Another judge in Illinois has ruled that the state’s requirement of a FOID card for firearms and ammunition ownership violates the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution. Will the tyrants and tin-pot dictators in Cook County listen? We will consider this at length during our SOTG Homeroom from CrossBreed

Are you ready to brace yourself? During our Brownells Bullet Points segment we will consider a few new firearm stabilizing brace products from both Magpul and SB Tactical.

What is happening down in Texas with Constitutional Carry? The Constitutional Carry bill passed the House and the Governor has said he will sign it. Currently, the bill is in the Texas Senate where wicked Democrats and their selfish minions are trying to stop it.

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An Illinois Circuit Court judge in White County has ruled the Illinois FOID Card (Firearm Owner Identification) violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“The Court finds that any fee associated with exercising the core fundamental constitutional right of armed self-defense within one’s home violates the Second Amendment,” Webb wrote.

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A Texas bill that would allow people to carry handguns without a permit quickly sailed Thursday out of a state Senate committee recently created to specifically tackle the legislation.

The move marks a significant step for the controversial proposal that for years struggled to gain momentum in either chamber of the Texas Legislature. But it remains to be seen whether the measure — already passed by the Texas House — has enough support to make it out of the Senate and to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott.

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