When 140 Characters Isn't Enough
Politics Of Sport: While ads featuring violent movies and video games regularly appear on NFL broadcasts, pro football has banned an ad supporting the Second Amendment. The NFL is within its rights, since Item 5 in its prohibited list of Super Bowl ad categories includes "Firearms, ammunition…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on December 4, 2013 at 6:53pm — No Comments
Gun Crime: FBI statistics show Chicago, with one-third the population, passing New York City in the number of murders in 2012. Is it time for a national conversation about gang control vs. gun control?
President Obama doesn't often mention his hometown when he talks about gun control. Then…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on September 19, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Guns: Illinois has become the last state in the union to allow citizens their full Second Amendment rights, and officials in the murder capital of America worry about the consequences of citizens defending themselves.
Illinois' legislature on Tuesday voted to let gun owners carry…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on July 10, 2013 at 7:15pm — No Comments
Overreach: The gun control bill lets doctors put your name in the national criminal background check system without telling you. Can the government say you're crazy and take your guns? It's already happening.
The road to deeper gun control seems like another road paved with good …Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on April 17, 2013 at 6:53am — No Comments
Bat Man: A Chicago store owner beats off two armed thugs with a baseball bat as Missouri illegally shares concealed carry records with feds and New York matches private health records with gun permits to take firearms.
President Obama, who campaigns for gun control between concerts at the…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on April 12, 2013 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Global Gun Control: Despite a prior Senate rebuff, President Obama will likely sign and push a treaty embraced by the world's oppressors and thugs who fear armed citizens.
The treaty's prior rejection by the Senate 53-46 in a nonbinding test vote as part of the budget debate in a body…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on April 9, 2013 at 1:36pm — No Comments
Justice: A murdered Chicago teen's mother attends the president's speech on gun control, not knowing federal gun-crime prosecutions have in fact dropped on his watch — with the Windy City bringing up the rear.
Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, the mother of murdered 15-year-old Chicago…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on April 3, 2013 at 12:53pm — No Comments
Bullet Buys: Fifteen members of Congress have written a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding to know why the federal agency is buying so many rounds of ammunition. We'd like to know too.
Fifteen members of Congress have sent a letter to the Department of Homeland …Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on March 22, 2013 at 8:19pm — No Comments
U.S. Rights: As the world body meets this week to hammer out an agreement to restrict international arms trade, our Secretary of State commits us to pushing a treaty that may also restrict our Second Amendment rights.
Last Friday, the day of the week when unpopular or controversial …Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on March 22, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments
Guns: Veterans who bore arms to defend their country are receiving letters that they may be declared mentally incompetent and have their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms stripped from them. Welcome home.
The contempt by the Obama administration for our Constitution and our rights …Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on March 18, 2013 at 12:39pm — No Comments
Gun Control: As the Colorado legislature considers a ban on campus concealed carry, a woman testifying how she was raped in a "safe zone" 50 feet from a police station is told that armed defense is useless.
It didn't receive quite as much media coverage as Georgetown law student Sandra…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on March 7, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Security: In addition to stockpiling over a billion bullets and thousands of semiautomatic weapons the feds would deny U.S. citizens, the vehicle of choice for fighting the counterinsurgency war in Iraq is appearing on U.S. streets.
The sequestration question du jour is why the Department of…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on March 5, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Guns: An Illinois court has ruled that the Second Amendment means what it says and has ordered the state legislature to adopt a law by June that lets citizens bear arms in self-defense, not just keep them.
On Feb. 22, a 5-4 majority of the 10-member U.S. Seventh Court of Appeals upheld…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on March 3, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments
Gun Control: On his way to a play date with the world's most famous golfer, President Obama stops in America's most violent city to push universal background checks that Chicago's violent street gangs will totally ignore.
Janay McFarlane, 18, was killed late Friday just hours after her…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on February 19, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Gun Control: Our future president in 2008 called for "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the military. Should the "bitter-clingers" be worried?
As Andrew Malcolm has noted on these pages, the Department of Homeland Security has…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on February 14, 2013 at 11:49am — No Comments
Guns: While DHS seeks 7,000 semiautomatic guns with 30-round clips for self-defense, it makes a video saying you should use scissors to overpower armed predators. Luckily, a school guard in Atlanta thought differently.
Vice President Joe Biden criticized, on Jan. 23 during a Google+ Hangout, the …Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on February 2, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Guns: A 15-year-old girl who performed at the president's inauguration is gunned down by gangs less than a mile from Barack Obama's home. What does Chicago's mayor do? He blames banks who lend gun makers money.
Hadiya Pendleton, who just days before had performed with her high school band at…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on January 31, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Gun Control: The president seeks a review of groups barred from gun ownership, while his attorney general asks the courts to keep hidden documents on running guns to drug lords sealed by executive privilege.
Presumably the list of prohibited individuals include Mexican drug lords and …Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on January 22, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Second Amendment: The United Nations is putting the finishing touches on an Arms Trade Treaty that transcends borders and may even trample our Constitutional right to bear arms. Every indication is that the president will sign it.
Like the New Start and Law of the Sea treaties before it, as…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on January 21, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments
Politics: Instead of providing them the same armed security his children get, the president exploits children as stage props to repeal a Second Amendment they haven't been, and likely never will be, taught about.
The children who stood with President Obama Wednesday had the benefit of armed…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on January 17, 2013 at 1:20pm — No Comments