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Illinois Supreme Court Rules ban on Guns within 1000 feet of Parks Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court  of  the State of Illinois has ruled that a state ban on carrying guns within a 1,000 feet of a park is obviously unconstitutional. It is unconstitutional because it “directly implicates the core right of self-defense”

Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Right to Bear Arms

The Supreme Court of the State of Delaware has upheld the right to keep and bear arms provision of the State Constitution, which was enacted in 1987, passing through two separately elected legislatures.

Supreme Court Fails Again To Uphold 2nd Amendment

The Supreme Court refused to grant a writ of certiorari in the appeal of Maryland’s ban on certain semi-automatic rifles and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The ban includes non-detachable magazines, but exempts rimfire firearms.  The State Police list 200 firearms manufacturers with numerous models that are banned by the law, including some of the most popular rifles in the United States.

9th Circuit: You Can OWN Guns But Have No Inherent Right To BUY Guns

The 9th Circuit does not think the 2nd Amendment protects the commerce of firearms.  This is one of the most blatant judicial activist gun control grabs I have seen in a while.  I shouldn’t be surprised that it comes from California, the state that banned lead ammunition.

D.C. Will not appeal loss on Carry Permits

The government of the District of Columbia has decided not to appeal the Circuit court decision in Wrenn v. D.C. A week ago the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that they would not rehear Wrenn v. D.C. en banc.

Court Rules D.C to Become SHALL ISSUE Jurisdiction

The U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has refused to grant a petition for an en banc hearing in the Wrenn v. D.C. Second Amendment case. The Court earlier ruled that the requirement for a “good cause” to issue a concealed carry permit was unconstitutional.

West Virginia Group Wins Exercise of Second Amendment Rights for Some City Buildings

In West Virginia, the West Virgina Citizens Defense League (WVCDL) brought a suit against the City of Charleston for prohibiting the carry of concealed firearms in City buildings, even if the person carrying the firearm had a concealed carry permit.

Wisconsin Constitutional Carry Passes Committee Vote

On 19 September, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Wisconsin Constitutional Carry bill with a 3-2 vote. The vote was along party lines. Republican Senators Wanggaard, Testin, and Stroebel voted to bring Wisconsin statutes in line with the Wisconsin Constitution.

Georgia Supreme Court Rules Right to Self Defense applies in School

The case is about a girl who was involved in a fight on school grounds. She retreated.  The other girl followed her, and a fight ensued. S.G., the defendant, claimed self defense. There were video and witnesses that corroborated here story. No evidence was presented that she was not defending herself. The school administration expelled her an the grounds that she was involved in a fight. The school did not consider self defense as an defense for the conduct.

JUSTICE: Man who Used AK-47 Clone to Defend Self, Children, Found Not Guilty

Unless you have the means to enforce said restraining order in your own defense, it’s about as effective as a gun free zone sign.

Wisconsin Carry in Truck Case Dismissed by Prosecutor, Avoids Precedent

In June of 2016, a 53 year old truck driver, Guy A. Smith was arrested for having a loaded revolver in the cab of his truck. Smith did not have a Wisconsin concealed carry permit. He held that he did not need one.

Maryland “Assault Weapon” Ban Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ban on so called “Assault Weapons” (commonly owned semi-automatic rifles) and on standard capacity magazines that hold over 10 rounds of ammunition. The petitioners in that case, Stephen V. Kolbe v. Lawrence J. Hogan, JR., have decided to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

D.C. Court of Appeals Strikes Down restrictive “may issue” Concealed Carry Law

A three judge panel on the D.C. Court of Appeals has struck down the District of Columbia “may issue” concealed carry law. The District of Columbia bans the open carry of firearms. With its law banning the concealed carry of firearms except in exceptionally rare cases, it has effectively banned the carry of weapons outside the home.

Truck Open Carry Case offers Chance to Validate Wisconsin Constitution

In Wisconsin, a truck driver, Guy A. Smith, is contesting an arrest for carrying a concealed weapon. The handgun was on the floor of his truck, and was visible to an outside camera. Smith made no attempt to hide the firearm when the truck was inspected by a Wisconsin State Trooper.

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Peruta Case on Second Amendment

On Monday, 26 June, the Supreme Court officially denied the petition for a write of certiorari. The Ninth Circuit denial of Second Amendment rights outside the home will stand.

Three Gun Victories You May Have Missed – Gun Owners of America

Pro-gun victories in the courtroom and in the legislature still matter. Gun Owners of America has brought three recent legal gun victories to the forefront.

Illinois Appellate Court Protects Second and Fourth Amendments

An Illinois appellate court has upheld the Fourth and Second Amendments. They did so rather apologetically. The case was decided on 31 March of 2017, but the events involved occurred in 2011.

With Gorsuch Filibuster and Fallout, Democrats Go All in For 2020

If you’re the Democrats, you do not draw the line at Neil Gorsuch, the most amenable Supreme Court nominee in decades. No one but your most mouth drooling progressive radicals care that Merrick Garland didn’t get a vote.