ISRA: “Enough Is Enough” (Updated)

The Illinois State Rifle Associations issued an urgent alert this afternoon about a number of city and town council meetings scheduled to enact new gun bans. The rush to pass these new bans are a result of the recent passage of concealed carry in Illinois.

From ISRA:

For the past 6 months or so, law-abiding gun owners like you have been the targets of an intense campaign of vilification, slander and misrepresentation from the likes of Obama, Biden, Bloomberg, Simon and Quinn. The gun grabbers have blamed you for mass murders, terrorist attacks on movie theaters and malls, and even the bombing of the Boston Marathon.

And now, the anti-gunners are trying to hijack concealed carry legislation and transform it into a massive gun control scheme that will result in the banning and confiscation of most of the guns you own. Wait, but that’s not all. . . the gun-haters’ plan for concealed carry also includes licensing, registration and the surrender of your privacy – whether you apply for a permit or not.

As a law-abiding gun owner you should be sick and tired of all this nonsense. It’s time for all of you to stand up and declare, “. . .enough is enough!” It’s time to confront the gun grabbers and force them to stand down from their attacks on your constitutional rights.

You will have several opportunities this week to go and snatch your rights back from those who would toss your guns into the furnace if they had a chance. Several suburbs are considering bans on semiautomatic target rifles, pistols and shotguns. If passed, these local ordinances will spread like a cancer. No matter where you live, you have a vested interest in what happens in the board rooms of these city and village councils. Here is a listing of meetings where local gun-grabs will be debated this week:

1. Highland Park, IL. 1707 St. John’s Avenue, Monday, June 24, 2013, 7:30 PM (be there by 6:30 PM). Topic: semiautomatic firearm ban.

2. Evanston, IL. City Hall, 2100 Ridge Avenue, Monday, June 24, 2013, 7:15 PM (be there by 6:30 PM). Topic: semiautomatic firearm ban.

3. Melrose Park, IL. Police Station, One North Broadway, Monday, June 24, 2013, 6:00 PM (be there by 5:15 PM). Topic: semiautomatic firearm ban.

4. St. Charles, IL. City Council Chambers, 2 E. Main Street, Monday, June 24, 2013, 7:00 PM (be there by 6:15 PM). Topic: semiautomatic firearm ban.

5. Park Ridge, IL. City Hall, 505 Butler Place, Monday, June 24, 2013, 7:00 PM (be there by 6:15 PM). Topic: semiautomatic firearm ban.

6. Berwyn, IL. City Hall, 6700 26th Street, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 8:00 PM (be there by 7:15 PM). Topic: semiautomatic firearm ban.


1. No matter where you live, you should plan on attending the closest meeting to you. Be prepared to bring a friend or two. Wear iGOLD hats and t-shirts. If you see members of the media, approach them and tell them that you are a law-abiding gun owner who is sick and tired of having others carelessly work to destroy your rights.

2. Take careful notes of what happens during the meeting. Take notes of who you talk to, what the topic of the discussion was, and note what is told to you by the other person.

3. Pass this alert on to your friends and family – ask them to attend as well.

4. Please post this alert to any and all Internet bulletin boards and blogs to which you may belong.


It’s time to launch a major counteroffensive against the gun control movement. This is the week to do it. Please plan on attending one of these meetings.

Remember, Gun Control is a disease – you’re the cure.

UPDATE: Here is a list of updates on what transpired at the council meetings in Illinois yesterday. 

Park Ridge:  Meeting was postponed until JULY 8th 7:00pm. Power outage due to storms. Report of good turn out.

Highland Park: ban passed 6-1

Evanston: good turn out reports say 2-1 for us. No action likely tonight.
St Charles: Standing room only and Chief
Lamkin’s presentation was moved to the first order of business. The
forum gravitated to discussion of an AWB, but bottom line…not in St.
River Forest: No report
Marengo: “After what I heard this evening,
I doubt the City Council would vote for a ban,” Mayor Donald Lockhart
say. “There doesn’t seem to be support for a ban.”
Melrose Park: No report
West Chicago: (dupage county)
30 or so showed up for us and every committee member was totally opposed to any legislation and recommended that nothing should be pursued.
Park Forest (cook county)- no gun ban on the agenda
The Mayor of Park Forest has responded to inquiries, and there is nothing on the agenda at this time.

