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SPRING LEGISLATIVE SESSION UPDATE: Mandatory prints for FOID dead, GSL OPPOSES updated ‘voluntary’ prints bill and we’ll tell you why…

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May 31, 2021
SPRING LEGISLATIVE SESSION UPDATE:  Mandatory prints for FOID dead, GSL OPPOSES updated ‘voluntary’ prints bill and we’ll tell you why…

Today, Memorial Day, marks the final day of the Illinois General Assembly spring session.  All business will have to be completed by midnight tonight (MAY 31) or it’ll likely have to wait until the fall veto session for consideration and then passage will require 60% of chamber(s) voting. GOOD NEWS FIRST: You may have...
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The Supremes Vote 9-0 Against Warrantless Gun Confiscation From a Home

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May 20, 2021
The Supremes Vote 9-0 Against Warrantless Gun Confiscation From a Home

By Mike Keleher Well this is a bit of a powerful statement by the U.S. Supreme Court this week. In a rare decision that is decided unanimously, the judges put their combined foot down and declared a police confiscation of privately owned firearms in a residence to have been unconstitutional per the 4th Amendment...
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BATF Publishes New Proposed Firearm Definitions. Now Open For Public Comment

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May 10, 2021

By Mike Keleher Well the BATF document looking to re-define and ban new 80% firearm frame sales which was leaked two weeks ago, has been formally published- a few days early. Hmmm. Wonder if the leak had anything to do with that? In official Washington speak, BATF posted on their website atf.gov: “On May...
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80% AR and Pistol frames flying off the shelf in front of Biden moves.

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May 2, 2021
80% AR and Pistol frames flying off the shelf in front of Biden moves.

By Mike Keleher I have been watching all of the news about 80% frame kits this Spring. You know, plastic or aluminum frames that have to be drilled and finished at home – they are sold as being only 80% complete frames. They are generally being offered in two formats, Glock pistol based and...
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Illinois County Judge Finds FOID Unconstitutional

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May 1, 2021
Illinois County Judge Finds FOID Unconstitutional

By Mike Keleher On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, a county judge in White County reviewed a Firearms Owners Identification (FOID) violation case for the second time and made statements to the effect the Illinois FOID requirement was unconstitutional in the case of The People of the State of Illinois vs. Vivian K Brown. Details...
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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Right to Carry Case in 2022

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April 30, 2021
U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Right to Carry Case in 2022

This looks like a big one kids. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take a look at a concealed carry and rights to self defense outside the home case next year. Arguments to be heard in the fall and decisions expected in the spring of 2022. The Supremes rarely agree to review Second...
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Biden and BATF making moves on 80% frames and “Ghost Guns”

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April 22, 2021
Biden and BATF making moves on 80% frames and “Ghost Guns”

By Mike Keleher Here they come. Again. This week, TheReload.com obtained a leaked copy of the new 107 page BATF document listing new definitions and restrictions on the production of unfinished frame kits for pistols and AR rifles. BATF and DOJ were given the push by President Biden on April 8th to move out...
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Cook County Gun Owners Lobby Day Coming April 30 in Chicago

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April 21, 2021
Cook County Gun Owners Lobby Day Coming April 30 in Chicago

The 761st Gun Club in Chicago has organized a Cook County Gun Owners Lobby Day on Friday, April 30th at 10a.m.   It will be held at the Richard J. Daley Center (50 W. Washington Street) in downtown Chicago. The weather forecast is about 50 degrees and mostly sunny, at least according to the geniuses...
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Chicago Police OIS Video of 13-year-old Adam Toledo getting shot

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April 21, 2021
Chicago Police OIS Video of 13-year-old Adam Toledo getting shot

Ignoring the questions of why a 13-year-old kid is hanging out on the streets with bad people and an illegal gun at 2am, Chicago Police released video from their investigation of the death of Adam Toledo.  A police officer shot the teen as he turned towards the officer initially with a gun in his...
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OFFICER DOWN: Winnebago County Sheriff’s Officer-Involved-Shooting Sees Deputy Hurt [VIDEO]

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April 20, 2021

The good folks at the Police Activity channel at YouTube are hitting some homeruns with their officer-involved shooting videos.  Just a day or two ago, they posted a video from Winnebago County.  The lessons we as regular people can learn from this video are many for those willing to discern them. Basically, the suspect...
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