Mission statement:

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.

I can be reached at 45superman@gmail.com.You can follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/45superman.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Does 'gun free' Chicago need the National Guard?

There is some speculation--not without merit--that this whole call to bring in the Guard is nothing more than a bit of political theater, designed to put pressure on legislators to advance the package of "gun control" bills we discussed Saturday. That strikes me as entirely plausible, given the legislative history of the two representatives who suggested the idea.

Representative Ford, in particular, comes to mind, in light of a shameful episode I documented two years ago, in which he basically admitted that the bill he supported (which was that year's version of HB 5480, the private sale ban) would violate the Second Amendment, but he was voting for it anyway, because many other bills he supported were being voted down. Here's an excerpt (the whole thing can be heard here, in MP3 format) [More]
That's today's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. A visit (a digg?) and a word to a friend will be much appreciated.