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Liberals Waste no Time Pushing Gun Control in 2015

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:00am 1/2/2015 at 7:00am

The ink on 2015 is barely dry, but that hasn’t stopped liberals from continuing their push for increased gun control.

Seizing on the still-raw emotions of the shooting at Sandy Hook, Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker outlined what he calls their “moral work”:

The Newtown Lawsuit and the Moral Work of...

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Wendy Davis regrets her open carry campaign stunt

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 3:50pm 1/1/2015 at 3:50pm

Back in February, then-gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis attempted to rock the boat by claiming that she supported Texas’ open carry movement.Her opponent Greg Abbott, an already-beloved-by-most Attorney General and popular favorite to win the election, already supported the measure, so perhaps at the time it seemed like a savvy move.

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Who’s up for an International Gun Registry?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 29, 2014 at 4:00pm 12/29/2014 at 4:00pm

While most Americans were enjoying Christmas Eve, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty went into effect.

On the surface, the treaty is supposed to help regulate international arms trade but Awr Hawkins of Breitbart reports that there’s more than meets the eye (emphasis is mine):

Gun Control Groups Cheer as UN Arms Trade...

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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 12/21/2014 at 9:45am

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 12/18/2014 at 1:30pm

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 12/15/2014 at 8:30am

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 12/9/2014 at 7:00pm

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 11/13/2014 at 3:00pm

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 11/3/2014 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 10/14/2014 at 2:55pm

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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Obama Calls for Gun Control on Anniversary of Navy Yard Shooting

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:30am 9/17/2014 at 8:30am

The White House chose to commemorate yesterday’s one year anniversary of the shootings at Navy Yard by calling once more for a rollback of the Second Amendment.

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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 9/13/2014 at 12:30pm

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 8/28/2014 at 11:25am

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 8/26/2014 at 10:45am

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 7/29/2014 at 8:30am

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 7/26/2014 at 6:40pm

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 6/16/2014 at 7:30pm

[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.)

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