Federal Judge Denies Injunction in Gun Dealer Speech Lawsuit in Spite of Likely First Amendment Violation

July 16, 2015 (SACRAMENTO, CA) – The State of California’s ban on handgun-related speech by licensed gun dealers likely violates their First Amendment speech rights, held a federal judge in Sacramento earlier this morning. The order, issued by District Court Judge Troy L. Nunley, found that the ban is... Read More

New game: Replace the word “firearm” with “abortion”

We recently reported that the County of San Francisco will be introducing new legislation to, among other things, “require the videotaping of all gun and ammunition sales within San Francisco, and require the regular storage and electronic transmission of ammunition sales data to the San... Read More

New San Francisco measure aims to videotape all gun and ammunition sales

So reports Molly Martinez of KRON: Supervisor Mark Farrell is set to put in a public request at today’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting to begin drafting legislation that would require the videotaping of all gun and ammunition sales within San Francisco, and require the regular storage... Read More

Murder rates drop as concealed carry permits soar: report

So notes the Washington Times: The number of concealed carry handgun permits has skyrocketed since President Obama was first elected, while murder rates have fallen, according to a new report set to be released Wednesday. Since 2007, the number of concealed handgun permits has soared... Read More

California: FIRE MISSION (SB 707, AB 1134)

Two extremely dangerous anti-gun bills will be heard tomorrow morning. We need you to do 4 very simple things TODAY — they’ll take just a few minutes — that could very well kill these two bills: Senate Bill 707, to be heard by the Assembly Committee on... Read More

What law would have prevented Dylann Roof from acquiring a firearm?

Over at The Volokh Conspiracy, UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh points out that Dylann Roof was arrested and charged only with misdemeanor drug possession. The Lexington County (S.C.) criminal records site reports, under “Charges,” that Roof was charged with “0179-Drugs / Poss. of other controlled... Read More
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Chicago Tribune: Ruling likely to ease sentences for some local gun defendants

Teresa Auch Schultz for the Chicago Tribune reports: A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling will mean a number of local gun defendants will face much less time in prison, but just how many people will benefit is unknown. In one of its final rulings issued... Read More

Breitbart: Maine Gov. signs bill abolishing permit requirement for concealed carry

AWR Hawkins for Breitbart reports: On July 8, Maine Governor Paul LaPage (R) signed Legislative Document 652 into law, thereby abolishing the requirement for a concealed carry permit in the state of Maine. This means Maine joins Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Montana, Vermont and Wyoming in permitless... Read More

Guns.com: Man fires on intruders who aim gun at 12-year-old brother

Jennifer Cruz for Guns.com reports: A violent home invasion in Las Vegas turned into a shootout after a 23-year-old man opened fire on two intruders who had pointed a gun at his 12-year-old brother and attacked his mother. Just after 9 a.m., the female suspect,... Read More

The Hill: Dems targeting mentally ill gun owners

Tim Devaney for The Hill reports: Democrats are renewing efforts to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill after a string of recent mass shootings. The Safer Communities Act, introduced Thursday by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), would temporarily prohibit people who have been... Read More