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Ban on Gun Ownership for Any Past Mental Illness Held Unconstitutional

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 9:45am
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In the first ruling of its kind since 2008′s DC v. Heller, a three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the federal ban on gun ownership for anyone who has been “adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution”...

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Welcome to New York, where fake guns are…frowned upon

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 1:30pm
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The New York machine is responding to the tragic death of 12 year old Tamir Rice by reigniting its own war on realistic looking toy guns.

Tamir Rice was killed in Cleveland last month after police officers m...

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Texas Pushes for Open Carry

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8:30am
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When you think of Texas, you probably think of a magical wonderland of beer, brisket, and high-powered weaponry, all proudly put on display as if to say, “This is America, and we have won it.”

If you’re indeed thinking that, you’re absolutely right, of course; but you may be surprised to know...

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Legal Insurrection wins FOIA suit over David Gregory gun law non-prosecution

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:00pm
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For those of you who are new to the blog, or who have not been paying attention, Legal Insurrection filed a FOIA suit against the District of Columbia seeking records related to the non-prosecution of David Gregory and NBC News despite their clear violation of D.C.’s gun law by possessing a 30-round...

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9th Circuit Denies Intervenor Status on Peruta 2A Case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 3:00pm
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Peruta v. County of San Diego (742 F. 3d 1144) was the 9th Circuit 2-to-1 ruling this past February that found unconstitutional California’s “may issue” scheme to restrict the public carry of a firearm to the wealthy and politically influential. (The full-length opinion is embedded at the bottom of this post.) Specifically, the court...

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Gallup: Support for stricter gun laws drops

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 3, 2014 at 8:30am
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Gallup’s latest gun rights-themed poll shows that by and large, Americans haven’t been swayed by high-profile shootings into ceding their Second Amendment rights.

In the wake of the 2012 shootings at Newtown, 58% of Americans polled said they favored stricter laws governing gun ownership; since then, however, that number has dropped...

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FBI Claim of Large Increase In Mass Shootings Disputed

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2:55pm
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Dr, John Lott, head of the Crime Prevention Research Center and long-time researcher and perhaps best known as the author of the seminal book,

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MO Legislature Overrides Veto, Allows Schools to Arm & Train Teachers

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 12:30pm
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The majority Republican Missouri legislature handed yet another victory to pro-children activists yesterday, and a stunning defeat to those who would leave school children vulnerable to murderous psychopaths, when it overwhelmingly overrode the Democrat Governor’s veto of legislation allowing teachers to be armed in schools, as reported by the NRA and...

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Rick Perry’s Concealed Carry Permit Suspended

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:25am
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Democrats are still smiling over the recent felony indictment of Rick Perry, even as the Governor’s legal team is taking steps in court to reveal the spurious nature of the charges.

One consequence of the indictment, however, has thrown conservatives in Texas for a loop.

Texas media began reporting last week that...

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Courts strike California 10-day waiting period and Baton Rouge gun possession restrictions

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:45am
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Just a quick note on a pretty good 24 hours for the Second Amendment with a pair of favorable Federal court decisions out of California and Louisiana, respectively.

Federal Court Rules California 10-day Waiting Period Unconstitutional (for Some)

As reported by Calguns, California’s 10-day waiting period for gun purchases has been ruled unconstitutional...

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(UPDATE: Stay Granted) D.C. Seeks Stay of Federal Court Order Allowing Handgun Carry

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:30am
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Not that it comes as any surprise, but Washington DC has filed an appeal for a stay of the Palmer v. DC ruling this weekend that ordered stopped DC’s laws banning the public carry of handguns.

This District’s motion asks for a stay pending appeal of the DC Court’s ruling, are in...

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Federal District Court Strikes Down Washington, DC Handgun Carry Ban

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 6:40pm
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Well, well, well–I guess the big guy upstairs knew I could do with a pick-me-up while I struggle through this respiratory infection.  And boy, did he deliver big (with a h/t to Ace of Spades HQ).

In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which...

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Supreme Court Affirms Conviction In Gun “Straw Purchase” Case

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:30pm
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[Edit: The title of this post was edited to better reflect the Court's ruling.]

This morning the US Supreme Court released it’s ruling in Abramski v. United States–the firearm “straw purchase” gun case–in which it affirmed Abramski’s convictions.  (The full-length opinion is embedded at the bottom of this post.)

In reaching it’s decision...

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NRA: “small number… crossed the line from enthusiasm to downright foolishness”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 2, 2014 at 5:40pm
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Well, the National Rifle Association has finally decided to release a statement about what I call the “open carry IN YOUR FACE!” (henceforth “OCIYF!”) crowd in Texas, and the implications for reasonable gun owners and concealed carriers. The money shot?

Let’s not mince words, not only is [the open carry of long...

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Why did NY GOP lawmakers fund the SAFE Act?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:33am
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Republican lawmakers created quite a stir earlier this week, when they complained to the New York Post that the recently passed budget contained secret funding for the SAFE Act.

Two senators who wished to remain anonymous, told...

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Detroit Mom who fought off attackers with rifle starts trend

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:00am
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This is a follow-up to our story in February about the Detroit mom who used a rifle to fight off three attackers who kicked in the back door of her house, Rifle used by Detroit Mom to defend family is illegal “Assault Weapon” in NY.

The woman and her husband recently were ...

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Someone Who’s Not David Gregory faces tax investigation after absurd gun prosecution

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:46am
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We have written about Mark Witaschek many times before.

Witashek was aggressively prosecuted the same D.C. Office of Attorney General that refused to prosecute David Gregory for a clear gun law violation, all because Witaschek was found in possession of an inoperable shotgun shell and “muzzle loader” bullets, Someone who’s not David...

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