Evidently minorities can get ID’s

By:  Diane Benjamin For decades Voter ID laws have been blocked because opponents claim the minority vote would be negatively impacted. Either this isn’t true or the State of Illinois is now discriminating against minorities.  January 1st everyone wanting to purchase legal cannabis in Illinois is required to show a government issued ID. Who is […]

Rodney Davis – WJBC

I know most of you aren’t listening!  Just an FYI By:  Diane Benjamin I have never been a big Rodney Davis fan.  At times he does the right thing and at times he’s part of the swamp.  He does know a few things about mass shootings though since he was in one on a Virginia […]

Laws matter in Indiana, not in Illinois

By:  Diane Benjamin A deputy Town Marshall was arrested in Carthage Indiana for:   *  criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon   *  felony impersonation of a public servant   *  official misconduct of a public servant   *  and pointing a firearm at another Why was he arrested? See the story here:    https://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/crime/carthage-deputy-town-marshal-arrested-for-firing-shots-during-burglary-investigation […]

The Truth we already knew

By:  Diane Benjamin The Welcoming Ordinance will be quickly back before the Bloomington City Council as soon as the new Council members are seated.  This time it will easily pass.  It will also be a lie. Citizens will be told the ordinance is only to make illegals feel comfortable enough to report crimes.  That isn’t […]

Renner and Gun Violence

By:  Diane Benjamin This is one of those stories I meant to write days ago but didn’t get to it.  Since yesterday was Illinois Gun Lobby Day in Springfield, today I got to it.    Thousands of people were in Springfield:   https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/thousands-of-gun-owners-turn-out-for-lobbying-day-in/article_ed1c396a-50d5-11e9-b951-dfdb2efccee9.html?fbclid=IwAR3AfotxEgqUQ8WjZ30146IZdbBimEozGIk5d77gUK16Lbzq3CpfwvUJZOs There is one thing Democrats don’t get: Criminals don’t care about laws Last […]

Democrats run wild

By:  Diane Benjamin Democrats have only been in complete control of the state for a short time.  Already they have passed a $15 minimum wage which make Illinois even less competitive with all of the surrounding states. Other things being seriously considered: Removing all regulations including parental notification on abortion Allowing abortion up to birth […]

Gun Violence Awareness Day: Renner

By:  Diane Benjamin At every City Council meeting Mayor Renner reads at least one Proclamation, of course signed by him. Last night it was Gun Violence Awareness Day. See the proclamation here – PDF Page 13    http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=17858 The numbers used weren’t hard to find a source for:    https://everytownresearch.org/gun-violence-by-the-numbers/ This groups tax return shows they advocate […]

Update: Mackinaw: More problems

According to the agenda for the April 9th Mackinaw Board meeting, Robert Davies resigned.  That doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be prosecuted or forced to repay the salary he received as a police officer.  I wonder if he will get a pension too.   http://www.mackinawillinois.org/AGENDA%204-9-18.pdf ____________________________________________ By:  Diane Benjamin The Village of Mackinaw has a huge problem.  […]

LWV aren’t non-partisan!

By:  Diane Benjamin The local League of Women Voters in all for the “welcoming ordinance”.  Evidently they think local government can make immigration law. Does the Constitution matter to the LWV? You might not think so when you see the State League of Women Voters Website:    http://www.lwvil.org/gun-violence-prevention.html Automatic guns have been banned since 1934 unless […]

BHS found the document!

By:  Diane Benjamin BHS managed to find the document, yes it’s the same one I posted previously:    Take Action 4 Sensible Gun Reform Keep in mind – the story used to be:   Will there be consequences for lying, or do laws not matter if you are government with an agenda? This looks like a […]

District 87: Hiding!

By:  Diane Benjamin On March 22nd I wrote about a document handed out to kids at BHS during their student walkout concerning gun violence:   https://blnnews.com/2018/03/22/remember-the-student-walk-out-bhs/ This is the email that made me want to know what the document says: The email says WE will provide copies. Note also the email says the copies were given […]

Security Fail – Heyworth High School

By:  Diane Benjamin Last Friday the Heyworth High School was put on lock-down.  A former student, who appears to have mental issues, was able to get in the school.  He slipped in behind several students who were buzzed in when they returned from another building. Reports I’ve seen say the police were called, the guy […]

Remember the Student Walk out? (BHS)

By:  Diane Benjamin Students have every right to be upset when they are being slaughtered in their schools.  Funny how the outrage isn’t aimed at the law enforcement who waited outside the Florida High School instead of doing their job! Suddenly, students across the country wanted to hold a demonstration at 10:00 on March 14th.  […]

2A ALERT – March 24th Bloomington

Bloomington: 11:00 AM, History Museum, 200 Main http://www.gunssavelife.com/call-action-gun-owners-needed-counter-demonstrations-saturday/ CALL TO ACTION! Gun Owners Needed for Counter-demonstrations THIS SATURDAY! Illinois gun owners live their lives without thinking much about gun control – most of the time.  Right now though, Illinois gun owners see red with the passage of bills to ban common guns and standard-capacity magazines.  To […]

Skip doing business with Mark Bowers?

