Delaware: House Committee Passes Handgun Licensing Bill :: 05/20/2023
Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee voted 5-4 to pass Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 2, to impose a Maryland-style “handgun qualified purchase card” and a handgun transfer registry. It could receive a House floor vote before the General Assembly adjourns on June 30th. Please contact your state representative and ask them to OPPOSE SS 1 for SB 2.
Lawsuits Roll in as Maryland Passes Sweeping Gun-Carry Restrictions :: 05/19/2023
Major gun-rights groups are jumping into court to challenge Maryland’s latest gun-control law.
Gov. Joe Lombardo Vetoes Nevada Democrats' Gun Control Bills :: 05/18/2023
Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo (R) vetoed a trio of Democrat-sponsored gun control bills Tuesday, just ahead of a press conference in which Democrats were allegedly planning to try to pressure him into signing the measures.
Supreme Court Decides Against Early Intervention in Illinois AR-15 Ban Case :: 05/17/2023
The Supreme Court declined to issue an emergency injunction request against an Illinois city’s “assault weapons” ban on Wednesday.
Federal Judge Blocks Most New Jersey 'Gun-Free Zones,' Upholds Permitting Requirements :: 05/16/2023
Many of the carry restrictions New Jersey passed in response to last year’s landmark gun-rights ruling by the Supreme Court are unconstitutional.
Bruen decision thwarting gun control efforts :: 05/13/2023
When the Supreme Court handed down the Bruen decision, a whole lot changed. It wasn’t just about the nation becoming “shall issue” with regard to gun permits–which was the best I realistically expected–but the entire landscape of gun control shifted.
"Saint Benitez" delivers another win to gun owners (and legal smackdown to California AG) :: 05/13/2023
U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, affectionately known as “Saint Benitez” among Second Amendment activists for his string of decisions striking down California gun control laws (decisions that have, unfortunately, largely been stymied by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges), has unleashed his latest opinion on California Attorney General Rob Bonta in two cases that deal with a weaselly attempt by Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers to make it financially risky to challenge the state’s gun laws in court.
Federal judge in Virginia says ban on handgun sales to under-21s is unconstitutional :: 05/12/2023
Second Amendment advocates scored a major victory in federal court on Thursday after a federal judge in Virginia found that the federal prohibition on handgun sales to adults younger than 21 violates their Second Amendment rights.
SCOTUS To Hear Case That Could Curb ATF Overreach :: 05/11/2023
How is the National Marine Fisheries Service seeking to charge herring fishing vessels as much as $700 a day to monitor what they catch even vaguely related to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) redefining braced pistols as short-barreled rifles (SBRs)? That’s what the U.S. Supreme Court is set to determine. Last week, the high court announced it would hear the case Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, which revolves around the excessive powers usurped by various federal agencies over the past few decades. Representatives from the fishing industry say that even though a law passed by Congress allows for the monitors on herring boats, the agency is making up its own rules by forcing the owners of the boats pay for that monitoring.
Human Rights Group Sues Philadelphia to End Unconstitutional Knife Ban :: 05/10/2023
Knife Rights has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the City of Philadelphia’s ban on the “use or possess(ion of) any cutting weapon upon the public streets or upon any public property at any time,” as well as within 100 ft. of any school. Joining Knife Rights in the case are Knife Rights members Keith Fetsurka and Scott Mele. They are represented by attorneys John W. Dillon at the Dillon Law Group and William Sack.
Los Angeles D.A. slapped with wrongful death suit by family of slain cop :: 05/08/2023
The family of an El Monte, California police officer killed in the line of duty has filed a wrongful death suit against Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon, the L.A. County Probation Office, as well as the motel in El Monte where Officer Joseph Santana was murdered by a violent felon with a lengthy criminal record.
PA's Insane Ammunition Registration Database, Wants All Your Ammo to Have Separate Serial Numbers :: 05/08/2023
Proposed Pennsylvania House Bill 586, introduced on March 20, 2023, proposes significant changes to ammunition regulations that would impact law-abiding gun owners in the state. The bill, which was introduced by 12 state Democrats, including prime sponsor Representative Stephen Kinsey, seeks to give the Commissioner of Pennsylvania State Police and the Secretary of Revenue the power to enforce the new rules and collect a tax on ammunition to fund the changes.
Florida's DeSantis Signs Law Banning Banks From Dropping Gun Businesses :: 05/05/2023
Florida banks can’t deny services to gun owners or companies under a new law signed by Governor Ron DeSantis (R.) this week.
SAF seeks Preliminary Injunction In Washington Gun Ban Lawsuit :: 05/04/2023
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against the State of Washington, asking the court to prevent the state from enforcing provisions of House Bill 1240, which bans the manufacture, sale, purchase and transfer of so-called “assault weapons.”
Gun Rights Coalition Files Lawsuit Against CA's 10-Day Waiting Period :: 05/03/2023
A coalition of gun rights groups filed a lawsuit against California’s 10-day waiting period for gun purchases Tuesday, claiming the state-imposed delay “isn’t analogous to any constitutionally relevant history” and therefore cannot survive the Bruen (2022) test.
Emergency Application Filed Asking SCOTUS for Injunction Against 'Assault Weapons' Bans :: 05/02/2023
An emergency application filed with Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett asked the court to intervene and issue an injunction against two separate “assault weapons” bans in Illinois pending appellate review.
Colorado Governor Signs Four Gun-Control Bills, Draws Immediate Lawsuits :: 05/01/2023
Lawmakers in the Centennial State have officially added to their decade-long gun-control push with a fresh crop of new restrictions. Gun-rights advocates in the state aren’t taking it lying down.
Federal Judge Blocks Illinois Assault Weapons Ban :: 04/30/2023
An Illinois District Court Judge in East St. Louis blocked the state’s new “assault weapons” ban. The decision came after Illinois successfully petitioned the court to combine four different lawsuits challenging the new law into a single case. The state claimed since the cases were all arguing against the ban, it would save the state money in litigation fees.
Delaware: Federal District Judge Finds Unusual Way to Ban Semi-Auto Guns & Magazines :: 04/28/2023
On March 27, 2023, Judge Richard G. Andrews of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware issued an opinion that denied the request for a preliminary injunction to stop enforcement of the State of Delaware’s unconstitutional ban on some semi-automatic rifles and standard capacity magazines.
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against The ATF’s Bump Stock Ruling :: 04/26/2023
A three-judge panel for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) bump stock rule in Hardin v. ATF.
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