Will Concealed Carry Be a Game Changer for Women and Rapists?

Shortly after the concealed carry bill passed in Springfield with Governor Pat Quinn saying negative things about it, Chicago rape victim Sandra Al-Sakkai held a press conference in Rogers Park to talk about her having been raped. The deadline set … Continue reading

Animal Farm – Concealed Carry Edition

It’s OK for Chicago Alderman to carry concealed handguns, but not its citizens. It’s OK for suburban Cook County residents to carry concealed guns, but not Chicagoans. That’s what I conclude after listening to part of a WBEZ interview with … Continue reading

Does Tom Dart Know His Concealed Carry Plan Will Hurt Poor Blacks and Latinos?

Basic economics teaches that when one prices something high that few will be sold. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has proposed that Cook County residents be charged $300 to apply for a concealed carry license. That’s what the Chicago Sun-Times … Continue reading

Appellate Court Dumps Illinois Gun Control, Puts Issue Squarely in Sites of Next General Assembly

Read the decision if you are really interested. This decision comes with the backdrop of Chicago Police being incapable to stop people from getting shot on the street. Here are some snippets: “Even carrying an unloaded gun in public, if … Continue reading

Gun Ownership Down, But People Still Want to Be Able to Defend Themselves

That was the takeaway message for me from the Huntley Tea Party’s forum on gun control. Bill Jenkins, whose 16-year old son was killed in Richmond, Virginia, put declining gun ownership statistics on the screen arguing that John Lott’s “More … Continue reading

Franks and Bean Skip 2nd Amendment Rally

What you see is the side of the agenda for the McHenry County Concealed Carry rally held Thursday night at the Operating Engineers Lakemoor Banquet Hall. I see four candidates for Congress were present or representated. From the 16th District, … Continue reading

“More Guns, Less Crime” Book Review

Nine more years of data in this third edition of “More Guns, Less Crime.” When I read the second edition eight years ago, I was pleased that John Lott’s hypothesis of the mid-1990′s had up held. After all, it’s just … Continue reading

Crime Fighting – Mayor Daley Just Doesn’t Get It

Received the third edition of John Lott’s “More Guns, Less Crime” yesterday. Eight years ago I read the second edition down in Florida before starting my Libertarian Party campaign for Illinois Governor. The book was a real eye-opener then. The … Continue reading

Laura Washington on Gun Control Views of Chicago Blacks She Knows

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington was on the Chicago Week in Review panel Friday night. Much of the discussion was about gun control measures defeated in Springfield. Of course, none of the panelists were on the John Lott “More Guns, … Continue reading

Laura Washington on Gun Control Views of Chicago Blacks She Knows

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington was on the Chicago Week in Review panel Friday night. Much of the discussion was about gun control measures defeated in Springfield. Of course, none of the panelists were on the John Lott “More Guns, … Continue reading