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Bad News and Hope in Illinois

Bad News and Hope in Illinois Illinois – -(AmmoLand.com)- Illinois is a source of frustration for many Second Amendment supporters, especially those who have to live there. Politically, it has become dominated by Chicago, and many of those who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights – and who have done so responsibly – find themselves facing more and more onerous legislation. That legislation is largely pushed by Chicago politicians who are either unable or unwilling to address the hig...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Reagan, Bloomberg, Chicago, Gun Control, Silicon Valley, Illinois, Gun Rights, Trump, Feinstein, Harold, Lois Lerner, Seventh Circuit, Illinois Illinois, Gun Rights News


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 15-22

    Lynne Fearman’s ‘Purple Haze.’ Fearman demonstrates her oil painting techniques on Feb. 18 at a meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association in Santa Clarita. (Photo courtesy of Lynne Fearman)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS     Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, an...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Homeless, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: 7 Short Book Reviews

Happy Monday! I hope that everyone is ready to face the week, whether you're working, vacationing, or somewhere in between. I'm grateful to have a regular workweek ahead of me and am hoping to have the time to catch up on reading, straighten the house, and relax with some pleasure reading (or listening) Since I last wrote about the books I'm reading, we've gone through the polar vortex, had some crazy warm days, fierce winds, and now we're on the brink of another snow storm. Starting Su...
Tags: Books, Africa, Daughter, Chicago, Hitler, Lithuania, Fin, Kristen, South, Sicily, Bosnia, Shirley Clarke, Colorado Springs, Sarajevo, Wolf, Peter


Photography and sex in Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore

The Baltimore photographer Amos Badertscher has been cataloguing queer lives in his city since the 1960s: male sex workers and their girlfriends, the 1990s Baltimore and Washington club culture, transgender people, crack and heroin addiction, and the impact of AIDS. His is the largest extant photographic record of the short lives of hustlers (male sex workers) that I know of. Though he could by no means be described as famous, Badertscher enjoyed a brief period of academic notice with the public...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, New York, Featured, Washington, US, San Francisco, Chicago, Nikon, New York Public Library, Baltimore, Amos, 1990s, History Center, University of Chicago Library


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 8-15

    Samantha Indrieri’s “Second Take” is part of the “Unusual Views” exhibit opening on Feb. 11 at the Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. (Photo courtesy Samantha Indrieri)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Hello Kitty Cafe Truck: Fans of “Hello Kitty” products find limited-edit...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Georgia, US, Meets Japan: Japanese-Inspired Tableware, Handmade in the South

Recently we’ve been admiring handmade, Japanese-style tableware made in an unexpected place: North High Shoals, Georgia. The small collection is a collaboration between husband and wife team Lori and Eric Wright who, they say, married their “love of the rustic, rural South with regard for the intrigue of the Japanese aesthetic.” ME Speak Design is the product of Lori’s Japanese-Hawaiian heritage and Eric’s background in furniture making, carpentry, and blacksmithing. Here’s a look at what’s curr...
Tags: Books, Japan, Chicago, Japanese, South, Tabletop, Tableware, Eric, Lori, Eric Wright, Georgia US, Shopper's Diary, Tablescapes, Product Discoveries, Oleole Salad Fork, Shamoji Rice Paddle


The Manure-Spreaders of Media Sensationalism

Opinion The Manure-Spreaders of Media Sensationalism USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Here we go again. If you think the manure-spreaders of sensationalism who masquerade as ethical practitioners of journalism learned anything from the MAGA-bashing Covington Catholic High School hoax, I have three words for you: Ha, ha, ha. Last Tuesday morning's, uncorroborated claims by actor Jussie Smollett that he was the victim of a “brutal” hate crime by Trump supporters in Chicago went viral across social med...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Guns, Fbi, Chicago, New York Times, Donald Trump, EMS, Trump, Frank, Jussie Smollett, Aren, Michelle Malkin, CPD, Streeterville, CWB


Congress to Take Up Gun Control This Week

Opinion Congress U S Capital Building Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- On January 8th, 2019, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called “universal” background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do. A hearing on this gun control legislation will take place in the Judiciary Committee of the United State...
Tags: Guns, Congress, California, Chicago, University Of Chicago, Department Of Justice, Illinois, Don, Capitol, ATF, Rand Corporation, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Universal Background Checks, Congress U S Capital Building Fairfax VA Ammoland


