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Fed Court: DC ‘Proper Reason’ Gun Law Is Unconstitutional

NBC NEWS.COM July 25, 2017 – A federal appeals court has blocked a District of Columbia law that makes it difficult for gun owners to get concealed carry permits. A divided three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday that the law requiring people to show “good reason to fear injury” or another “proper reason” to carry a weapon infringes on residents’ Second…

DC – Courts- Appeals court blocks D.C. law restricting gun rights

REUTERS.COM July 25, 2017 – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday blocked a gun regulation in Washington, D.C., that limited the right to carry a handgun in public to those with a special need for self-defense, handing a victory to gun rights advocates. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s 2-1 ruling struck down the local government’s third major attempt in 40 years to limit…

FL – Courts – Florida taxpayers are on the hook for $1.1M settlement with Brady Campaign and gun control lawyers

THE BLAZE.COM July 24, 2017 – In 2011, the Florida Legislature passed the Firearm Owners Privacy Act, which encouraged doctors to refrain from asking patients about guns in their homes. In a 10-1 decision, the full 11th Circuit in February this year sided with the doctors and overturned the law.  Lawyers from Ropes & Gray represented the doctors as part of a Brady Campaign effort. The law firm has decided to give $100,000 of…

AZ – Courts – Can The Government Unmask Gun Owners?

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) July 17, 2017 – In a case that could kick out the trusses of online freedom, Judge Diane J. Humetewa of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona ruled in June that the DOJ can force a private company—say, Facebook, Yelp or a local media company—to give up your identity simply because you expressed an opinion online. This ruling occurred after the DOJ obtained a grand…

CO – Gun Show – Man injured in accidental shooting at Denver gun show

FOX 31, NEWS.COM July 16, 2017 – A shooting at the Denver Mart’s Tanner Gun Show sent one man to the hospital and left another in handcuffs, according to FOX31. A vendor was setting up their space when a gun accidentally discharged and the bullet hit another employee, investigators told FOX31. The employee who was shot is expected to be okay. The accidental shooting happened around noon Saturday. Witnesses said…

10 Weapons That Never Made It

POPULAR MECHANICS.COM From the Archives – Making a list of failed weapons systems, the temptation is to trot out the infamous ice-and-sawdust ship, the giant tricycle tank, or some other ridiculous doohickey. But the world of military programs is not neatly divided between the sublime and the stupid. There are a lot in-between cases.   

Shoot Now, Pay Later? You Must Be Nuts!

As told to Jeff Fletcher

Have a mortgage? Car payments? Utility bills? Credit cards? Welcome to everybody American. We’re all duty bound to sit down usually once a month and write checks to somebody, somewhere, somehow.

At one time in my too-many-other-things-going-on-in-my-life mind I’d either forget to pay the piper whose product I was smoking – legal product, of course – or I’d just give up the wanting and, instead, concentrate…

NV – Courts – Retrial begins for four Bundy supporters from 2014 armed standoff

FOX NEWS July 10, 2017 – Jury selection began Monday for a retrial of four men accused of conspiring against the government when they joined an armed protest with Cliven Bundy on his Nevada ranch in 2014. Eric Parker, Scott Drexler, Steven Stewart and Ricky Lovelien were present during a tense confrontation in Bunkerville between Bureau of Land Management agents who were trying to seize cattle from Bundy. The…

MA – Courts – States say Remington rifle settlement doesn’t go far enough, want it overturned

CNBC.COM July 9, 2017 – Attorneys general from several states and the District of Columbia are asking a federal appeals court to overturn a landmark class action settlement involving millions of allegedly defective Remington rifles, because they say the agreement does not go far enough. Remington has argued in court that the settlement is fair. Plaintiffs’ attorneys, who stand to collect $12.5 million in fees under the agreement, said…

Nat’l – Courts – Politico: Pressure Mounting On SCOTUS To Decide Last Question On Concealed Carry Rights

TOWNHALL.COM July 7, 2017 – Last week, Cortney wrote about Justice Clarence Thomas becoming irritated that the Supreme Court passed on yet another gun rights case that dealt with one of the last fronts in the Second Amendment fight: “shall issue” vs. “may issue” and the question of whether it is a constitutional right to carry handguns in public. We haven’t answered that question yet.   

If Congress kills class actions, the consequences could be deadly

THE HILL.COM July 6, 2017 – There’s no question that Americans disagree about guns. We disagree on when and where guns should be carried, who should own guns, whether being armed makes a tense situation better or worse, and how to prevent gun violence. But, hopefully, we can all agree that guns shouldn’t have dangerous unintended defects — they shouldn’t fire when dropped or fire when the safety is…

CA – Courts – A Federal Judge Upholds Second Amendment Rights — But The Case Is Heading For The Ninth Circuit

—FORBES.COM July 7, 2017 – In the seemingly endless parade of measures that infringe upon our rights under the Second Amendment, a recent one in California stands out as especially brazen. Following the passage of Proposition 63 last November, gun owners in the state who own magazines holding more than ten rounds were required to surrender them to state authorities by July 1. Fortunately, on June 29, Judge Roger…

Nat’l – Gun News – Among gun owners, NRA members have a unique set of views and experiences

PEW RESEARCH.ORG July 5, 2017 – Three-in-ten U.S. adults say they currently own a gun, and of that group, 19% say they belong to the National Rifle Association. While the demographic profile of NRA members is similar to that of other gun owners, their political views, the way they use their firearms and their attitudes about gun policy differ significantly from gun owners who are not members of the organization….

Nat’l – AT ISSUE – House GOP tucks pro-gun measure inside energy appropriations bill

THINK PROGRESS.ORG July 5, 2017 – Deep in an energy and water appropriations bill is a provision that would lift a prohibition of guns on federal property controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For years, the powerful gun lobby has been aggressively pushing to allow gun-carrying in buildings and areas owned or operated by local, state, and federal governments. At the federal level, gun advocates succeeded in getting the National…

Judge blocks California’s high-capacity magazine ban (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS June 29, 2017 – SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  A federal judge is blocking a California law set to go into effect Saturday that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines. San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said in ruling Thursday that the law banning possession of magazines containing more than 10 bullets would have made criminals of thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens who now…

LA – Courts – Federal judge rules against Remington in misfire case

LOUISIANA RECORD.COM June 29, 2017 – NEW ORLEANS — A woman who was injured in 2013 when her father’s Remington rifle misfired won $500,000  in a recent ruling by Judge Ivan Lemelle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. A rifle expert says, however, that a dirty trigger was likely the cause of the accident. Precious Seguin was hunting with her father James Seguin Jr. in October…

Yamaha Launches 2017 National Hunting and Fishing Day Sweepstakes

Kennesaw, Ga. (June 28, 2017) – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, the Proven Off-Road leader in powersports and supporting outdoorsmen and women, is celebrating 10 years of teaming up with National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day). This year’s partnership features an all-new, built in the USA Kodiak 450 ATV sweepstakes at http://YamahaSweepstakes.com/NHFday.

For a decade, Yamaha has sponsored NHF Day, working to raise funds and awareness for their mission….

Would banning most civilian firearms make campuses safer?

SACRAMENTO BEE.COM  June 27, 2017 – With the national debate about guns on school campuses intensifying, California this year could strengthen its already tough gun control laws under a proposed bill that would ban most civilians from possessing firearms in school zones. At present, school superintendents have broad authority to allow firearms on campuses. Assembly Bill 424 from Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, removes that discretion. (Peace officers and participants in sanctioned shooting…

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