In a decision that portends the end of decades of defiance to the basic tenets of the Second Amendment, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down those statutes in the state of Illinois that interfered with the basic rights of Americans to keep and bear arms.
At a time when the hypocrisy of the political class has become something which is almost taken for granted, there are still some occurrences in which the pattern of “do as I say, not as I do” reaches humorous proportions.
Consider the case of Illinois State Senator Donne Trotter (D-17th district), the vociferous opponent of the right of citizens to “keep and bear arms” who has now been charged with a felony after allegedly attempting to board an airplane with a concealed handgun in his possession.
A “little piece of paper” is all that prevents the printing of firearms at home using 3D printers. That was the comment made by Cody Wilson, cofounder of a Texas-based company that will soon offer customers plans for printing the plastic guns in the privacy of their own homes.
The sale of firearms and ammunition continues to increase in the weeks following Obama's reelection.
On November 7, 2012, the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously to approve a final round of talks on the arms trade treaty, and an arms-ban treaty moved forward despite supposed reservations by Hillary Clinton.
The reelection of President Obama has raised concerns of new firearms regulations, sparking a dramatic increase in firearm sales and the value of the companies producing them.
Reuters reports that within hours of his securing his reelection, President Obama ordered the U.S. United Nations delegation to vote in favor of a UN proposal to fast track an international gun control treaty. Immediately the word went out that the United States was going to play ball (after having scuttled the last round of talks on the Arms Trade Treaty in July), and a new round of negotiations on the treaty was scheduled for March 18-28 at the UN headquarters in New York City.
On Thursday, concealed carry permit holders will no longer have to conceal their firearms in Oklahoma. But how long will it take the rest of state residents to regain that right?
As lawmakers seek to use federal courts to force disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department to hand over documents on the deadly Fast and Furious gun-running scandal, the Obama administration filed a motion this week claiming that the judicial branch has no power to interfere. According to the Department of Justice, a ruling in favor of Congress and its oversight authority would violate so-called “executive privilege.” But lawmakers are not buying it.
Branded as the “violence tax,” Cook County officials in Illinois are proposing a tax increase on guns and ammo, with the intent to curb violent crime and help close its expansive budget gap. Homicides in Chicago have boosted a staggering 25 percent this year, according to MyFoxChicago.com, and some officials are using the tragedy as a pretense to dilute the number of guns and ammunition in circulation.