Tale of Two Organizations, from the Perspective of an American Black Man

Editors Note: February 1st, 2019, marks the beginning of black history month. Opinion by Retired Lieutenant Colonel Allen West As an American black man, the history of the National Rifle Association has a special meaning for me, and I often reflect upon it. USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Three years ago, I was honored to be nominated by petition and elected to the Board of the Nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the National Rifle Association (NRA). My first three-year term is coming to an e...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Guns, Chicago, United States, Kkk, Michael Bloomberg, Martin Luther King Jr, Cuomo, Ku Klux Klan, Nra, McDonald, Atlanta Georgia, NRA Board, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, Feb. 1-8

  Lunar New Year celebrated on Feb. 2 at The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles. (Photo, at the 2018 event, courtesy of The Original Farmers Market)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “Light Years from Andromeda: A Journey Between T...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


U.S Supreme Court To Hear New York Gun Case; Mainstream Media Visibly Worried

Opinion “Free” Press Flails Wildly As High Court Takes Up Restrictive Gun Measure. U.S Supreme Court To Hear New York Gun Case; Mainstream Media Visibly Worried New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- Much to the consternation of anti-gun proponents, main stream media and Democrat politicians the U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a Second Amendment case. On recently the High Court granted the petition in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, New York, 883 F.3d 45 (2nd Cir. ...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, New York City, Court, America, City, High Court, Chicago, United States, New York Times, Bill De Blasio, The New York Times, Usa Today, Andrew Cuomo, District Of Columbia


Science, Fantasy, and Superstition – Gun Control Fails the Evidence Test

According to Sen. Feinstein, an AR-15 is a military weapon. No militaries use civilian AR-15s. It is most likely she is getting civilian AR-15s confused with M16s or M4 carbines. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- I’ve watched gun-control advocates slide down the slippery slope. At first, their spokesmen said gun-control was simply common sense. Unfortunately for them, each gun-control law is a claim that can be tested. Instead of changing their beliefs as we learned more, gun-control advocates simply ...
Tags: Guns, California, Chicago, Gun Control, Nra, Ammoland, Sen Feinstein, Gun Rights News, Rob Morse, Slow Facts, Polite Society Podcast Rob


Moth: A Trove of Japanese and Scandinavian Design, in Chicago

A recent delivery to our inbox: Moth, a small shop in Chicago that carries simple, well-made essentials from emerging Scandinavian and Japanese artisans (and, occasionally, a French or Irish artisan), all curated by owner Catherine Becker. Becker stocks some all-time Remodelista favorites (think Kinto glassware, Iris Hantverk brushes, and the Sori Yanagi kettle), but many of the wares, she says, are not carried elsewhere in the U.S. Take a look. Above: The Aviron Kitchen Towel by Japanese com...
Tags: Books, Japan, Sweden, Chicago, Denmark, Japanese, Nara, Moth, Lina, Scandinavian, Lino, Shopper's Diary, Design Travel, Scandi, Sori Yanagi, Iris Hantverk


U.S. Supreme Court (Finally) Takes Another Second Amendment Challenge to Gun Control

Opinion Knife Rights' NYC Gravity Knife Case Appeal Headed To U.S. Supreme Court Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- This week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a gun control law for the first time in nearly 10 years. Arguments in the case will likely be heard during the court’s next term, which starts in October of 2019. During the opening decade of the 21st Century, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two landmark rulings that many hoped would revitalize the Secon...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Scotus, New York City, America, Chicago, United States, District Of Columbia, Michael Bloomberg, Kennedy, Trump, Nra, Antonin Scalia, U S Supreme Court, McDonald, Anthony Kennedy


The Myth of Capitalism: an ardent capitalist decries monopoly

Naked Capitalism's Yves Smith reviews Joanthan Tepper and Denise Hearn's The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition, in which Tepper (who does research that is sold to asset managers) condemns capitalism's current state while rejecting Thomas Piketty (who says that capitalism inevitably elevates the already-rich, not the people who create wealth by doing useful things) and Karl Marx. Like Piketty, though, Tepper seeks to rescue capitalism, rather than jettison it. Piket...
Tags: Post, Books, News, Mississippi, California, America, Competition, Chicago, United States, Peter Thiel, Thomas Piketty, Piketty, Department Of Justice, Smith, Godwins Law, Securities And Exchange Commission


Who Are the Real Extremists with Your God Given Rights?