St. Charles: (Kane County)
From:J. Lamkin
Sent: 6/24/2013 8:56:56 A.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: Government Services Committee


There seems to be some wrong information out there. I am presenting an over view on the expected concealed carry law that the Governor will probably sign. It is so the CC knows what to expect and what current ordinances we have that will likely go away. Concealed carry will happen as you know in Illinois. Yes there is a preemption provision in the law about the assault weapons, but there is no ordinance being presented for discussion or approval. I have to cover that as part of the Concealed Carry law. I am not aware or have any direction from the Council at this point and have not pursued one as well. I do not know any of their individual positions on this topic.

James E. Lamkin l Chief of Police


It’s Come To This

Thanks to Bloomberg’s money and the anti-gun focus of the Democrats in the Colorado legislature, companies such as Magpul and HiViz sights are leaving that state.

Thus when I read this story today about Trumark Slingshots expanding their operations in Boulder, it hit me. The gun prohibitionists want us reduced to using slingshots for our personal defense.

Now don’t get me wrong – a slingshot in the right hands, can be and is a deadly weapon. However, there are the limitations. To be accurate with one takes a lot of practice, it has a limited range, it is a one-shot weapon, and it is hard or impossible to use if you are weak, disabled, or maimed.

There are a lot of uses for a slingshot but being your primary self-defense tool isn’t one of them.

UPDATE: Dennis at Dragon Leatherworks sent me a correction about the legality of slingshots in New York.  Dennis is a refugee from New York and its draconian gun laws now living in the gun friendly state of Tennessee. Dennis told me he was happy to embarrass NY any time he had a chance.

In NY, slingshots are illegal. So the Bloomberg prohibitionists don’t want us even reduced to slingshots.

Look it up. (As a former denizen of that state I can tell you that they are illegal)

New York Penal Code Section 265.01, para (1) & (2) state:

“A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree when:

(1) He or she possesses any firearm, electronic dart gun, electronic stun gun, gravity knife, switchblade knife, pilum ballistic knife, metal knuckle knife, cane sword, billy, blackjack, bludgeon, plastic knuckles, metal knuckles, chuka stick, sand bag, sandclub, wrist-brace type slingshot or slungshot, shirken or “Kung Fu star”; or

(2) He possesses any dagger, dangerous knife, dirk, razor, stiletto, imitation pistol, or any other dangerous or deadly instrument or weapon with intent to use the same unlawfully against another; “

Public Radio Discovers The Ammo Shortage

American Public Media’s Marketplace which plays on many NPR stations has discovered that there is an ammo shortage. I mean, who knew? That is other than just about every gun owner, new or old, every gun store owner, and nearly every clerk in a Walmart store.

This is the lead-in to a rather decent story about shooters reloading their own ammo and even casting their own bullets. Even more remarkable than the story is the fact that it isn’t filled with anti-gun mythology. David Gura who reported on this story played it straight and should be congratulated for that.

We’ve Got To Get Those Imaginary Guns Out Of Kids Hands!

Oleg Atbashian is obviously a brilliant satirist. His take on Vice-President Joe Biden and a proposal for a buyback of imaginary guns is priceless.

Inspired by the “Toy Gun” buyback program recently initiated by Hayward California’s Strobridge Elementary School principal Charles Hill, Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to announce today White House backing of a new “Imaginary Gun” buyback program.

“We have been plagued by a recent rash of imaginary gun incidents in our nation’s schools,” said Biden spokesman Aldous Orwell. “Children live in terror because of rampant imagination.”

Step One of the program would entail registration of imaginary weapons in a National Imaginary Terror Weapon Information Tracking System (NITWITS).

