Category: FPC Legal News Annapolis Resident Files Suit Seeking to Overturn Local Ban on Tasers

Great coverage of our lawsuit against Annapolis, Maryland! Via An Maryland man is taking Annapolis officials to federal court over their stun gun prohibition, arguing the city’s ban on the devices is in violation of his Second Amendment rights. The suit, filed in U.S. District... Read More

Legal News: Non-Violent Felons Might Be Able to Get Gun Rights Back, Rules Federal Judge

Yesterday, in an order denying a motion to dismiss by Attorney General of the United States Loretta Lynch, Southern District of Illinois District Court Judge John Phil Gilbert ruled that plaintiff Larry Hatfield – “a convicted felon having pleaded guilty to, and was convicted of,... Read More Lawsuit Challenges New York’s Rare Ban on Tasers, Other Stun Guns, By Civilians

Coverage of our lawsuit challenging New York’s ban on Tasers and other electronic stun guns. Via A federal lawsuit is challenging New York’s ban on Tasers and other stun guns, one of the few such remaining laws nationwide. In New York state, it’s a... Read More

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Gun Website Armslist Wins in Azana Shooting Case

Armslist wins a huge victory as they cannot be held liable for weapons purchased off of their site. Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The gun-selling website Armslist won a key victory in a Milwaukee County courtroom Tuesday as a judge dismissed all counts brought by the family... Read More

LA Times: Gun activists’ speech may be legal, but it’s creepy and reprehensible

LA Times agrees with FPC: “In this case, the gun activists are right.” “This case” is our recently-filed First Amendment case, Publius vs. Boyer-Vine. If the First Amendment only protected pleasant and conventional speech, then there would be no need for it in the first... Read More

The Declaration of Independence — and What It Really Claimed

Note: We repost this article every year. If you’ve seen it before, please share this important information with your friends and family. We, like many of you, will enjoy tomorrow’s Fourth of July celebration with family, friends, food, and fireworks. And while those good things bring... Read More

The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America

The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America (Note: Some paragraph breaks added to facilitate reading on mobile devices.) IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes... Read More

Fifth Circuit: Machine Guns NOT Protected by the Second Amendment

The Huffington Post reports: A Texas man who sued the federal government because it wouldn’t approve his application to manufacture a machine gun doesn’t have a constitutional right to possess the automatic weapon, an appeals court ruled. Jay Hollis sought permission to convert his AR-15,... Read More

BREAKING: 9th Circuit rules against CCW, Peruta in 2nd Amendment carry case

The en banc Court’s Opinion can be viewed here. The Court’s website citations can be viewed here. Summary: The en banc court affirmed the district courts’ judgments and held that there is no Second Amendment right for members of the general public to carry concealed... Read More

BREAKING: Fourth Circuit says Maryland “assault weapon” ban may be struck down

Earlier today, a panel of three judges for the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a major decision in a Second Amendment lawsuit out of Maryland that challenges the state’s “Firearm Safety Act” (“FSA”), laws that ban semi-automatic “assault weapons” and firearm magazines that... Read More