Opinion Magazine capacity would be set at five rounds, which would be the lowest standard in the nation, and there is no grandfather clause. Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- NRA is often vilified by the gun-ban community and its supporters in the mainstream, legacy media as an “extremist” organization because of its steadfast defense of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms [in keeping with the Constitution of the United States]. A simple look into the anti-gun agenda, however, will show that propon...
Tags: Guns, Oregon, Senate, Chicago, United States, Ford, Nra, Fairfax, Wagner, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Zack Ford, Rob Wagner


Keep Telling Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills

Opinion Universal Background Checks Don’t Work, so Why Do We Want More of Them? Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- On January 8, 2019, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called “universal” background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do. A vote on this gun control legislation could take place as early...
Tags: Guns, Congress, California, America, Chicago, University Of Chicago, Department Of Justice, Illinois, Capitol, Fairfax, ATF, Rand Corporation, U S Senators, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 18-25

    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet perform Fernando Melo’s Dream Play on Jan. 19 at the Soraya at Cal State Northridge. (Courtesy photo by Sharen Bradford)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Women’s March Los Angeles: Non-partisan march celebrating organizations that educate and register voters, inspire youth to perfo...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Shocker: Focusing on Criminals Yields Public Safety Results

Opinion Shocker: Focusing on Criminals Yields Public Safety Results Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Anti-gun organizations want you to believe that the next law, the next restriction on gun rights, the next burden for law-abiding gun owners will be the game-changer.  Whenever gun control fails – and it always does – the answer is that the effort didn’t go far enough. Researchers grasp for an excuse when they find their preferred gun control laws have no effect on crime. Chicago experienced fe...
Tags: New York, Guns, Chicago, New Orleans, Andrew Cuomo, Illinois, Fairfax, New Orleans Police, David Kennedy, Michael Harrison, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Chicago Crime Lab


Professional Realism

John welcomes Derek Haas (Chicago Fire, 3:10 to Yuma, 2 Fast 2 Furious) to talk about writing accurate portrayals of different jobs, and when to sacrifice reality for storytelling. They also share their time-management strategies in honor of those New Year resolutions to get writing done. We also answer listener questions about the necessity of entertainment lawyers, how to keep your energy high pitch after pitch, Story By credits, and how to stay alive after that first staff writing job ends. ...
Tags: Books, Television, Writing Process, Film Industry, Chicago, How-to, New York Times, John, Directors, Genres, Producers, Yuma, WGA, Sloane Crosley, Grover, Craig Mazin


Chicago Alderman Charged with Extortion Fine with Guns as Long as they’re His

Chi-Town Alderman Ed Burke, charged with attempted extortion, doesn't much like the idea of guns in anybody's hands but his and his security detail's. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)-“Feds charge Ald. Edward Burke, allege wiretap on cellphone captures him in attempted extortion,” the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday. “Burke, one of Chicago’s most powerful figures and a vestige of the city’s old Democratic machine, has often been considered too clever and sophisticated to be caught blatantly using h...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Obama, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Fbi, Chicago, Michelle Obama, Resistance, Chinatown, City Hall, Rahm Emanuel, Michelle, Chicago Tribune, Cook County Board, Burke


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 4-11

    Winter Sunrise by Mardi Georgio is part of an exhibit at the reopening of the Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery in Newhall. (Photo courtesy of Mardi Georgio)     There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Flashlight Safari at Wildlife Learning Center: View nocturnal wildlife during 30-minute tours of the ce...
Tags: Art, Books, Music, Comedy, White House, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, Chicago, Dance, Museum, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Ronald Reagan


Gun-Control Fails in Chicago.. but Do Democrats Care?

3 Fatally Shot In Chicago U.S.A. (Ammoland.com)- We have good news from the Windy City. Emperor Rahm will end his reign as mayor and the number of murders in Chicago was lower this year than last. Given its long history of violence, do Democrat voters even care any longer? The Trump recovery finally picked Chicago up off its knees. Due to better employment opportunities, a few thousand young men took real jobs rather than joining gangs in Chicago. That economic shift dropped the number of peo...
Tags: Guns, US, Chicago, Gun Control, Democrat, Illinois, Palatine, Trump, Nra, Green Bay, Joliet, Fort Wayne, Rahm, Des Plaines, Ammoland, North Lawndale