Educators will help students fill out a form from NITWITS to see if their imaginations are producing unacceptable thoughts involving a weapon of any kind.

Once the initial database has been created, “At Risk” students will be identified, removed from their regular classes, and subjected to a more rigorous investigation by NITWITS.

Read the whole piece here.

Ruger Is The “Industry Leading Firearms Manufacturer” In Question

A little over a week ago I had a post regarding news that an “industry leading firearms manufacturer” was considering the town of Mayodan in Rockingham County, North Carolina for a plant expansion. Officials at the time would not name the company in question but did rule out Remington Arms which is headquartered in nearby Madison.

I speculated at the time that it would be Ruger because of remarks CEO Michael Fifer had made at the annual meeting. It turns out I was correct.

The News and Advance of Rockingham County confirmed that it was Ruger holding the interviews with potential new hires.

Darrell Freeman of Madison, Brad Young of Reidsville and Steven Sherwood from Davidson County heard about the manufacturer’s request for interview applications from different sources. Freeman said his wife saw an announcement on Facebook, while Sherwood heard a television news report and Young saw it on a news media’s website.

The three new friends confirmed the company considering a Mayodan location was Sturm Ruger & Co. – a Connecticut-based corporation with manufacturing facilities in New Hampshire and Arizona. They also said Mayodan was one of three potential locations for a new manufacturing plant.

Interviews with Ruger’s consultants, Greyhill Advisors, by the Greensboro News-Record also confirmed that it would be Ruger. Locations in South Carolina and Texas are also under consideration. Daniel Kah, a spokesman for Greyhill said they were very pleased with the turnout in Mayodan especially given the short notice. As to how many employees would eventually be hired, he had this to say:

How many people will be hired is still unknown. Kah said it would be a “meaningful number of employees,” somewhere in the hundreds.

However, more jobs could develop.

“Depending upon what lines were located (at the plant ) and how the growth went, it could be somewhere between 300 and 500 people,” Kah said.

Kah went on to say that Ruger expects to make a decision in about two months.

Graham Pervier of the Rockingham County Partnership for Economic and Tourism Development told WFMY-TV News 2 that they were encouraged but realized the other sites were still under consideration.

Make That Former MAIG Member

Mayor Larry Morrissey of Rockford, Illinois was a member of Mayor Bloomberg’s Illegal Mayors in good standing. Even this morning their website showed him as a member of their “coalition” as you can see in the screenshot below.

I say “was a member” because Mayor Morrissey not only dropped out of MAIG yesterday but has indicated that he will be seeking a concealed carry permit as soon as it finally becomes law in the state of Illinois. His decision to seek a concealed carry permit is due to his receiving death threats in office for which the Rockford PD provided him extra protection.

As he told the Rockford Register Star, “I don’t want to put my family’s life at risk or my own life at risk if I can otherwise protect myself.”

Regarding his decision to quit Mayor Bloomberg’s Illegal Mayors, he had this to say:

“The reason why I joined the group in the first place was because I took the name for what it said, against illegal guns,” Morrissey said.

Morrissey said he didn’t expect the organization to get involved with banning magazine clips or “assault” weapons.

“As the original mission swayed, that’s when I decided it was no longer in line with my beliefs,” Morrissey said.

You have to wonder how many other mayors across the country were sold the line that all MAIG wanted to do was prevent criminals from having firearms as opposed to preventing everyone but Mayor Bloomberg’s personal protection team from having firearms.

In the meantime, Mayor Morrissey should be congratulated on the wisdom of his decision to not only distance himself from MAIG but to step and provide the protection himself for he and his family. If you want to congratulate him, contact information is found here.

Death In The Long (Hoosier) Grass

Where are Jim Corbett or Peter Hathaway Capstick when you need them?

It seems something was preying on cats and dogs in Clark County, Indiana. Wildlife officials at first suspected a bobcat. However, when Indiana Department of Natural Resources examined a so-called bobcat shot one night, they discovered it was actually an immature leopard.

