Posts in 'Judicial'

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.

Putting a target on firearms: Manufacturers shouldn’t be held liable for gun crimes

How does suing a gun manufacturer or retailer stop gun violence? It won’t. Gun manufacturers shouldn’t be held liable for the actions of criminals; criminals should be held accountable inst

Gun Controllers Won’t Enforce Gun Laws Against Actual Criminals

After stealing a gun collection worth over $100,000 you’ll be SHOCKED at what the penalty doled out by the courts for this criminal was.

Bullets First Endorses Ted Cruz For President

While other Amendments to the Constitution are important, it is only the 2nd Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms that ensures all the other ones. Looking over the candidates I find that there is only one that fully embraces that understanding and has not wavered, demurred, compromised or sidestepped that belief.

4th Circuit Strikes Down Maryland’s Recent 2nd Amendment Infringements

Democrat Governor and freedom hating Marylander Martin O’Malley rammed through an assault weapons ban as well as a high capacity magazine ban in the wake of a the Sandyhook shooting.

Support the Freedom to Carry

I’ve penned a new op-ed at Counter Cultured on the freedom to carry–constitutional carry–in all 50 states.   Last week, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states by citing the 14th Amendment as justification for this. While this ruling was disappointing –  government has now redefined marriage – we must promote a culture of marriage without quick legislative fixes or government intervention. If one positive thing has come out of this ruling, it gives the 14th Amendment license to be applied to gun rights with respect to the right to carry.  Section I of the 14th Amendment reads: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;...

Supreme Court Ruling Makes Islam More Important Than The 2nd Amendment

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who sued Abercrombie & Fitch on the basis of discrimination because they denied her a job because she refused the dress code banning head scarves while at work. First of all, I wonder if the court would rule in the same way if the girl in question was a Christian and was denied a job because she refused to remove a cross from around her neck. But I digress.  Let’s just focus on the 8-1 decision by the Supreme Court to award damages to Samantha Elauf.  Of course the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is thrilled because this is a feather in their cap after they sued on behalf of Elauf. I’m going to forgo equating the hijab with saggy pants, tattered jeans or wrinkled shirts.  I will accept that the hijab is not a fashion choice but a religious...

A Cavalcade of Court Wins For the 2nd Amendment This Past Week

In the past 8 days or so, a number of victories both big and small have popped up in courts all over the North East. In Rhode Island, the strict “May Issue” stance of the issuing authorities of concealed carry weapons permits was struck down by the Rhode Island Supreme Court.  The ruling was in favor of Norman Gadomski against the Police Chief of East Providence, Joseph Tavares.  To wit: Nonetheless, in Mosby, 851 A.2d at 1050, we proclaimed that “[a]s a matter of policy, this Court will not countenance any system of permitting under the Firearms Act that would be committed to the unfettered discretion of an executive agency.” Indeed, we noted that any rights flowing from article 1, section 22 of the Rhode Island Constitution[2] would be “illusory, of course, if [they] could be abrogated entirely on the basis of an unreviewable unrestricted licensing scheme.” Mosby, 851...

Court Rules Residency Requirement Unconstitutional for Handgun Purchases

I don’t know of one tangible item that is restricted to purchase based on where one lives if that item is legal in both places. Yet for handguns, for the longest time a person has been limited to what is available within their home state.  I don’t know about you but I have purchased cars and motorcycles in different states because I like the bigger selection and the lower prices. Of course, gun hating Nazi’s like Eric Holder have long since been against any type of freedom when it comes to the Second Amendment. From the Washington Times report: In the case, federally licensed firearms dealer Frederic Russell Mance Jr. of Texas and gun buyers Tracey and Andrew Hanson sued Mr. Holder and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director B. Todd Jones claiming the federal ban on the sale of handguns outside of one’s state stops...

This is What New York Crazy Bleeding Over Into Pennsylvania Looks Like: Raising Kane

When voters are suckered into voting for a candidate backed by billionaire gun hater Michael Bloomberg, they really shouldn’t be surprised when she makes it her priority to undermine the 2nd Amendment and follows lockstep with marching orders coming from the Bloomberg command center. Bloomberg backed crony, Kathleen Kane, is the Attorney General of Pennsylvania.  Kane, as you might have recalled in earlier articles here, received a PERFECT score from CeasefirePA, the local radical gun control group in the commonwealth.  In order to receive a perfect score, Kane would have had to answer that she is a little tougher than the Gestapo in her desire to stamp out the 2nd Amendment. Over the past 2 years she has went on a jihad against reciprocity agreements with other states, including Florida and Utah. But the greatest umbrage is that now she out right REFUSES to do her job. Allow me to explain....

Judge Rules Cops Can Now Break Fingers To Compel People To Open Cell Phones

In another shocking display of jurist malfeasance, Virginia Circuit Judge Stephen Fucci has ruled that police can pry open your hands and force you to unlock your cell phone that has a fingerprint security feature. Not only is Fucci’s ruling an affront to both the 4th and 5th Amendments but is also shockingly ignorant. According to Judge Steven C. Fucci: while a criminal defendant can’t be compelled to hand over a passcode to police officers for the purpose of unlocking a cellular device, law enforcement officials can compel a defendant to give up a fingerprint. Here’s the rub though, with the advancement of technology, more and more things are going the way of biometric scans.  The logical conclusion to Fucci’s ruling is that any biometric lock, be it fingerprint swipe or iris scan can be searched without a warrant or permission or consent from the owner. This extends beyond...

Judge and Commissioner Conspire To Disarm Citizens – Leads to Armed Robbery

In a case of liberal gun grabbing judicial activism run amok, Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens ignored state law when he banned concealed carry at the North Carolina State Fair.  Stephens ruling came in a challenge against Agricultural Commissioner Steve Troxler summarily banning concealed carry at the state fair…a power he actually doesn’t have. Yet when the pro-gun group Grass Roots North Carolina took this seemingly slam dunk case to court to have Troxler’s dreams of monarchy reigned in, they only found a jurist who would wantonly ignore the rule of law and pass judgment based on his own biases against the 2nd Amendment.  In short, ruling the illegal, legal. In the judges own words, he commits to finding a way to uphold the ban, whether legal or not:  “I do believe it would be unwise and imprudent for firearms to be carried into the State Fair, and if there is...