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Armed and Safe is a gun rights advocacy blog, with the mission of debunking the "logic" of the enemies of the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Is an Illinois lawmaker trying to conflate 'pro-gun' with 'pro-crime'?

The latest application of this strategy might well be just across the river in Illinois, where state Representative Harry Osterman's HB 6123 would make it a felony (a Class 1 felony) "to knowingly sell or give a firearm to a person who is a street gang member." This could put gun rights advocates in something of a tough spot, at least with regard to the court of public opinion. To oppose it, after all, can be portrayed as "being on the side of violent gangbanger thugs." [More]

That's today's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. Please give it a look.

Also, take a look at what my fellow GREs are saying.

Howard Nemerov/Austin:
Do Tea Parties breed plane bombers?

Paul Valone/Charlotte:
Armed defense at Front Sight: Intermediate tactics and skills

Daniel White/Cleveland:
Brady campaign gives Ohio's gun laws a failing grade

Steve D. Jones/Fort Smith:
Gun ban at Buffalo River National Park in Arkansas

Liston Matthews/Knoxville:
Does University of Tennessee discriminate against student-athletes?

David Codrea/National:
'Conservative' Bill O'Reilly supports gun confiscation in emergencies

Dave Workman/Seattle:
WA Supreme Court: ‘2nd Amendment applies to the states via 14th Amendment due process clause’