2018: Buckeye Firearms Association’s Long List of Activities & Accomplishments

by Dean Rieck 2018: Buckeye Firearms Association's Long List of Activities & Accomplishments Ohio – -(AmmoLand.com)- When I began thinking about writing a review of this year's activities, it didn't take long to realize that this would be a daunting task. While we try to keep supporters informed of what's going on day-to-day and month-to-month, we spend a lot more time working than tooting our own horn. But I started making notes and surprised myself when I saw just how many pages I filled u...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Colorado, Washington, America, Bloomberg, Indiana, Chicago, United Kingdom, Ohio, Cleveland, Columbus, General Assembly, Cincinnati, Trump, Bfa


New Year’s Resolutions for Second Amendment Supporters ~ VIDEO

Opinion AmmoLand New Years Resolution New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- As 2018 fades away and we come to 2019, it is time for us to review the past year, and think about how things went, and what can be done to better protect our Second Amendment rights. Reflection and assessment might sound odd, but it is an essential thing for any endeavor – and protecting our rights is a significant endeavor, indeed. A considerable part of this involves taking an honest and realistic look at the situations Sec...
Tags: Google, New York, Guns, Senate, Virginia, Reagan, Chicago, New Jersey, House Of Representatives, Louisiana, Andrew Cuomo, Baltimore, Michael Bloomberg, Nra, Feinstein, Harold


Guns or Abortion, Where There Is A Demand, There Will Be A Supply

Opinion Guns or Abortion, Where There Is A Demand, There Will Be A Supply Fayetteville, AR – -(AmmoLand.com)- One of the primary claims made by gun control advocates is that guns are bought by criminals in states with “lax” gun laws and are then transported to states with strict laws, thereby undermining the effectiveness of such measures. In their view, we must impose the most stringent laws nationwide to overcome this traffic of firearms. This approach, of course, runs afoul of the Constit...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, Mac, Australia, America, Chicago, Sydney, Abortion, Illinois, Ranjit Singh, Gun Rights News, Gun Bans, Paul Harrell, Greg Camp, Greg Camp Greg Camp


Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail: What to do for the next Anti-gun President

Both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama won two terms as President while attacking our Second Amendment rights. (Official White House photo) Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)-  Right now, in some ways, Second Amendment supporters should be feeling very good. We have seen two very strong pro-Second Amendment justices on the Supreme Court, making Chief Justice John Roberts – who voted to strike down the handgun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C., the swing vote. We have a pro-Second Amendment presi...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Obama, Obama Administration, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Reagan, Chicago, Democrats, United States, Washington Dc, House, Bill Clinton, Gun Control, Newtown


Kenneth Josephson

I really like this book, but I had to learn how to enjoy it. You know that third helping of dessert when the first helping was ecstatically delicious, or rides at Six Flags, or that friend of yours who's full of new jokes, amazing facts, facile wordplay, excessive bonhomie, and too much energy by half, but who wears you out after three or four hours? You can get too much of a good thing, is my point. What I've learned to do with this book is to sit down, crack it open randomly, and look long, h...
Tags: Books, Photography, America, Chicago, Detroit, Volvo, Michael Johnston, RIT, Ken, Michael C Johnston, MCA, Amazon US, IIT, Kenneth Tanaka, Amazon Canada, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Why the Second Amendment Should Be Promoted In Chicago (or ANY Urban Area)

Opinion While the suburbs could be decisive for the future of the Second Amendment, urban areas may be prime locations for pro-Second Amendment efforts. Chicago – -(AmmoLand.com)- When we talk about the future of the Second Amendment, it is correct to note that the suburbs could be decisive. But there is another area which could be ripe for Second Amendment supporters to make gains – and which could help offset any gains made by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and other anti-Seco...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Senate, New York City, Reagan, Bloomberg, Chicago, United States, Philadelphia, Dc, Detroit, Baltimore, Michael Bloomberg, Usc, Richmond, Montgomery County


A TNBBC Twist on "Top 2018" Lists

2018 was a rough reading year for me, clocking in an all-time low of 40 books for the year. Granted, I did spend more of my free time focusing on freelance publicity, and most of what I read was for "work" purposes. Since I haven't read enough to create an impactful Year End list, I thought I'd enlist the help of some of my author friends, and see what books they were most impressed by. The TNBBC Author Series: Top 2018 Reads Joe Ponepinto (author of ) , Ted Chiang This book renew...
Tags: Books, Chicago, New Orleans, Jesus, Margaret Atwood, Seattle, Sonora, Ted Chiang, Raymond Carver, New England, Hill, Butler, Hugo House, Central Michigan University, Arndt, Chiang



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