Some suspect that the big cat escaped from a nearby wildlife refuge but the owner of Wildlife in Need denies any of his animals have escaped. It is now suspected that it was someone’s pet leopard.

WDRB 41 Louisville – News, Weather, Sports Community

A Warm Tar Heel Welcome Planned For MAIG’s Anti-Freedom Riders

Mayor Bloomberg’s Illegal Mayors is bringing their 100 city bus tour to Raleigh, NC tomorrow at 9am. Unlike the Freedom Riders of the 1960s, this bus tour is seeking to curtail your civil rights which is why I call them the “anti-Freedom Riders”. Grass Roots North Carolina plans a nice, warm Tar Heel welcome for Bloomberg’s minions.

From GRNC:

Let’s give Bloomberg’s radicals a ‘welcome’ they won’t forget!

As you may have heard, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” (MAIG) recently began a 100-city bus tour to push for federal gun bans. Although Bloomberg keeps the bus schedule secret to avoid actually hearing what people want, we have learned that the MAIG bus tour will hit Raleigh at 9:00 AM on Saturday.

It’s time to show the media and the world that Bloomberg does not speak for the nation by showing up at GRNC’s “MAIG Counter Demonstration.” Yes, the notice is short. No, you probably don’t have time, or you have something else scheduled. . .

Be there anyway!


Saturday, June 22 at 9:00 AM

Moore Square, Raleigh, NC, 27601
(Moore Sq. at the corner of Martin St. & Person St.)

A peaceful counter protest to deliver a message to the media that “Guns Save Lives!”


If you think you can make it, please let us know how many people you are bringing by emailing:

From the east: I-40E to Ex. 299 (Hammond Rd) toward Person St. Go 0.3 mi & turn left toward Hammond Rd. Go 108 ft & left onto Hammond Rd. Go 0.7 mi & continue onto S Person St. Go 1.0 mi & turn left onto E Martin St. Destination will be on the right.


  1. Firearms are prohibited by law at demonstrations and protests.
  2. Dress for the press: Please avoid wearing anything which allows the media to depict us as the radicals rather than our opposition (e.g. shirts with slogans which could be construed as racist, etc.)
  3. Keep signs on message: GRNC will have a large number of lime green “Guns Save Lives!” signs which are highly effective at showing up on TV cameras, but you are free to bring your own. However, please don’t use signs which could be used to depict us in a negative light, and stick to the pro-gun message.
  4. This is a peaceful counter demonstration: Do not engage in heckling or other altercations with the opposition.

UPDATE: Kahr40 attended the event and has some pictures up on his blog here. I know Sean was there but he hasn’t posted on it yet.

UPDATE II: WRAL in Raleigh covered the event and gave time to both sides. Thanks to Sean for posting a link to the video below.

Assaulted Hits The Theaters

The Second Amendment movie, Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire, opened yesterday and will be showing in a number of theaters across the country. It has been reviewed by papers ranging from the Washington Post to the OC Weekly. The reviews range from your typical gun prohibitionist’s drivel in the Post to a rather thoughtful review in the OC Weekly.

Here are the reviews and the places where the movie will be playing.

Last night Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire opened in theaters across the country. We did it! Thanks to you. 
This week leading up to the release we have received a wide range of reviews:
The film will run all weekend at the following theaters: 
You can also check out these TUGG events or create your own: 

So take a couple of friends and enjoy the show.  
Finally, DVD and downloads will be ship/available in the fall. This delay is caused by the theatrical contract restriction of 90 days before the film can be released on DVD or VOD (video on demand). 

Colion Noir On Teachers Carrying Guns

Mr. Colion Noir is very good at stripping issues down to their basics. In this video released a couple of days ago, he discusses arming teachers. He notes the gun prohibitionists object to it due to possible accidents. He points out the contradiction of saying that mass shootings don’t happen frequently enough to justify arming teachers yet calling for more gun control when a Newtown shooting does occur doesn’t make sense.