Quote of the day—Ronald C. Dozier

I believe these facts to be incontrovertible:



  1. No State that has gone from no-carry to concealed-carry or open-carry of firearms has experienced a significant increase in firearm violence.
  2. Any evil or deranged person who is intent on killing others will find a way to do so, no matter how strict our laws.
  3. Murder is already against the law and carries very serious penalties. If that is not enough to deter someone from committing the crime, why would they be deterred by laws against gun possession?
  4. The police can’t be everywhere to protect us. Only on rare occasions is a policeman present to prevent a violent crime. Mostly they arrive after the fact, to investigate and apprehend the offender if possible.

People who don’t like guns—who don’t want to own or carry a gun for protection, have the right to rely on the government to do that for them. They do not have the right to require everyone else to do so. The Supreme Court has so decided.


As the State’s Attorney, I have to make a choice. Do I continue to enforce laws that I believe to be unconstitutional, a belief that is supported by decisions of the highest court in the land, or do I continue to prosecute citizens who run afoul of State gun laws but have no evil intent or purpose in mind? Certainly the more cautious approach to such controversial issues is to keep enforcing the law, whenever possible in the least harmful way, until enough higher court cases are resolved against them that the anti-Second Amendment folks are forced to change. I’m not willing to do that anymore—too many good people will be harmed.



Our message is this: we will no longer use the power and authority of our office to criminalize and punish decent, otherwise law-abiding citizens who choose to exercise the rights granted to them by the Second Amendment of the United States’ Constitution to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and their families.


Ronald C. Dozier
(Illinois) McLean County State’s Attorney
August 21, 2012
Emphasis in the original news release.
[Contrast this with what Handgun Control, Inc. (now Brady Campaign) had to say about Illinois a few years ago. Illinois was their model for laws on the (prohibition of) carrying of guns.


Brady supporters should read the writing on the wall, the net, and in the courts, and weep.—Joe]

5 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Ronald C. Dozier

  1. I love the smell of Sarah Brady’s tears in the morning… Smells like victory.

    There have been a few instances of anger as of late but I expect that to rise. Denial is in full force with these people. They disregard all evidence that points out how false the world they live in is.
    Gun ownership among women is increasing, even in liberal New York yet ownership is at an all time low.
    Ruger is set to have a production record this year, but gun ownership is at an all time low.

    Now an AG in the bastion of Illinois refuses to enforce the states onerous gun control laws. Yeah, stage 2 is coming, and I’m afraid they may become violent instead of just being verbal about it. Stage 2 is anger and as they realize they’ve lost they’re going to act out. They may very well attempt to create more necessity if they’re off the deep end enough.

  2. I don’t care if they cry or not, so long as they stay out of the way. I’d rather never have to think about them. I have things to do.

    “…we will no longer use the power and authority of our office to criminalize and punish decent, otherwise law-abiding citizens who choose to exercise the rights granted to them by the Second Amendment of the United States’ Constitution to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and their families.”

    THAT is the language of a real American, in case anyone was confused about the meaning of the term.

  3. I never thought I’d see the day & I’ve lived in IL for most of my life. This is far from over, but that represents a major quantum leap in the right direction. I read the whole thing–there’s lots of good stuff in there, although you guys have been pointing out nearly all of it for a very long time.

  4. It only took a few years for the anti-rights crowd to come within a hair of destroying the 2nd Amendment. There are 4 votes on the Supreme Court right now to do so.

    The problems posed by anti-rights bigots are not yet solved.

  5. “Murder is already against the law and carries very serious penalties. If that is not enough to deter someone from committing the crime, why would they be deterred by laws against gun possession?”

    But all good Anti-Rights activists know that if guns are as illegal as murder NOBODY will be murdered with guns!!!!

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