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Putting teeth in Heller’s promise

“Putting teeth in Heller’s promise,” from alangura.com: When Congress enacted the federal Gun Control Act of 1968, with its broad provisions for the disarmament of potentially dangerous people, the Second Amendment laid dormant. Courts paid the Second Amendment cursory attention, considering the provision only when rubber-stamping it with an erroneous, unexamined “collective right” interpretation that […]

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SAF Victory Again Shows Gun Rights Restoration Possible

SAF press release: BELLEVUE, WA — The Second Amendment Foundation has once again funded and won a small but significant federal court victory in a Pennsylvania case in which a federal judge ruled that a man convicted of a misdemeanor crime several years ago, but who has demonstrated that he “would present no more threat […]

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U.S. District Court finds provision of 1968 Gun Control Act unconstitutional

2/18/15 Breaking News In another victory for Second Amendment civil rights by attorney Alan Gura, a United States District Court found a provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968 unconstitutional as applied to some people who, like the plaintiff in the case, are currently law-abiding and not felons, adjudicated as mentally defective, or have […]

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CCRKBA Wins SAF-Funded Case on Interstate Handgun Transfer Ban

CCRKBA’s press release on their victory today: For Immediate Release: February 11, 2015 BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today won a major federal court ruling in a case involving interstate handgun transfers in which the judge applied strict scrutiny to determine whether a ban on such […]

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Federal Interstate Handgun Sales Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

In another excellent victory for civil rights by attorney Alan Gura, United States District Court Judge Reed O’Connor struck down the federal interstate handgun sales ban earlier today, finding it unconstitutional (both facially and as-applied) under the Second Amendment and the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause. As the Court explained, “[t]o prevail on a facial challenge, Plaintiffs must […]

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Alan Normandy, CEO of Battle Comp Enterprises, Joins Firearms Policy Coalition Board of Directors

For Immediate Release: Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 Alan Normandy, CEO of Battle Comp Enterprises, Joins Firearms Policy Coalition Board of Directors Firearms Policy Coalition announced today that E. Alan Normandy has been elected to its board of directors. In addition to being the founder and CEO of Battle Comp Enterprises, a company that designs and […]

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Polite Society Podcast: Episode 308

The Polite Society Podcast, presented by Firearms Policy Coalition Episode 308: One of Bloomberg’s anti-gun groups is messing up again, and this time it could land them in court The possible end of Operation Choke Point DGUs — a 74 year old successfully defended himself against a home invader using a firearm We also have our weekly […]

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WVCDL Announces “Constitutional Carry” Senate Bill 347

West Virginia Citizens Defense League, a Firearms Policy Coalition affiliate organization, has announced the introduction of their sponsored Senate Bill 347. SB 347 would allow law-abiding West Virginians to carry without a license, while preserving the carry license program for those interested in carrying with a license in other states through reciprocity agreements. From the […]

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Supreme Court Urged to Take Up San Francisco Gun Control Case

Supreme Court Urged to Take Up San Francisco Gun Control Case More than a dozen civil rights groups ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on an NRA-backed lawsuit. ROSEVILLE, CA / January 15, 2015 – The Firearms Policy Coalition and 12 other state and national civil rights organizations filed a brief in the […]

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FPC Submits Coalition Brief to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Peruta v. San Diego Carry Case

FPC Submits Coalition Brief to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Peruta v. San Diego Carry Lawsuit 22 gun rights organizations and Second Amendment lawsuit plaintiffs argue that the Peruta decision should stand December 24, 2014 (SACRAMENTO, CA) — While millions of Californians were preparing to celebrate the holiday season, attorneys for the Firearms Policy Coalition were busy filing an amici curiae brief […]

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