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9th Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Calif Gun Ban of Semi-Auto Rifles for Young Adults

May 12, 2022
9th Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Calif Gun Ban of Semi-Auto Rifles for Young Adults

The Law: California, well known for legislating “We will protect you for your own good-and you ought to thank us” has had a law banning sale of semi-automatic rifles to young citizens aged 18-20 years old. Most other states allow these young adults access to long guns at those younger ages (the same age...
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Dems Desperate to Generate Anti-Crime Headlines Take on “Ghost Guns” this week.

April 17, 2022
Dems Desperate to Generate Anti-Crime Headlines Take on “Ghost Guns” this week.

Photo credit: fharbor.com(At least his finger is out of the trigger guard…) I have watched the national and state news this week trying to make some sense of all the new “almost laws” and threatened consequences for non-serialized homemade guns, and after considerable review I remain fairly boggled to see all of this come...
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Illinois Supreme Court Gets a Second Look at the FOID

April 8, 2022
Illinois Supreme Court Gets a Second Look at the FOID

Well court watchers, this is yet another strange one in Springfield. Attorneys have been back in front of the Illinois Supreme Court in March of this year, in the same FOID Constitutionality case the judges declined to address last year. The Supremes have not been too welcoming to FOID challenges, but this case circled...
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ATF Sends Open Letter to FFL Holders Regarding Forced Reset Triggers

March 24, 2022
ATF Sends Open Letter to FFL Holders Regarding Forced Reset Triggers

   Earlier today, 24 March, 2022, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) sent out a letter to all Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders advising of their new declarations related to Forced Reset Triggers (FRT). Short version of the message- they are machine guns, yes just the trigger parts are now considered to...
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New Illinois Expressway Shootings Map Released

January 29, 2022
New Illinois Expressway Shootings Map Released

In an interesting move this week, the Illinois State Police (ISP) have granted public access to an online dashboard map of Illinois Expressway shootings going back as far as 2019. They say it is “interactive” and allows viewers to get dates, times, and context about the shootings, as well as the number of shootings...
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2022 SHOT Show Pistol News

January 18, 2022
2022 SHOT Show Pistol News

Despite surging numbers with the Wo Han Red Death nationwide, the 2022 SHOT show, the world’s largest firearms related trade show kicked off yesterday and continues this week. I personally would have bet against Vegas signing off on the health issues to allow 50,000-70,000 people in chin diapers and hand sani into the exhibition...
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Shipping Guns 2022

January 14, 2022
Shipping Guns 2022

By Mike Keleher Well, I had occasion to ship a firearm this week, and as always, my sketchy post-COVID brain could not remember the best way to ship this item. Why I remember back in the day, just turning a rifle over to the stagecoach conductor and asking him to drop it off- and...
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Cold Weather Concealed Carry Notes

January 6, 2022
Cold Weather Concealed Carry Notes

By Mike Keleher With the wind chill in the subzero zone here this week, I thought I’d make some notes on Concealed Carry in the cold weather. Isn’t it nice to get to have plenty of clothes to put over your best carry gun? You can even get those bigger pistols out and tote...
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“Enough is Enough” – Joe Perillo, Multimillion Dollar Chicago Robbery Victim

December 13, 2021
“Enough is Enough” – Joe Perillo, Multimillion Dollar Chicago Robbery Victim

Photo Credit: WFLD Chicago Amidst the daily shooting chaos in Chicago, other lesser crime news rarely gets much attention. Last week’s announcement Cook County has had 1000 homicides this year kind of sucks the air out of everything else. That seems like alot doesn’t it? I am sure the city is swinging into action...
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Ear Pro

December 9, 2021
Ear Pro

By Mike Keleher Next to Eye Protection, I treat Ear Protection (Ear Pro) as a close second when dealing with firearms. When I enter a range area, I put on eye pro and don’t take them off until I am leaving the area or driving away. (I would encourage you to adopt this obsession-...
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