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VA – GUN RIGHTS – King George crowd cheers supervisors’ support of gun rights

AFTER VIRGINIA’S KING GEORGE COUNTY BOARDROOM REACHED CAPACITY AT 160 PEOPLE, HUNDREDS OF OTHERS WAITED OUTSIDE TUESDAY NIGHT TO EXPRESS THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE RURAL COUNTY BECOMING A SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY. MOST OF THOSE IN THE AUDIENCE—AND THE PARKING LOT—WORE BRIGHT ORANGE STICKERS PROCLAIMING THAT “GUNS SAVE LIVES.” SOME ALSO SPORTED CAMOUFLAGE HATS AND COATS, ACCESSORIES DEFINITELY NEEDED OUTSIDE AS TEMPERATURES DIPPED INTO THE 30S. RESIDENTS LINGERED IN THE COLD FOR 2 1/2 HOURS UNTIL THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS UNANIMOUSLY PASSED THE RESOLUTION, WHICH STATED THAT OFFICIALS WOULD REFUSE TO ENFORCE ANY UNCONSTITUTIONAL GUN LAWS.

DC – COURTS – NYC official admits gun restriction would not have improved public safety in SCOTUS case

A New York City attorney conceded this week that a proposed law regulating where residents could carry a gun would not have improved public safety. “The rule could be repealed without a negative impact on public safety,” city attorney Richard Dearing told the Supreme Court justices during oral arguments for the first gun-related case the high court has heard in years. The law in question is a now-scrapped rule that would have required city residents to…

DC – GUN RIGHTS – First SCOTUS Guns Case in a Decade Could Help Expand Gun Rights(VIDEO)

NEW YORK STATE RIFLE & PISTOL ASSOCIATION V. CITY OF NEW YORK, THE BIGGEST GUNS CASE TO REACH THE SUPREME COURT IN MORE THAN A DECADE, BEGAN WITH A TINY DISPUTE. YET THE SUPREME COURT HAS SO FAR REFUSED TO DISMISS THE CASE AS MOOT. AND IF THE PLAINTIFFS HAVE THEIR WAY, THE COURT WILL WIND UP DECIDING A MUCH BIGGER QUESTION THAN THE ONE IT ORIGINALLY AGREED TO HEAR.

DC – GUN RIGHTS – 1st Supreme Court Gun-Rights Battle In 10 Years May Transform Legal Landscape

Retired NYC bus driver Efrain Alvarez is one of the three individuals joining the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association to challenge this law. “If a bad apple grabs a gun and he does something stupid, it kind of falls on me because I’m part of what’s going on,” said Alvarez in an interview with Reuters. In that same interview, he said he admires the NRA but sometimes…

Bronx Man, Battling Own Legal Woes, Brings Gun Rights Case to U.S. Supreme Court

JSONLINE.COM November 27, 2019 – Two weeks before Efrain Alvarez and his attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their challenge to a New York City regulation that limited where licensed handgun owners could transport their weapons, police officers showed up at his Bronx apartment and took away all his firearms.

The officers walked past the bullet-making equipment in…

‘Important for Democrats to demonstrate that they’re not against gun ownership’: 2020 candidates face fraught balancing act

WASHINGTON EXAMINER.CO  November 26, 2019 – California Sen. Kamala Harris says she owns a gun “for personal safety.”

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks up his experiences carrying assault-style weapons while a Navy Reserve officer deployed in Afghanistan.

And former Vice President Joe Biden boasts of owning two shotguns, a .12 and .20 gauge.

Less than three months out from the early nominating…

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Guns and mootness at center of Supreme Court’s next big battle

EACH SESSION OF ORAL ARGUMENTS AT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT THIS TERM HAS AT LEAST ONE POTENTIAL BLOCKBUSTER CASE, AND FOR DECEMBER IT IS NEW YORK STATE RIFLE AND PISTOL ASSOCIATION V. CITY OF NEW YORK, WHICH WILL BE ARGUED DEC. 2. IT IS A POTENTIALLY ENORMOUSLY IMPORTANT CASE ABOUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT. BUT THE LAW BEING CHALLENGED IN THIS LITIGATION HAS BEEN REPEALED, AND A MAJOR ISSUE IS WHETHER THE CASE SHOULD BE DISMISSED AS MOOT .FROM 1791 UNTIL 2008, NOT ONE LAW WAS STRUCK DOWN BY THE SUPREME COURT AS VIOLATING THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

CA – GUN RIGHTS – Now gun-rights case centers on 1st Amendment

A LAWSUIT BY THE SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION ACCUSES THE DEL MAR FAIRGROUNDS BOARD IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OF VIOLATING THE FIRST AMENDMENT. THE BOARD IS PLACING “OVERLY BURDENSOME REQUIREMENTS” ON THOSE WHO WANT TO HOLD GUN SHOWS AT THE SITE, THE COMPLAINT CONTENDS, ARGUING IT AMOUNTS TO AN UNREASONABLE RESTRICTION ON SPEECH.

