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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.

California Forced To Give Back $1 Million in Guns and Ammo to Innocent Man

A California family has finally had their illegally seized firearms and ammunition returned after over a year in the courts. The collection has an estimated value of over 1 million dollars.

If Democrats Are Upset With Gorsuch Not Answering Their Questions They Can Blame Ted Kennedy

If the Democrats are feeling frustrated that Neil Gorsuch isn’t giving them any rope in which to hang himself with they really have no one to blame but themselves. First and foremost they can start with the former Senator from Massachusetts Ted Kennedy.

Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Separation of Powers at Self Defense Hearings

The Kansas Supreme Court held that courts are independent of the state’s executive branch, when ruling on immunity from prosecution for self defense.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules City has no Authority to Ban Weapons from Buses

After nearly four years in the courts, Wisconsin Carry, Inc. won a historic victory for the right to bear arms in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Carry had sued the City of Madison, because the City had refused to remove a rule that had been instituted in 2005 by the City Transit and Parking Commission.

Florida Supreme Court Guts Right to Open Carry

In Norman v. Florida, the central issue was whether the Florida ban on the open carry of firearms violated the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, or the weaker provision of the Florida State Constitution.

Florida Legislature Battle with Courts Continues on “Stand Your Ground”

In Florida, person facing unlawful deadly force or significant bodily harm was no longer required to retreat before defending themselves in public places.

Fight For Electronic Weapons In Maryland

Howard County lawmakers introduced an emergency bill Wednesday that would lift a ban on electronic weapons in response to a federal lawsuit that challenges the county’s longstanding restrictions on the use and sale of Tasers and stun guns.

Why I (of all people) am GRINNING that Gov. Malloy is sticking it to gun owners in Connecticut

Gov. Malloy of Connecticut is raking the gun owners of his state over the coals. After the Sandy Hook shooting Malloy was able to do what gun controllers always love doing, exploit dead children in order to shove laws down peoples throats that advance their agenda but wouldn’t have stopped the tragedy to begin with.

IL: Federal Court Upholds Lawsuit to Void Foster Parents Rules against Exercise of 2A

We brought this action on behalf of the plaintiffs to establish that the state’s restrictions on the possession and carrying of firearms by foster parents is unconstitutional under both the Second and Fourteenth amendments.

Trump’s Effect on Gun Sales

Last week gun dealers in Missouri are reporting what they call the ‘Trump effect’ already impacting their sales. What is the ‘Trump effect’?

New York Woman Files Suit for Due Process when Denied Second Amendment Rights

The New York Safe Act has numerous significant flaws. It is actively being challenged in several court cases. The act was passed as an “emergency” measure without regular debate or committee hearings, in one night, under pressure from Governor Cuomo.