Here are links to select articles or pieces written by John Petrolino.
March 10, 2021 One of the biggest battles we have going on in the Second Amendment community is the matter of possession outside the home. As even the most liberal justices in the Heller decision admitted, the definition of “bear” means to “to carry”. Yet what do anti-gunners say when it comes to possession of firearms outside the home?
March 2, 2021 2021 is rolling along as we turn another leaf with the end of February and start of March. Having just left Black History Month, the Chicago Tribune on March 1st released an article chronicling the increasing number of African Americans that have decided to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights.
March 1, 2021 Entering into and being in the world of firearms, there are so many things to keep track of when it comes to guns. In certain jurisdictions, knowing the laws alone could be a full-time job. Ammunition is one area that can quickly spiral out of control in terms of types, styles, makes, models, grains, oh my!
February 20, 2021 Anything discussing the subject of “freedom” and in the context of Hong Kong is going to be a polarizing and interesting topic, to put it lightly. With its own very long and sordid history, Hong Kong has its fair share of what we’ll lightly define as “issues” when it comes to the concept of civil liberties.
December 28, 2020 What I mean by keep your finger off the trigger, I specifically mean not on the trigger, outside of the trigger guard and finger indexed on the frame or receiver of the firearm. If I see your finger on the trigger guard I will tell you to keep your finger off the trigger. Anything but seeing your finger “indexed” I’m going to consider “on the trigger.”
December 23, 2020 In the age of transparency and citizens’ rights to information, I need to point out the CDC’s excessive use of what I call the “government highlighter”, aka black magic marker. 213 pages of one document were fully redacted and the other FOIA document had 12 pages fully redacted and included a fluffy 100+ page report that is readily available to the public.
November 30, 2020 Governor Phil Murphy and his chummy buddies; the gun-grabbing, anti-freedom, anti-civil rights groups such as Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, Giffords, et.al. have not skipped a beat in continuing to flex their influence and try to usurp the liberties of peaceful law-abiding citizens.
October 16, 2020 Whether it was Mom’s Demand Action having gun stores shut down, or advocating for the reduction/reform of police while the country is on fire, there really has been no lack of “work” being done from those pushing the anti-gun agenda. Story after story about citizens’ rights being stripped...
September 24, 2020 On February 14th, 2018 at approximately 2:19 p.m. the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida occurred. The horrific and long-lasting effects of this act of extreme violence will be with our country and the families of the victims forever. Over two years later...
September 18, 2020 I remember back on March 26, 2018, gathering in the cold with fellow lovers of civil liberties and patriots in Trenton, NJ. We assembled at the war memorial, which is par for the course from what I gather for this sort of thing, and we gathered around a New Jersey state trooper who was there to give...