Pennsylvania Supreme Court says its hands are tied on background check delays :: 03/07/2023
Under Pennsylvania law, the state police are supposed to conduct firearms background checks “immediately” after a form has been submitted to them, and the process is to be conducted as “expeditiously” as possible. Some gun owners, however, have complained that the Pennsylvania State Police has intentionally understaffed the department responsible for conducting those background checks, leading to lengthy delays and a deprivation of their Second Amendment rights.
Bill reintroduced to abolish the Tiahrt Amendments :: 03/06/2023
Members of the anti-freedom caucus, or in this case, the Senate Gun Violence Prevention Caucus, have been using the Tiahrt Amendments as a boogeyman since they were enacted years ago. The short story – not to over-simplify – with these amendments is that they keep gun owner’s private information private. Data such as gun trace information is only accessible to law enforcement due to these provisions in the law. Senator Bob Menendez, D-N.J., has pushed for “a renewed legislative effort,” or in other words reintroduced “The Gun Records Restoration and Preservation Act.” The bill, S.598, “A bill to repeal certain impediments to the administration of the firearms laws,” was reintroduced on March 1, 2023.
FEDERAL JUDGE GRANTS PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION IN VANDERSTOK CASE :: 03/04/2023
BELLEVUE, WA – A federal judge in Texas has granted a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s enforcement of the final rule regarding partially manufactured firearm parts and kits in a case known as VanDerStok v. Garland, which challenged the authority of the Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to regulate items that are not firearms, as if they were firearms.
New Mexico Weapons Ban Bill Tabled by Committee :: 03/04/2023
An effort to ban automatic weapons in New Mexico was tabled by a 6-3 bipartisan committee vote this week, meaning it is probably dead for the session.
Constitutional Carry Passes First Vote in Nebraska Legislature :: 03/03/2023
The NRA-ILA reported that constitutional carry legislation passed in the Nebraska legislature by a vote of 36-12-1 on Friday.
KE Arms, Brownells, And Others Sued By Anti-AR-15 Investor - UPDATE :: 03/02/2023
THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM: SUE THEM ALL, LET JUDGES SORT IT OUT
Republican Rep. Introduces Bill to End FBI and ATF 'No Knock Raids' on Gun Owners :: 03/01/2023
Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) introduced legislation Tuesday designed to end the FBI and ATF coordinating with local enforcement to carry out “no knock raids” on gun owners.
West Virginia lawmakers overwhelmingly approve NRA-backed campus carry bill, send to governor for signing :: 02/28/2023
A bill to permit concealed carry on West Virginia college campuses passed the House of Delegates by an 84-13 vote
Federal judge says "assault weapons" not protected by the Second Amendment :: 02/20/2023
A federal judge in Illinois has declined to put a stop to the state of Illinois’ new ban on so-called assault weapons, along with a similar prohibition locally imposed by the city of Naperville, ruling that the firearms in question aren’t protected by the Second Amendment in the first place.
ICYMI Federal Judge Renée Marie Bumb Rules Against NJ, Upholds 2A, Cases Consolidated :: 02/19/2023
U.S.A. – In response to the Bruen decision, a few states have decided to defy the Supreme Court.
Federal Court Strikes Down Ban on 2A Rights Based on Restraining Order :: 02/16/2023
A federal district court in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, Central Division (at Lexington), has held a ban on the exercise of Second Amendment rights for a mere domestic restraining order 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(8 is unconstitutional.
OR Measure 114 Thwarted Again as State Supreme Court Denies Mandamus :: 02/11/2023
The Oregon State Supreme Cpirt has once again disappointed state officials by declining to issue a writ of mandamus to override lower court rulings that are blocking the implementation of gun control Measure 114. iStock-884203732
Exclusive: Gun Owners of America, Texas AG Filing Suit Against ATF Pistol Brace Rule :: 02/10/2023
Gun Owners of America (GOA), the Gun Owners Foundation (GOF), and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton are filing suit Thursday against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF’s) pistol brace rule.
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.
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