Quick Shots

December 2009

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Felons are learning “hard lessons” from armed citizens, according to the News Tribune of Jefferson City, Missouri. During a home invasion in early October, one of the intruders was shot and killed by one of the occupants of a mobile home. About a week later, an armed assailant was recovering from wounds after he was […]

November 2009

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

As this is being written in late October, Congress has passed only two of 12 appropriations acts to fund federal government agencies for the fiscal year that began October 1st. The government is currently running on a “continuing resolution,” allowing expenditures at the same rate as last year. Continuing resolutions normally carry over until all […]

October 2009

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States has triggered a firestorm of activity on the part of law-abiding gun owners. Legitimate concerns about the passage of gun control legislation have caused a spike in sales of firearms and ammunition since last November. Fears of new or reintroduced gun control legislation have […]

September 2009

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

The landmark Second Amendment Supreme Court case, District of Columbia v Dick Anthony Heller, has been followed up at the Circuit Court level in at least three separate cases. The 2nd and 7th Circuits have ruled that Heller does not apply to the states. The 9th Circuit subsequently ruled the Second Amendment DOES apply to […]

August 2009

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

A major challenge experienced by gun rights advocates is getting our side of the issue before the public. Negative reporting on firearms and their misuse is an everyday occurrence. When was the last time you heard a pro-gun item on the news, or read of legitimate use of firearms in your local newspaper? One effective […]

July 2009

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

With the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill the Supreme Court seat of retiring Associate Justice David Souter, President Obama has thrown down the gauntlet to gun owners all across America. Judge Sotomayor has a long history of hostility to gun owners, from the time she wrote her senior thesis at Princeton, titled “America’s […]

June 2009

Monday, June 1st, 2009

With the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill the Supreme Court seat of retiring Associate Justice David Souter, President Obama has thrown down the gauntlet to gun owners all across America. Judge Sotomayor has a long history of hostility to gun owners, from the time she wrote her senior thesis at Princeton, titled “America’s […]

May 2009

Friday, May 1st, 2009

On April 10, 2009 ABC aired an episode of 20/20 entitled “If I had a gun,” hosted by Diane Sawyer. The program was a contemptible example of advocacy journalism. Despite unimpeachable research by academics such as Professors Gary Kleck and John Lott proving firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens save countless lives every year, […]

April 2009

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

 In Washington, D.C., CCRKBA announced its support for the proposed Veterans’ Heritage Firearms Act of 2009. Introduced by Rep. Dennis Rehberg of Montana, the bill, H.R. 442, would provide for a 90-day amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record certain firearms which veterans […]

March 2009

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

 From Little Rock, Arkansas comes a report that Arkansans with permits to carry concealed handguns could bring their firearms to church under House Bill 1237 filed in late January by State Rep. Beverly Pyle of Cedarville. The bill would remove “any church or other place of worship” from the list of places that a person […]