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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
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Media Bias: Rodeo clowns constitute a real crisis in media eyes, while deaths from the administration's gun-running operation to Mexican drug cartels are ignored as three more guns show up at crime scenes in Mexico.
The media have had a field day with a single, supposedly racist…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on August 19, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Law And Order: While urging the re-examination of state self-defense laws, then-state Sen. Barack Obama co-sponsored a bill nine years ago that stiffened Illinois' 1961 "stand your ground" law. So, he had it right the first time.
'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," the…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on July 23, 2013 at 7:44pm — No Comments
Urban Decay: When more Americans are killed in the president's hometown than in Afghanistan, even the media take notice. When will the president notice the carnage in the city run by his former chief of staff?
People are dying fast and furiously in Chicago, so much so that it caught…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on July 15, 2013 at 8:16am — 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
Guns To Mexico: Once again blaming his own country for Mexico's gun violence without mentioning Fast and Furious, the gun runner in chief pledges to find and jail gun smugglers. Perhaps he should start with his own administration.
'We recognize that most of the guns used to commit…Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on May 6, 2013 at 8:00pm — 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
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: The silent media ignore a Colorado Democrat who says women don't need firearms to defend themselves from predators and a patronizing vice president who says women can't handle an AR-15 anyway.
On Monday, the Colorado House passed four gun control bills. Among them is …Continue
Added by Daniel John Sobieski on February 23, 2013 at 8:57am — 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