The Chicago City Council has decided to strengthen their gun control laws by targeting and financially damaging local businesses that don’t ban guns. The Chicago Tribune has the story.
The council adopted a plan to revoke liquor licenses from restaurants that do not ban firearms.
It’s the City Council’s latest attempt to toughen Chicago’s gun laws despite a federally mandated state law passed by the General Assembly allowing concealed handguns to be carried.
Gun rights advocates have promised a lawsuit. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, said the law firm Jenner & Block has pledged to defend the city in court for free if such a suit is filed.
After the vote, Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters that outlawing guns from businesses that serve alcohol is common → Read More
I seldom post more than once per day, but I believe this warrants the occasion. I was doing my morning rounds of reading the news and blog posts I read almost every day and came across something that troubles me greatly. It has to do with the push for more gun control, restrictions on the 2nd Amendment and how gun owners are portrayed in the media.
If you have read Political Realities for any length of time, you should be aware of my stance on gun control. I do not believe it is a good thing, much less constitutional. I do not trust the liberal advocates of gun control and believe they will never be satisfied until the 2nd Amendment is legislated into non-relevancy. Call → Read More
I know we have already been all over the issue of gun control. Up and down, all around, we have discussed just about every aspect of this very important topic. Many of us are just going to have to agree to disagree about how much is too much gun control, if we are to keep the discussion civil on this blog. This post is not to revive the discussion, as much as it is to remind us all that the issue of gun control is not dead. President Obama and his allies in Congress are both doing whatever they can to make sure gun control is alive and well.
Did we win a small battle with the recent defeat of the gun control bill in → Read More
I have watched the ongoing debate about gun control with more than a little interest. I’m sure you can see that by the number of posts I have written in recent months, dealing with the issue of the 2nd Amendment and the attempts by more than a few individuals to limit or remove the rights that come with that particular portion of the Bill of Rights. At times, there has been a vigorous debate on this blog about those rights and what constitutes reasonable restrictions. I expect that debate to continue.
As I was browsing through the news this morning, I came across an opinion article on Fox News that started me thinking. There is a vast cultural difference between those of us who believe → Read More
Most of you will already know that I am a supporter of Senator Tom Coburn. That doesn’t mean I support everything decision he has made during his time in Congress, but I do support his efforts to do the right thing for his constituents, those of us who live in the great state of Oklahoma. He first came to Congress in 1994 and promised to term limit himself in that body. He kept that promise. He was elected to the United States Senate in 2004 and promised to limit himself to two terms. He has already announced that he will keep that promise and not run for reelection in 2016. Those of you who have made comments on Facebook, threatening Senator Coburn with the support → Read More
As has been the case since the beginning of Obama’s second term, it seems gun control remains in the news. All sorts of things are happening and Obama is on the road again, trying to gin up support for any and all measures to curb our 2nd Amendment rights. No, he isn’t calling it that and I am sure he would take an exception to my description of what he is doing, but I believe I am correct in my assessment. In a comment I left at America’s Watchtower, where they are discussing the insane proposal from certain liberal Democrats in Congress to require gun owners to purchase $10,000 in liability insurance, I said the following.
Why is it that every proposal for new gun → Read More