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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”.

Charges Dropped Against Open Carry Activist in Texas

On 27 February, 2016, Brett Sanders was arrested while openly carrying a firearm in Texas. He had refused to show the officers of the Southlake, Texas, Police Department, any identification or a Texas carry permit. Brett Sanders is an open carry and liberty activist.

A Sobering Look At Recent SCOTUS “Wins” For The 2nd Amendment

Since both of those cases, the appellate courts have gone out of their ways to diminish their import and to work around them in order to try and legally justify gun control where it shouldn’t be allowed to exist.

Another Gun Grabber, PA AG Kathleen Kane, Gets Her Comeuppance

Kane, in her short, corrupt, scandal ridden tenure as attorney general made it her mission to undo and undermine every firearm reciprocity agreement the commonwealth had with other states.

Texas Profs Try To Break Law and Trample Rights Using First Amendment Argument

University of Texas professors Mia Carter, Jennifer Glass and Lisa Moore decided to try and squash the will of the people and the Constitution by suing the University and the state of Texas in Federal court.

Why Trump Was Both Right AND Wrong About the “2nd Amendment Solution”

For Trump to so casually talk about 2nd Amendment people dealing with Clinton after she is elected is wrong. It is not something that should be said so glibly for cheers and grandstanding. It is a truth that exists when the tyrant leaves no other recourse.It is a solemn duty of the free and should be treated as such.

9th Circuit Court Rules In Favor of Right To Buy Guns

Alameda created a backdoor gun ban in which the residents of the county would be denied their 2nd Amendment rights because they were unable to purchase firearms.