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NRA Challenges ATF Brace Rule :: 02/09/2023
Fairfax, Va. - The National Rifle Association announced today the filing of an NRA-backed and supported lawsuit challenging the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' (ATF) unlawful rule on stabilizing braces.
District Judge Finds Gun Ban for Marijuana Users Unconstitutional :: 02/05/2023
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Patrick R. Wyrick dismissed an indictment against Jared Michael Harrison, holding that the statute relied upon to ban gun ownership by marijuana users is “unconstitutionally vague, in violation of the Due Process Clause, and unconstitutionally infringes upon his fundamental right to possess a firearm, in violation of the Second Amendment.”
Fifth Circuit Strikes Requirement that Subjects of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Forfeit Guns :: 02/04/2023
On Thursday a three judge panel from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a decision striking the requirement that subjects of domestic violence restraining orders give up their guns.
Illinois loses appeal on gun ruling :: 02/01/2023
The state of Illinois passed its assault weapon ban and we all know it would happen. The only shocking thing there was that the state didn’t already have such a law on the books previously. It’s not like they’re known for being pro-gun or anything, after all.
What Supreme Court’s Order To NY Sate In Antonyuk vs Nigrelli Really Means :: 01/23/2023
New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Arbalest Quarrel anticipated the U.S. Supreme would respond quickly to the New York State concealed handgun carry license holders’ Application for Relief from the Second Circuit’s lifting of the Stay on the Plaintiffs’ Preliminary Injunction (“PI”).
Democrat AGs file defense of New York's concealed carry restrictions :: 01/21/2023
Unlike Las Vegas, what happens in Albany doesn’t stay at the state capitol, especially when it comes to gun control legislation. Any restriction on the right to keep and bear arms approved in New York (and California, for that matter) is likely to be exported to other blue states, and a group of 15 Democratic Attorneys General are now helping to defend New York’s latest infringements in federal court in the hopes of putting or keeping similar laws in place on their home turf.
State Judge Blocks Illinois 'Assault Weapons' Ban :: 01/21/2023
A state judge has found Illinois’ new ban on AR-15s and similar firearms violates residents’ constitutional rights.
Florida State Supreme Court says local officials can be sanctioned for approving gun control laws :: 01/20/2023
It doesn’t get nearly as much attention as “assault weapons” bans or “gun-free” zones, but the gun control lobby’s push to overturn the firearms preemption laws in place in most states is a serious issue. These laws provide for a uniform standard of gun laws across the state, which is not only beneficial for gun owners in their daily routine (imagine having to learn every municipal ordinance in every town you might drive through living in a sprawling metroplex), but helpful in limiting the number of bad laws that have to be challenged in court. A firearms preemption law is no guarantee that there’ll be a good uniform standard, only that localities can’t impose their own ordinances governing the keeping and bearing of arms.
Federal lawsuit filed over the dumbest 'gun-free zone' in Connecticut :: 01/19/2023
Actually, I guess it’s more accurate to call it the dumbest “sensitive place” in Connecticut because guns aren’t actually banned there, even though lawful concealed carry is prohibited.
SCOTUS turns away second challenge to NY gun laws :: 01/18/2023
Which, it has to be said, wasn’t unexpected. It would have actually been highly unusual for the Supreme Court to accept a challenge to New York’s new laws so soon after it signaled that it wants lower courts to follow its guidance in the Bruen decision rather than becoming, in essence, the court of first resort for any Second Amendment challenges.
SAF Files Federal Lawsuit Against Illioins Gun Ban :: 01/17/2023
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit challenging the recently-signed Illinois gun ban legislation, alleging it to be unconstitutional and asserting the state has criminalized “a common and important means of self-defense.” The case is known as Harrel v. Raoul.
3rd Circuit Considers Whether Nonviolent Crimes Justify the Loss of Gun Rights? :: 01/11/2023
-(AmmoLand.com)- Back in 1995, Bryan Range pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining $2,458 in food stamps by misrepresenting his income. He returned the money, paid a $100 fine and $288 in court costs, and served three years of probation.
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Bump Stock Ban :: 01/10/2023
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans striking down a Trump administration rule banning “bump stocks” in a 13-3 decision could have national implications but could also be misinterpreted by some gun rights activists.
New Jersey Judge Halts State’s New Gun-control Law, Dismantles State’s Arguments Supporting It :: 01/10/2023
In her issuing of a temporary restraining order (TRO) against implementation of New Jersey’s attempt to nullify the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bruen, George W. Bush appointee U.S. District Court Judge Renee Marie Bumb took the defendants to the cleaners:
Fifth Circuit blocks ATF ban on bump stocks :: 01/08/2023
The odds of the Supreme Court weighing in on the Trump administration’s move to ban bump stocks have improved after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday declared that the ban was unlawfully put in place back in 2018. The decision means there’s now a split among the various appellate courts, and that in turn makes it more likely that SCOTUS will take up one or more of the challenges that have been slowly making their way through the court system.
Franklin Armory and FRAC Sue the ATF for APA Violations :: 01/05/2023
BISMARCK, N.D. -(Ammoland.com)- Franklin Armory and the Firearms Regulatory Accountability Coalition, Inc. (FRAC) have filed a lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) over what the plaintiffs allege are wrongful classification of firearms and regulatory delays.
Judge Claims “Lack of Standing” in Second Amendment Public Transportation Case :: 01/05/2023
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On June 30, 2022, four plaintiffs filed suit against the District of Columbia, claiming their right to bear arms, protected by the Second Amendment, is being violated by the District of Columbia’s ban on the carry of concealed weapons on public transportation in the district. The case cites the previous cases of Heller, McDonald, Caetano, Wrenn, and Palmer. The crux of the argument presented from the complaint is this:
Federal Lawsuit Backed by SAF Challenges NY Semi-Auto Ban :: 12/31/2022
A federal lawsuit challenging the New York State semi-auto ban in a case known as was filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, with support from the Second Amendment Foundation and Firearms Policy Coalition.
Federal Judge Rules New York Church Gun Ban Unconstitutional Yet Again :: 12/30/2022
A federal judge has once more found the state’s ban on carrying a gun in church, even by those with permits, violates New Yorkers’ rights.
Justice Sotomayor Gives New York One Week to Respond to GOA's Petition :: 12/28/2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. -(Ammoland.com)- Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor has given New York State until next Tuesday to respond to Gun Owners of America’s (GOA) emergency petition to SCOTUS to vacate the stay on a District Court’s preliminary injunction against the Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA).
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