Second Amendment en Guns, Words, and Ideas <p>We are engaged in a debate over guns and gun control. Some of the voices that we can hear, are telling us that the government wants to take away all of their guns, while others tell us that they need their guns to protect their families from the eventuality of a government that has gone mad, and wants to take away their freedom. These voices are passionate about their guns and maintaining the right to own and to use them.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:53:29 +0000 Bill Jacobs 29068 at Guns, Words, and Ideas Maturity and Gun Laws <p><strong>A New Year’s letter to my son – </strong></p><p>Dear Russell:</p><p>When I started writing these annual notes to you in 1994, I imagined your maturing into a young man, but I never imagined a lost opportunity to mature, like at Newtown, Conn. I can’t imagine if you’d had to grow up without your pals from sports or Scouts, without Matt, Cole, Joe, Dax, Nate, Nick …</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:12:07 +0000 Bill Knight 26661 at Maturity and Gun Laws Illinois Gun Law Struck Down <p></p><p>Illinois is the lone state that prohibits people from carrying guns in public, but that might not be the case much longer.&nbsp; A federal court opinion strikes down the state's ban.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>"“It means that in 2013 Illinois will join 49 other states and we will have a law to allow people to carry handguns for self-defense outside the home,” said Todd Vandermyde of the National Rifle Association.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:39:57 +0000 Rich Egger 25665 at Illinois Gun Law Struck Down