Township Abolition by Referendum, Gun Store Licensing and Gas Tax Hike Bills Could Provide Constitutional Test

With a new Illinois General Assembly being sworn in before a new Governor takes office, it appears that sponsors of legislation current Governor Bruce Rauner might not sign will be tossed to a more favorable Governor JB Pritzker by the … Continue reading

Illinois State Rifle Assoc. Meeting Tuesday at Algonquin’s Colonial Cafe

Toward the bottom of this message from Mickey Schuch, President of the McHenry County Concealed Carry Association is information about an Illinois State Rifle Association meeting being held in Algqonuin Tuesday night: When is enough….enough? Is it too early for … 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

Walsh Bags Gunowners of America Endorsement, which Criticizes Hultgren

Back when I was running for office, the Gunowners of America were more supportive of Second Amendment rights than the NRA. Of course, the National Rifle Association has a bigger mailing list and it uses it to send last-minute post … 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

Huntley Tea Party Plans Tuesday Forum on 2nd Amendment & Concealed Carry

Here’s the press release with the details: Public Forum on the 2nd Amendment and Conceal Carry The Huntley Area Tea Party will present a Public Forum on Tuesday September 27th on the Subject of the 2nd Amendment and the Right … Continue reading

Get Concealed Carry Permit on Bus to Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day March 10th

Gun owners are planning ahead for the March 10th lobby day in Springfield. A bus, costing $35, will go from the Fox Lake Police Department, leaving at 6 AM. This is a bus ride that could be different from any … Continue reading

Will Kieth Nygren “Get Religion” and Allow 230 of his Trained Staff to Carry Guns While Off Duty?

McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren got a headline saying he was in favor of a concealed carry law in today’s Northwest Herald, as you can see below. I’d try to find the NW Herald article that I believe quoted a … Continue reading

McHenry County Blog Helps WBBM Radio Catch an Advertising Error

Earlier today, I apparently misread what I heard and didn’t hear before two political advocacy ads on News Radio 78. The Illinois State Rifle Association is running an ad which encourages people who support the Second Amendment rights to bear … Continue reading

WBBM Thinks Some Ads More Political Than Others

Over a two-day period, I heard two issue advocacy radio ads on WBBM. One was preceded by a disclaimer saying it was a political ad. The other wasn’t. The one with the disclaimer, making it less likely that people would … Continue reading

Biggest Political Meeting of the Year

OK, so it’s still January. Nevertheless the approaching 500 people who showed up at the Operating Engineers Local 150 Lakemoor Banquet Hall was impressive. On the dias were, from left to right, county board candidate Nick Provenzano, McHenry County Sheriff … Continue reading

The Night the Lights Went Out While Jason Plummer Was Speaking

Last night at Crystal Lake’s 1776 restaurant will be a night that Jason Plummer, an aggressive Downstate candidate for lieutenant governor, will remember forever. How do I know? Because I’ve been on the same route he took twice, once in … Continue reading