Rahm Emmanuel had a role as President Barack Obama's Chief of Staff in assigning Patrick Fitzgerald the prosecution of Scooter Libby. [I have moved the incorrect assertion to the bottom … Continue reading

Looks As If Joe Walsh Was Right about Illinois Gun Law

Last Saturday, former Congressman, now WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh urged civil disobedience with regard to Illinois gun laws. Monday Cook County Judge Ellen Mandeltort reversed herself and dismissed charges against a man whom she had ruled had violated … Continue reading

Richmond Village Board Shoots Down Gun Control Measure 6-0

Without a dissenting vote five Trustees and the Village President of Richmond voted to kill an ordinance that attracted opposition resulting from “alerts” from the Illinois State Rifle Association and Richmond resident Michael Moore‘s Anywhere CCW, plus robo-calls from the … Continue reading

Young Republicans Oppose Richmond Gun Ban

A press release from the McHenry County Young Republicans: McHenry County Young Republicans Oppose Richmond Gun Ban McHenry County, Illinois… As we approach the celebration of our Independence Day, an alarming, yet reoccurring theme is being proposed among many small … Continue reading