Posts tagged "concealed carry"

Praise for Uber driver who used his conceal carry to protect a crowd from a gunman

This is praise for the heroic Uber driver who pulled out his concealed carry handgun to protect a crowd of people who were being fired upon by a gunman. (Details are here in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.) This, of course, has kicked off the usual round of debate over gun regulation and, more... Read more »

Chicago alderman: Concealed carry "levels the playing field"

The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that Illinois’ law preventing ordinary citizens from carrying concealed weapons is unconstitutional. Gee, does that mean that ordinary folks will have the same right to carry a concealed handgun as state Sen. Donne Trotter (D-Chicago), who was pinched when he was caught trying to board a... Read more »

James Holmes and Aurora massacre: Why?

James Holmes allegedly killed 12 and wounded 58 more in the Century 16 movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado. Why? Lax gun control? Media violence? Bloody video games?The emergence of evil? Cultural decline? The macho gene?  No concealed-carry gun in the audience to shoot back? Take your pick. (Follow the links to see who is saying what.) At this writing,... Read more »
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NeoCon news and opinion

Because folks defined me a neoconservative before I knew what it was, I might as well make the most of it. Here’s today’s NeoCon News and Opinion briefing:  Poll: 67 percent say illegal immigrants are major strain on U.S. budget. The Deficit Enabling Media Piles on Sen. Bunning 80 percent of stimulus dollars go for... Read more »
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