Judge Denies Injunction Against the ATF’s Pistol Brace Rule :: 09/18/2023
North Dakota District Judge Daniel L. Hovland sided with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) over the regulation of firearms equipped with pistol-stabilizing devices.
Criminal Complaint Filed in Montana Gun Free School Zone Case :: 09/15/2023
A preliminary appearance has been scheduled for Gabriel Cowan Metcalf on the charge of possessing a firearm in violation of the federal Gun Free School Zone Act in Billings, Montana. The Gun Free School Zone Act is a controversial law that had been found to be unconstitutional in 1994 and then was slightly altered. It has not been considered by the Supreme Court since 1994, long before the Heller, McDonald, and Bruen decisions. The preliminary appearance will be on Monday, 28 August, at 9 AM. The criminal complaint has been posted.
Biden-Appointed Judge Blocks New Mexico Governor's Concealed Carry Ban :: 09/14/2023
U.S. District Judge David Herrera Urias, a Joe Biden appointee, issued a temporary restraining order against New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s (D) concealed carry ban Wednesday afternoon.
New Mexico's Democrat AG Will Not 'Defend' Governor’s Concealed Carry Ban :: 09/13/2023
New Mexico Attorney General Raul Torrez (D) released a letter Tuesday making clear he will not “defend” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s (D) ban on concealed and open carry.
More lawsuits filed, first hearing delayed in challenge to NM governor's carry ban :: 09/12/2023
There’ve been at least six different lawsuits filed in response to New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s order imposing a 30-day ban on open and concealed carry in the city of Albuquerque; the latest coming from the Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, and the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association. In their complaint, the groups maintain that Grisham’s order is “in flagrant violation of Plaintiffs’ right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, a right that has been clearly established by the United States Supreme Court,” and “perversely target[s] the right to carry in the places where self-defense is most necessary.”
Court issues injunction on forced reset triggers case :: 09/06/2023
Forced reset triggers do one thing. As soon as you fire the gun, it forces the trigger to reset so you can follow up with another shot very quickly.
ACLU Tells Supreme Court to Uphold Restraining Order Gun Ban, But Only Narrowly :: 08/24/2023
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is backing a federal law barring those subject to domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns.
Federal Appeals Court Tosses Challenge to New Jersey Gun Industry Liability Law :: 08/23/2023
The gun industry does not have standing to challenge a New Jersey law allowing lawsuits against the gun industry, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
Massachusetts Judge Rules Law Against Carrying Guns Across State Lines Unconstitutional :: 08/22/2023
A person’s right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense does not end at state lines, a Massachusetts trial judge has ruled.
NSSF Files Amicus to Inter-American Court of Human Rights :: 08/21/2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. — NSSF®, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, filed an amicus brief in response to a request for an advisory opinion submitted by Mexico to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR). NSSF argues the Court should decline Mexico’s invitation to issue an advisory position as Mexico is attempting to use the Court to bolster their erroneous $10 billion lawsuit against U.S. manufacturers and undermine the bipartisan Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) passed by Congress in 2005.
Everytown files lawsuit on behalf of shooting witnesses :: 08/18/2023
Lawsuits are often filed not to right wrongs but to punish people who don’t conform in some way. This is typically called “lawfare” and groups like Everytown are big proponents of it. They like to try and sue companies not because the companies did anything actually wrong, but because they’re businesses that are involved in the firearm business.
Ohio appeals court upholds preemption law in blow to anti-gunners :: 08/17/2023
The fight over Ohio’s firearm preemption law is likely headed back to the state Supreme Court after the state’s 10th District Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision to grant an injunction against the law’s enforcement, at least as it applied to several local ordinances passed by the city of Columbus.
Court Finds Gun Ban on Illegal Drug Users is Unconstitutional :: 08/15/2023
On August 9, 2023, a three-judge panel of the United States District Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found the federal ban on the possession of firearms by people who use marijuana to be unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.
Gun Lobby Challenges Unconstitutional Illinois Law Attacking Free Speech :: 08/15/2023
NSSF, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, filed a legal challenge to Illinois’ unconstitutional law that seeks to muzzle firearm manufacturers’ and retailers’ First Amendment right of free commercial speech and to regulate industry members’ commercial conduct in every state of the Union. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Firearm Industry Responsibility Act into law, and NSSF immediately filed its challenge.
BREAKING: IL Supreme Court upholds "assault weapon", magazine ban :: 08/11/2023
The multiple legal challenges to Illinois’ recently enacted ban on so-called assault weapons and “large capacity” magazines are taking place in both federal and state court, and while we’re waiting on a decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the federal challenges, the state Supreme Court in Illinois has now released its own opinion in a case brought by Illinois state Rep. Dan Caulkins. To the surprise of few gun owners, the Democrat-controlled court reversed the lower court decision finding the ban violated the equal protection and special legislation clauses of the state constitution, maintaining instead that the ban that went into effect earlier this year is perfectly acceptable under the state constitution.
Federal judge bars Colorado from enforcing ban on gun sales to under-21s :: 08/09/2023
Well that didn’t take long. On the very same day that a new law took effect in Colorado prohibiting firearm sales to adults under the age of 21, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of the new statute.
SCOTUS Lets Final Rule on Frames And Receivers Stay In Effect :: 08/08/2023
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has ruled by a margin of 5-4 that the stay on the lower court’s decision to vacate the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) rule on the “Definition of ‘Frame or Receiver’ and Identification of Firearms” (FINAL RULE 2021R-05F) will continue.
Philadelphia and Anti-Gun Group Sues Local Gun Shops :: 08/04/2023
PHILADELPHIA, Penn — On the heels of suing JSD Supply and Polymer80, the city of Philadelphia has teamed up with another anti-gun group to sue local gun stores.
Federal Judge Upholds Connecticut 'Assault Weapon,' Magazine Bans :: 08/03/2023
The Second Amendment does not protect AR-15s and ammunition magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.
Fifth Circuit Says Biden Pistol-Brace Ban 'Unlawful' :: 08/02/2023
The ATF broke the law when crafting its rule requiring the destruction or registration of guns with pistol braces.
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