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How Alito's concurrence smashes gun control :: 06/27/2022

The Bruen decision is an interesting, one. Not only does Justice Clarence Thomas lay down the law–literally, in this case–on the Second Amendment, but there are a couple of concurring opinions. Cam talked about the Kavanaugh concurrence last week.

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Justifiable Homicides up in Philadelphia, CCW Up 23.5% in PA :: 06/27/2022

Philadelphia calls itself the “City of Brotherly Love,” but homicides hit a record last year, according to NPR, which said the city is “maintaining that pace so far this year.”

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One Unconstitutional Law Implicates Many Gun Control Regulations :: 06/27/2022

Laws can be interpreted many ways. We seek guidance from the court to know what is legal and what is not. The US Supreme Court has largely ignored the right to bear arms compared to the number of decisions the court has rendered in other areas. We don’t have enough decisions to draw a clear map of where our rights begin and end. The court recently issued an opinion on the right to bear arms in public. This case redefined the legal landscape and gave us a few rules to go by. Let’s look at the unanswered questions to see if we may draw further conclusions.

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SCOTUS holds on to gun, magazine ban cases pending in conference :: 06/27/2022

I was hoping that after last Thursday’s historic decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen the Supreme Court might choose to put an exclamation point on its opinion by granting cert to at least one of the four Second Amendment-related cases that have been pending in conference, but instead the justices are keeping those cases in conference for at least another week.

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Anti-gunners react to Bruen decision :: 06/26/2022

Thursday’s Bruen decision sent ripples throughout the world of gun politics. While the Senate voted on their gun control bill, all eyes were focused on the Supreme Court instead.

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One Unconstitutional Law Implicates Many Gun-Control Regulations :: 06/26/2022

Laws can be interpreted many ways. We seek guidance from the court to know what is legal and what is not. The US Supreme Court has largely ignored the right to bear arms compared to the number of decisions the court has rendered in other areas. We don’t have enough decisions to draw a clear map of where our rights begin and end. The court recently issued an opinion on the right to bear arms in public. This case redefined the legal landscape and gave us a few rules to go by. Let’s look at the unanswered questions to see if we may draw further conclusions.

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Supreme Court Second Amendment Decision a Win for Knife Owners :: 06/26/2022

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Knife Rights is celebrating Thursday’s opinion by the Supreme Court of the United States affirming that the right to bear arms, which includes knives, exists outside the home. Moreover, that the states cannot unreasonably restrict this right to the point of effectively denying it to the majority of law-abiding persons.

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6 Takeaways From The Supreme Court Decision Protecting Americans’ Right To Self-Defense :: 06/25/2022

Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen that “may issue” gun licensing that allows state officials to deny law-abiding citizens a right to possess a gun for self-defense violate the Second Amendment.

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Bruen deep dive: Does Kavanaugh's concurrence keep hope alive for gun control activists? :: 06/25/2022

Not really, but when faced with the existential threat posed by the Bruen decision to its fundamental premise, I can understand why the gun control lobby is looking for any shred of hope that their gun ban plans haven’t been entirely undone by the Supreme Court.

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GOP Sells Out USA, Gun Control Bill Passes, Next Stop President Biden :: 06/25/2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. -(Ammoland.com)- The United States House of Representatives has passed the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act” (S.2938).

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Prohibitionists Resort to Rants, Libel, and Lies over Supreme Court Gun Ruling :: 06/25/2022

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “NY Gov. Hochul Loses Her Mind Over SCOTUS Ruling Striking Down Conceal Carry Law,” Mary Chastain of Legal Insurrection notes following Thursday’s 6-3 decision in favor of carrying handguns outside the home in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. “Your tears are delicious, Hochul.”

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Bruen attorneys leave law firm after being told to ditch 2A clients :: 06/24/2022

Yesterday should have been a triumphant day for Paul Clement and Erin Murphy. The pair won a landmark victory at the Supreme Court when justices ruled 6-3 in favor of their clients in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, striking down the state’s unconstitutional “may issue” carry laws. But yesterday the pair also learned that the other partners at Kirkland and Ellis, the law firm where both work, apparently weren’t too happy about the win and told the two attorneys they had a choice to make: ditch their Second Amendment-related clients or leave the firm.

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Mother Jones laments structure of red flag agreement :: 06/24/2022

The Senate gun bill isn’t what most people want. Gun rights advocates wanted none of what they’re getting, really, while gun control supporters wanted things like a national red flag law. No one is getting any of that.

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NYC media illustrates its anti-gun bias after Bruen decision :: 06/24/2022

The idea that the media in New York City is anti-gun is hardly surprising. The media has a whole tends to have an anti-Second Amendment bias, and in a major metropolitan area like the Big Apple, that’s only going to be more pronounced.

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SCOTUS decision on right to carry is a huge win for gun owners :: 06/24/2022

You don’t have to take my word for it either, although I’d certainly encourage you to check out today’s Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co in the video window to get my take on why this is such an important decision. Just look at the utter meltdown happening on the Left after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that New York’s “may issue” laws violate the Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights of Americans.

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Opposing Gun Control Is Not A Danger To Democracy :: 06/23/2022

United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Lately, there has been a push to make passing gun control an essential element of “defending” democracy. The notion that opponents of gun control are a danger to democracy is something that Second Amendment supporters need to take down – without any mercy whatsoever.

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Red Flag Orders Enable Political Abuse :: 06/23/2022

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- So-called “Red Flag” orders, or Emergency Risk Protection Orders, are designed to empower the government to confiscate Americans’ firearms without due process of law. Aside from allowing run-of-the-mill malicious actors to indulge personal grudges against law-abiding gun owners, in the current politically-charged environment these laws enable the government to target those with First Amendment-protected political views the government disfavors.

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The Supreme Court Strikes a Historic Blow for Second Amendment Rights :: 06/23/2022

Today’s Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen is not only the most important Second Amendment ruling since D.C. v. Heller, it is potentially the most important Second Amendment ruling in American history.

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Victory: Supreme Court strikes down New York's "may issue" carry laws :: 06/23/2022

In the biggest Second Amendment decision in more than a decade, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 (that New York’s arbitrary and subjective “may issue” concealed carry laws requiring applicants to demonstrate a “justifiable need” to carry a firearm in self-defense before they’re granted a permit to carry violate both the Fourteenth and Second Amendment rights of state residents.

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Author Stephen Hunter makes valid point about guns :: 06/22/2022

Author Stephen Hunter is best known for his Bob Lee Swagger books. He was also a film critic for the Washington Post until he retired in 2008.

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