By:  Diane Benjamin This pic was not taken at yesterday’s 2nd Amendment Rally, but the rant made by Mark Bowers does refer to Regina Noland’s comments about gun rights in the media.  (Was Mark a troll?) According to his Facebook page, he is an agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Snyder Real Estate. Mark is the guy […]

Most media can’t count

By:  Diane Benjamin WAND TV reported around 90 people attended yesterday’s 2nd Amendment Rights rally. WJBC reported “over 100”. Pantagraph reported close to 200 – usually  they can’t count! The actual count (of those who signed) was 159. Most of the people were from Bloomington-Normal and surrounding small towns.  A few came from Peoria, Canton, […]

Now that the Internet is back . . . .

By:  Diane Benjamin All day with no Internet!   It’s finally back. 1) The link below is a Letter to the Editor written by Jim Simeone: http://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/letters/we-must-vote-and-then-move-on/article_ce3cb8dc-b6e8-5a4d-b335-da1b262df3e6.html The letter attempts to counter the letter written by Guy Fraker titled Renner’s Actions are Disgraceful:   https://blnnews.com/2018/02/17/if-you-dont-get-the-paper/ The letter fails miserably at defending Renner, it mostly claims his antics […]

Stand for your Right SUNDAY

Update:  Guns Save Lives will be participating:    http://www.gunssavelife.com/join-us-guns-rights-rally-sunday-bloomington-il/ By:  Diane Benjamin We have a GOD-given RIGHT to protect ourselves.  That RIGHT is enshrined in the Constitution. Sunday 1:30 in front of the BCPA in Bloomington: Stand up for your 2nd Amendment RIGHT. Bring signs and flags.  The rally should last until 3:00 I will be […]

Get Scott Laughlin some gun facts!

The 2nd amendment wasn’t written when the only guns were muskets! Scott Laughlin thinks today’s guns don’t qualify as a right.  He needs to know HISTORY. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/04/03/firearms-technology-and-the-original-meaning-of-the-second-amendment/?utm_term=.78e56d448119 Excepts: Gun-control advocates often argue that gun-control laws must be more restrictive than the original meaning of the Second Amendment would allow, because modern firearms are so different […]

Monday: Finally Public Safety!

By:  Diane Benjamin The main job of government is to protect the liberty of its citizens.  We EXPECT spending for public safety like Police and Fire.  Monday night the police finally get some help. The City of Bloomington found $55,100 to update the police training facility.  This facility was allowed to become unusable because it […]

Hey Steve Vogel:

By:  Diane Benjamin Stevie, How did Cleveland go?  In Ohio, where Open Carry is legal, nothing happened!  No dead bodies in the street.  No shootouts between Trump and Cruz supporters.  Even the New Black Panthers didn’t cause any trouble. Shootings happen where nobody can shoot back. Need a “safe space” dude? I can’t want to […]

Feds arming LOCAL Gov

By:  Diane Benjamin Adam Andrzejewski continues to expose government corruption.  His latest is an interactive map showing Federal weapons loaned to public bodies.  You can see the map here:  http://www.openthebooks.com/map/?Map=1&MapType=Pin&Zip=61704 National stories about this investigation: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-11/militarization-americas-police-despite-obama-promises-war-weapon-spending-soared-201 http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/#1745e79954fe Below are what some area cities acquired in the militarization of the local police:  (click to make a […]

Another letter the Pantagraph ignored

Remember the December incident when one of the speakers at a Diversity Project meeting had a concealed carry gun?  Remember the Pantagraph story?  http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-gun-signs-must-comply-to-be-enforceable/article_d5a4fe35-683c-532a-a50b-79d060b4fce1.html John Boch, the person in question and the Executive Director of Guns Save Lives, wrote the Pantagraph a letter.  He never received a response from them. I met John this week […]

Thursday and More

By:  Diane Benjamin On Thursday, January 7th, I will be speaking at the Guns Save Lives meeting in Peoria.  If you want more information, click here:  http://www.gunssavelife.com/?ai1ec_event=gsl-peoria-meeting&instance_id=7294 ____________________________________ Back in November, I wrote about participating in The Diversity Project with Colleen Reynolds from WJBC:  https://blnnews.com/2015/11/02/hope-for-the-future/ The guy who runs the program, Jeff Schwartz – former […]

Obama wants gun control

By:  Diane Benjamin I hear the Obama speech from the Oval Office tonight will contain his Executive Action plan to impose gun control.  Violating the Constitution has never bothered him, this will be no exception. In honor of his speech, here’s some things I found this week about why the Founder’s instituted the 2nd amendment: […]

Pantagraph: Clueless again

By:  Diane Benjamin To the Pantagraph Editorial staff: You really need to put your name on Editorials.  Citizens have a right to know the name of the person who doesn’t believe in the Constitution.  Media was given unfettered rights in the 1st Amendment so liberty and freedom could be debated and defended.  You make yourself […]