VA – GUN RIGHTS – Virginia Sheriff Will Not Enforce Unconstitutional Gun Laws

Amelia County, Virginia, Sheriff Ricky L. Walker is making clear he will not enforce unconstitutional gun laws even if ordered to by a judge. The focus on unconstitutional gun laws comes as Democrats prepare to take over the Virginia legislature and Gov. Ralph Northam (D) readies a war on guns. The Washington Post quoted Sheriff Walker speaking to Amelia County residents, saying, “My oath of office is to uphold the Constitution of the…

VA – GUN RIGHTS – In Virginia, and elsewhere, gun supporters prepare to defy new laws

Families, church groups, hunt clubs and neighbors began arriving two hours early, with hundreds spilling out of the little courthouse and down the hill to the street in the chilly night air. They were here to demand that the Board of Supervisors declare Amelia County a “Second Amendment sanctuary” where officials will refuse to enforce any new restrictions on gun ownership. A resistance movement is boiling up in Virginia,…

ID – GUN RIGHTS – The Fight To Bear Arms

The national war over gun control remains at a standstill. But in the small Idaho town of Sandpoint, Second Amendment activists are fortifying the rights they say are constitutionally theirs — no matter the cost. Getting to Sandpoint — a small vacation town just an hour south of the Canadian border, in the Idaho panhandle — means taking the “Long Bridge” over Lake Pend Oreille, a sprawling body of water…

The Unregulated World of Untraceable Ghost Guns (VIDEO)

SPECTRUM NEWS ONE.COM November 21, 2019 –  Law enforcement calls them ‘ghost guns,’ but gun store owners call them ’80 percenters’ – meaning an unfinished firearm, that’s about 80 percent of the way there. And because it’s not technically a gun, you can have one delivered straight to your home – without a trace.

“They’re kind…

FL – GUN RIGHTS – NRA pushes forward with suit challenging age to purchase guns in Florida (VIDEO)

THE NRA IS MOVING FORWARD WITH A CHALLENGE TO THE STATE LAW BANNING THE SALE OF RIFLES TO ANYONE UNDER 21. IT WAS ENACTED AS A RESPONSE TO THE DEATHS OF 17 PEOPLE AT MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLASS HIGH SCHOOL IN 2018. ON THE DAY RICK SCOTT SIGNED SAFE SCHOOL LEGISLATION THAT ALSO BANNED ANYONE UNDER 21 FROM BUYING A GUN, THE NRA FILED SUIT. ITS PLAINTIFFS WERE IDENTIFIED AS JOHN AND JANE DOE.

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – America’s Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement Is Alive and Well

COUNTIES IN WISCONSIN, FLORIDA, VIRGINIA, ARIZONA, AND TEXAS BECAME PART OF A GROWING "SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY" MOVEMENT THIS MONTH. THE PHRASE "SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY" IS AN UMBRELLA TERM USED TO DESCRIBE A JURISDICTION THAT PASSES A RESOLUTION DECLARING THAT RESTRICTIVE GUN CONTROL LAWS ANOTHER LEGISLATIVE BODY PASSES ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND WILL NOT BE ENFORCED THERE.

FL – GUN RIGHTS – NRA Renews Fight Over Florida’s Age Restriction For Purchasing Guns

AFTER DROPPING AN ATTEMPT TO KEEP SECRET THE IDENTITIES OF TWO PLAINTIFFS, THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION HAS RELAUNCHED A FEDERAL COURT CHALLENGE TO A FLORIDA LAW THAT RAISED THE AGE TO PURCHASE RIFLES AND OTHER LONG GUNS.

CO – GUN RIGHTS – The Gun Fight: Open Carry

Colorado is one of 31 states that allow open carry. Without a permit in the Centennial state, gun owners can display their firearms on their hip or over their shoulders as long as their adhering to rules placed at businesses. However, there is an increasing trend in the United States of brick and mortar stores banning them on their property. However, mom and pop shops aren’t the only stores…

CO – GUN RIGHTS – Creative Colorado Gun Owners Thumb Their Noses At ‘High Capacity Mag Ban’

New information from Colorado reinforces the truism that one can never overestimate the inventiveness of the human mind or the perfidious and oppressive tendencies of the state. According to Noah Shepardson, of Reason, Colorado gun owners and retailers are raising the proverbial middle finger at the state’s onerous and unconstitutional 2013 “large capacity magazine ban.”  In 2013, the Colorado legislature passed House…

VA – GUN RIGHTS – Amherst County residents come out in droves to lobby for ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ status

A few hundred people swarmed Amherst County’s government headquarters Tuesday to blitz county officials with their passionate support of a measure to make the county a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” county, a hot topic among some Virginia counties following the Nov. 5 election. The declaration is largely symbolic as county leaders strive to ensure “the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms for the purpose of lawful self-defense,…

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