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The Hill: Will D.C. Court’s Decision on Concealed Guns Be the Tipping Point?
After a two-to-one federal Circuit court decision on Tuesday morning striking down D.C. ’s current concealed handgun law, the district has a chance to become like the 42 states with right-to-carry laws.
Guns.com: Two Mayors, Champions of Gun Control, Indicted on Corruption Charges
Two Pennsylvania city leaders — a current and former member of gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns — have been charged with violations of federal public corruption laws.
The CA Anti-Gunners May Be On Summer Break, But We're Still Fighting...
And that is why we need your help to continue to beat back anti-gun legislation under the dome in Sacramento. We can't let them forget that there is a grassroots army of 2A activists pounding on their doors!
Breitbart: Jamey Johnson House of Blues Concert Cancelled After He Refused to Disarm
On Sunday, HOBMB announced the cancellation via a Facebook post: “As always, the safety and security of our guests is our number one priority. Tonight’s artist refused to adhere to our safety and security guidelines and would not enter the building. Unfortunately, tonight’s show is cancelled.”
CA DOJ: The Embodiment of Insanity
Last week, DOJ filed a third “set” of assault weapons regulations with the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL), but they’re essentially the same regulations with a different implementation date.
Wired: Anybody Can Fire this 'Locked' Smart Gun with $15 Worth of Magnets
The Armatix iP1 pistol and its RFID watch, are sold as one of the most secure firearm systems available. But a hacker, who goes by ‘Plore’, has found flaws in the Armatix that entirely defeat its security measures.
Guns.com: Texas Lawmaker Proposes Constitutional Carry for Special Session
Now, with Gov. Greg Abbott calling lawmakers back to work for a special session, advocates are hopeful the governor will add the gun expansion to his list of items to focus on during the legislative overtime.
SAF: D.C. Appeals Court Strikes Down 'Good Reason' CCW Law
The 2-1 ruling, written by Judge Thomas Beall Griffith, a 2005 George W. Bush appointee, declared that, “At the Second Amendment’s core lies the right of responsible citizens to carry firearms for personal self-defense beyond the home, subject to longstanding restrictions…The District’s good-reason law is necessarily a total ban on exercises of that constitutional right for most D.C. residents. That’s enough to sink this law under (the 2008 U.S. Supreme Court’s Heller ruling).”
BREAKING: Appeals Court Strikes Down D.C. "Good Cause" Handgun Carry Ban
In today's Wrenn v. District of Columbia decision (a related case, Grace v. District of Columbia, was consolidated with Wrenn on appeal), a lawsuit helmed by civil rights attorney Alan Gura and backed by the Second Amendment Foundation, the Court held in relevant part that D.C.'s "good-reason" handgun carry ban laws were unconstitutional.
Guns.com: Massachusetts Lawmakers Push Extreme Risk Protective Order Bill
The proposal, H.3081, would allow family members, police, health care providers or prosecutors to request a judge issue an “extreme risk protective order” against individuals experiencing a crisis that may put themselves or others at risk. The measure would result in suspension of gun rights for up to a year.
Firearms Policy Coalition Obtains New California DOJ “Bullet-Button Assault Weapons” Regulations Through FPC’s Regulatory Watch Program
“FPC’s Regulatory Watch program has once again proved its value in ensuring that the State of California does not advance its gun control agenda behind closed doors,” said FPC President Brandon Combs. “Without this program, countless gun-owning Californians would be in the dark about their future.”
The Thorn in CA DOJ's Side
Most recently, DOJ was months late in submitting proposed regulations concerning new ammunition vendors and licenses. Then, when they did file them, they didn’t properly notify interested parties or load the regulatory documents on the Attorney General’s web page so the public could inspect them.
CA DOJ Issues New Ammo Regulation Notice & Postpones Hearing, Correcting Errors Discussed in FPC Demand Letter
“In order for citizens and interested groups to be given an opportunity to advocate for their rights and policy preferences, the DOJ must follow the law,” said Craig DeLuz, a lobbyist and spokesperson for the Firearms Policy Coalition. “We are here to make sure they do.”
CA Assembly Appropriations Committee Passes Gun Dealer "Safe Storage" Bill
SB 464, by Senator Jerry Hill (D), creates costly mandates on licensed firearms dealers by imposing outrageous security requirements that may even be illegal to comply with in the cities they are located in or prohibited by their landlord or business property associations.
Are Current & Former Gov Employees More Equal than You?
In true Animal Farm fashion, however, words are easily mis- and mal- interpreted to benefit those free and equal people who hold power over others.
Guns.com: Michigan Governor Signs Repeal of Automatic Knife Ban
The measure, SB 245, only picked up a single “nay” vote in each chamber of the Legislature and repeals a law backers describe as dangerously antique.
The Chilling Effect of Arms
Earlier this month, a case brought by professors from University of Texas at Austin, essentially stating that because they're scared of people with guns, a law that allows the lawful carrying of a concealed firearm while on campus for self defense keeps the professors from speaking their mind, thus creating a "chilling effect" on their First Amendment right to free speech, ought to be found unconstitutional, was dismissed by a district court.
Editorial: Suicide Prevention Bill is too Broad and Vague
No mental health expertise is required at the hearing. In fact, the law states: “The court may not include in the findings any mental health diagnosis or any connection between the risk presented by the respondent and mental illness.”
California DOJ Finally Issues Proposed Regulations for Ammunition Vendor Licensing, Only Months Late
“DOJ knew last year that these required regulations had a hard deadline so that businesses could begin applying for ammunition vendor licenses on July 1 of this year. There is no excuse for them being this late.”
Guns.com: Michigan Lawmaker Wants Gun Owners to Be Able to Carry into Gun-Free Zones
“If the bad guys are going to carry guns into gun-free zones, I want to give the good guys the legal ability to protect themselves and their families.”
Breitbart: Chicago’s Murder Rate Was Even Higher During Handgun Ban
The figure of 940 homicides in 1992 is nearly 200 more that CNN reported for 2016.
The Fight Against Gunpocalypse is Heating Up
But, as of today - nearly two weeks after the deadline - there aren’t even any proposed regulations for how this will be done. That means we could be months away from vendors being able to apply for a license… Even though the deadline is fast approaching.
Guns.com: ATF Asks What Gun Regulations Need to be ‘Repealed or Replaced’
Citing an agenda from the meeting held in May and June, which the website had obtained, attendants were asked to consider: what impact current regulations have on gun-violence prevention; what regulations need to be “repealed, replaced, or modified;” and what regulations are outdated.
CCW Reciprocity for All - Not Just Congress
One thing that really grinds our gears is when politicians think one group deserves greater access to fundamental rights than another group - whether they’re Republicans or Democrats.