by Doug Book
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has told Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for the last time that she MUST honor the Constitution of the United States by doing away with her state’s ban on the concealed carry of firearms.
It was back in December of last year that a 3 judge panel of the Court found the Illinois law banning concealed carry to be unconstitutional. “The Supreme Court has decided that the [2nd] amendment confers a right to bear arms for self-defense, which is as important outside the home as inside,” wrote 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner, paraphrasing the opinion of S.C. Justice Samuel Alito. Naturally, the scrupulously liberal Madigan then petitioned the entire 10 member court, hoping that the ruling might be overturned. But the full court refused to reconsider the ruling of the panel. (1)
And now the Illinois legislature has about 4 months to rewrite its unconstitutional ban into something … Continue Reading:Its last appeal turned down, Illinois may no longer legally prevent Concealed Carry
by Doug Book, staff writer
Mass killers are celebrated endlessly by a salivating national media unless their murderous exploits are thwarted by Americans with a privately owned pistol and a concealed carry license.
Nothing stirs “journalistic” juices like the mass extinction of helpless victims by a gun wielding assassin. Excited by an inevitable spike in public interest generated by tales of massive blood loss, animated reporters begin the familiar agenda of educating their audience on the dangers inherent in assault weapons, large-capacity magazines and lawmakers intimidated by the NRA.
But let the grisly exploits of a psychopathic shooter be interrupted by an armed, private citizen and media interest suddenly disappears while kudos for the heroic deed are bestowed upon anyone but the courageous gun owner actually responsible! It is a story which will immediately disappear from the pages of every newspaper in the country.
In an Oregon mall, the killer of 2 people committed suicide immediately … Continue Reading:Media celebrates armed killers, ignores armed heroes