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The Washington Post Tap Dances Around Racism and Federal Gun Laws :: 07/23/2014
47.3 percent of those convicted for federal gun crimes were black — a racial disparity larger than any other class of federal crimes, including drug crimes. In a 2011 report on mandatory minimum sentencing for gun crimes, the U.S. Sentencing Commission found that blacks were far more likely to be charged and convicted of federal gun crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentence.
Straw Purchase Prosecutions are few because "its hard". :: 07/20/2014
JOHNSTOWN — Of the three young suspects in the recent shooting death of Tyrone Williams in the city’s Oakhurst section, only one was old enough to legally purchase a handgun.
Concealed-carry group sues Ohio State, says gun ban is too broad :: 07/07/2014
A concealed-carry group says in a lawsuit that Ohio State University’s code of conduct violates state law because it bans students from keeping guns in their cars on campus and carrying guns while representing the university off campus.
States look to gun seizure law after mass killings :: 07/06/2014
HARTFORD, Conn. As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.
Judge rules no-fly list violates travelers' rights :: 06/24/2014
The Department of Homeland Security's no-fly list is based on information deemed classified, which the agency does not share with those listed.(Photo: Elaine Thompson, AP)
Gun owner gets last laugh for illegal arrest :: 05/27/2014
A Colorado man is $25,000 richer after the city of Thornton compensated him for his arrest by police officers for legally carrying a gun.
USSC-The Heller Decision and Strict Scrutiny :: 03/22/2014
On March 10, 2014, my article analyzing the constitutional viability of magazine limit laws, Do Magazine Limits Pass The Constitutionality Sniff Test?, was posted. Several readers took issue with one assertion: “In deciding Heller, the Supreme Court made clear that analysis of Second Amendment issues should be based on ‘strict scrutiny,’ which is a far higher standard than Volokh would apparently apply.”
Delaware Supreme Court rules public housing gun policies unconstitutional :: 03/19/2014
A ruling by the Delaware Supreme Court struck down existing policies prohibiting guns in common areas of the Wilmington Housing Authority as unconstitutional.
'Docs Vs. Glocks' Appeal: Florida Still Fighting To Reinstate Law Restricting Doctors From Asking About Guns :: 07/18/2013
MIAMI — A Florida law that restricts what doctors can ask patients about gun ownership should be reinstated because it doesn't limit free speech as a federal judge ruled, an attorney for the state argued Thursday.
Greg Revell: Traveling Man's Gun Arrest Appealed to Supreme Court :: 01/18/2011
WASHINGTON -- Missed flights only inconvenience most people. A late flight landed Utah gun owner Greg Revell in jail for 10 days after he got stranded in New Jersey with an unloaded firearm he had legally checked with his luggage in Salt Lake City.
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