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California: Judge declines stay in waiting period case

NRA Feed - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:00
In August, U.S. District Judge Anthony Ishii struck down the California 10-day waiting period to buy guns for people who are known to the state to already own guns — a narrow but significant Second Amendment decision. Today, Judge Ishii declined to issue a stay of his decision.
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Gun owners ask judge to block new D.C. concealed carry law

NRA Feed - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:00
Gun owners who successfully sued the D.C. government to overturn the city’s ban on carrying firearms in public are asking a judge to block implementation of a new law regulating concealed carry, saying the measure is unconstitutionally restrictive.
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Will D.C. be held in contempt for gun carry law?

NRA Feed - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:00
All Americans can now apply to carry a gun in the nation's capital, but few will be granted a permit. That's why those who sued the city over the total ban on carry rights were back in a federal district court on Thursday to ask Judge Frederick Scullin to intervene.
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School Suspends Fifth-Grader Armed with Finger, Childlike Imagination

NRA Feed - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:00
Another sad battle by the agents of political correctness in their war on childhood was waged last Friday, when 10-year-old Milford, Mass., fifth-grader Nickolas Taylor was suspended for two days following an incident in the Stacy Middle School cafeteria.
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Ill-conceived Washington State Background Check Initiative Already Causing Absurd Outcomes

NRA Feed - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:00
Barely two weeks after Washington State voters approved Initiative 594 -- a measure the NRA warned was “deeply flawed” -- our predicted consequences are beginning to emerge.
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The Doctor is In, but Privacy is Out: UK Proposes Adding Gun Ownership Records to Medical Files

NRA Feed - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:00
With warrantless home inspections and an onerous registration and licensing scheme, UK gun owners already have little refuge from the prying eyes of the state.  However, some law enforcement and Home Office officials are keen to extend gun owner surveillance into the doctor’s office.
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Israeli Officials Recognize Protective Benefits of Good Guys with Guns

NRA Feed - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 19:00
This week, Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch announced a decision to relax the rules governing the carrying of firearms and the issuance of licenses to carry.  The move came shortly after the reprehensible slaughter of four Orthodox Jewish men and a police officer in a West Jerusalem Temple by terrorists armed with knives, axes and a gun.
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Washington: Wary of new gun law, Lynden museum to pull WWII rifles from exhibit

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:00
The Lynden Pioneer Museum will remove World War II-era guns from a current exhibit and return them to their owners, to avoid violating the new background-check law, according to the museum’s director.
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California: Case targets state’s ban on gun placards

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:00
In a 1964 U.S. Supreme Court case involving a movie-theater owner convicted of an Ohio law banning the showing of obscene movies, Justice Potter Stewart famously said he could not “intelligibly” define obscenity, “but I know it when I see it.” People still use that line to showcase the imprecision and irrationality of many laws.How do we convict someone of something so hard to define? We often know when we see other absurdities, also, including an archaic statute now subject of a gun-related lawsuit filed this month in federal court. California Penal Code 26820 bans gun stores from displaying signs — visible from outside the premises — picturing handguns. They aren’t allowed to display words-only signs that advertise the sales of handguns, either.
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Nevada: Law could change to allow bow hunters to carry handguns

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:00
A local lawmaker is on the verge of influencing policy change that would allow archery hunters to pack along more firepower than a bow and quiver of arrows – and the legislative session is still months down the road.State wildlife regulators have agreed to begin the process to revise archery hunt rules.
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West Virginia: Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Continues his Leadership on the Second Amendment

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 08:00
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey continued to lead legal efforts to support your Second Amendment rights by filing an amicus curiae, or "friend of the court," brief with a bipartisan coalition of 21 state Attorneys General across the country.  This brief urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to declare unconstitutional a Maryland law forbidding the possession, sale or transfer of certain firearms.
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Pawn store customer fells armed robber, WISH, Indianapolis, Ind. 11/18/14

NRA Feed - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
A man entered Cash America Pawn in Indianapolis, Ind. pulled a hood over his head, drew a gun, and attempted to rob the store. A customer responded by drawing a gun and shooting the criminal, killing him. Following an investigation, police revealed that the deceased robber was a suspect in other robberies.
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Gun-control groups pressure New Jersey to enforce unusual gun law

NRA Feed - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
Gun-control groups in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. are urging a New Jersey court to make the state enforce an unusual law, one that could ultimately ban sales in the state of all handguns that don’t embrace some sort of smart technology.
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California: Sunnyvale gun law up in the air in federal appeals court

NRA Feed - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
Reviewing another round in the gun rights battle, a federal appeals court offered few clues Monday on whether it will uphold a Sunnyvale law banning possession of large capacity ammunition magazines.
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21 states want a court to overturn Maryland’s semi-auto ban

NRA Feed - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
The law, signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley in May 2013, is among the nation’s strictest gun-control measures, banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition and most semi-automatic rifles, while also mandating fingerprinting and training for some new gun buyers. Violation of the law carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison, a $5,000 fine or both.
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Oregon lawmakers work to restrict private transfers

NRA Feed - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
Democrats in the Oregon Legislature say the outlook to expand background checks on gun purchases is better in 2015 than it has been in years, thanks to Senate seats they picked up in the Nov. 4 election and passage of an initiative with similar provisions in Washington.
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Can California ban gun stores from advertising handguns on their signs?

NRA Feed - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:00
I blogged last week about Tracy Rifle & Pistol LLC. v. Harris (E.D. Cal.), a case in which I’ve been hired to consult, and which the California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, The Calguns Foundation, and Second Amendment Foundation are supporting. The case is a First Amendment challenge to Cal. Civil Code § 26820 (which was first enacted 1923, but is still being enforced today):
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Illinois: Lake County concealed carry informational session

NRA Feed - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Concealed Carry informational session on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the College of Lake County, Grayslake Campus, Building C, Auditorium located at 19351 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, Illinois 60030 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Texas: Right-to-Carry bills filed for legislative session

NRA Feed - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
It's among the most controversial bills prefiled in the upcoming state legislative session, the possibility of allowing open carry of sidearms. Governor-elect Greg Abbott has already gone on record that he would sign such a bill if and when it makes it through the state house and senate.
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Florida poised to let hunters use suppressors

NRA Feed - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:00
When the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission meets Thursday in Key Largo, the state's rule-makers for hunters and anglers are expected to lift a 57-year-old ban on silencers, noise-suppressing devices that can be attached to the barrel of a rifle or pistol to muffle the "bang."
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