Quick Shots

February 2009

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

 In Chicago, U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur rejected a pro-gun rights challenge to anti-gun ordinances there and in Oak Park, Illinois. The gun-rights challenge maintained that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller that the D.C. handgun ban violated the Second Amendment should apply to the Chicago and Oak Park ordinances. […]

January 2009

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

 “It hasn’t been this good for quite a while” wrote Sarah Brady following the election to public office of a number of anti-gun politicians last November. Brady, Chair of the anti-gun Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, wrote to supporters and prospective supporters that, “I don’t want to lose any time getting the new Congress […]

December 2008

Monday, December 1st, 2008

 Michael Sullivan, who recently completed his second year as Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), told Alex Kingsbury of U.S. News & World Report, that “the toughest investigations to conduct at the local and federal level are firearms trafficking cases. To begin with, there are Second Amendment rights, and […]

November 2008

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

An 85-year-old grandmother from Lake Lynn in Fayette County, Pennsylvania kept an alleged burglar at bay in mid-August with the use of a .22 caliber handgun, according to newspaper reports. Police said a 17-year old suspect was attempting to burglarize Leda Smith overnight. Police said that’s when Leda Smith grabbed her gun and told the […]

October 2008

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

 An 85-year-old grandmother from Lake Lynn in Fayette County, Pennsylvania kept an alleged burglar at bay in mid-August with the use of a .22 caliber handgun, according to newspaper reports. Police said a 17-year old suspect was attempting to burglarize Leda Smith overnight. Police said that’s when Leda Smith grabbed her gun and told the […]

September 2008

Monday, September 1st, 2008

 After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the District of Columbia ban on handgun possession in the home violated the Second Amendment protection of individual gun rights, the Board of Supervisors of Morton Grove, Illinois voted 5-1 to repeal the village ban on handgun possession, although it let stand its ban on handgun […]

August 2008

Friday, August 1st, 2008

 CCRKBA, using the gun rights Supreme Court decision against a federal enclave in District of Columbia v. Heller as the basis for its action, joined with the National Rifle Association in filing a civil rights lawsuit to confirm that the Second Amendment restricts state and local governments as well as the federal government from infringing […]

July 2008

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

 San Francisco’s budget crisis underscores the frivolity of the city’s stubborn and expensive defense of its doomed-from-the-start 2005 gun ban, CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb said last month. He said the city administration’s pursuit of this case, which was almost a carbon copy of a similar court action 23 years ago that was also lost […]

June 2008

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

 The principal of a North Carolina high school and an area school superintendent who supported his decision to prohibit the school’s marksmanship team from participating in a state-sponsored shooting tournament should be fired, CCRKBA said last month. East Wake Principal Sebastian Shipp and Area Superintendent Danny Barnes the previous month barred the school shooting team […]

May 2008

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

 Reports that state lawmakers are considering the release of thousands of prison inmates across the country to save money amount to a public outrage, CCRKBA said last month. The Associated Press reported in early April that legislators in several states are considering the move to prop up state budgets. One report stated those released might […]