Posts in 'Judicial'

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.

Ninth Circuit Overturns ruling on Second Amendment Waiting Period

On 14 December, 2016, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the District Court ruling in Silvester v. Harris. The Ninth Circuit held that a 10 day waiting period was a “reasonable safety precaution”.

SHOCKING: Thanks to NJ, Ban on Stun Guns In NY Challenged

The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States,” McDonald v.Chicago, 561 U. S. 742, 750 (2010).

2017 is Best Chance Yet for Permitless “Constitutional” Carry in Indiana

Indiana has always been a good candidate for permitless carry. It was one of the first states to have a shall issue permit. That was because of a judicial ruling on the Indiana Constitution, not legislative action.

Zimmerman’s Attempted Assassin Sentenced to 20 Years for Attack

Matthew Apperson has been convicted of attempted murder of George Zimmerman, firing a gun into a vehicle, and aggravated assault. The trial occurred in the same courtroom where Zimmerman was found not guilty by reason of self defense, in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Hot Springs AR: County Officials Restore Carry rights for County Workers

The Garland County Quorum Court voted Monday night to allow county employees with concealed-carry permits to take firearms to work.

Federal Court Strikes Down Commonwealth’s $1000 Tax on Handguns

Murphy challenges: (1) the requirement that he obtain a license and register his handguns; (2) the restrictions on how he may store his weapons at home; (3) the ban on large capacity magazines (“LCMs”); (4) the ban on rifles in calibers above .223; (5) the ban on “assault weapons”; (6) the ban on transporting operable firearms; and (7) the $1,000 excise tax imposed on handguns.

Strange Bedfellows: NAACP Joins With Knife Rights in Support of New York Knife Law Reform

Knife Rights has been aggressively working to reform the New York State law on pocket knives. The law was passed in the 1950’s as part of the trendy and hyped”switchblade” ban based on false information and emotional arguments.

WI: Madison Banning Guns on City Transit Heard at Supreme Court

The City of Madison political structure has been ideologically opposed to the right to keep and bear arms for decades. It has paid out in lost lawsuits when it attempted to criminalize open carry by claiming that open carriers were “obstructing justice” and charging them with “disorderly conduct”.