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  • Ninth Circuit strikes California’s restrictive rule against licensed carry of handguns

    02/13/2014 6:24:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/13/2014 | David Kopel
    The Ninth Circuit’s decision in Peruta v. San Diego, released minutes ago, affirms the right of law-abiding citizens to carry handguns for lawful protection in public. California law has a process for applying for a permit to carry a handgun for protection in public, with requirements for safety training, a background check, and so on. These requirements were not challenged. The statute also requires that the applicant have “good cause,” which was interpreted by San Diego County to mean that the applicant is faced with current specific threats. (Not all California counties have this narrow interpretation.) The Ninth Circuit, in...
  • Supreme Court Asked to Clarify What it Means to ‘Bear’ Arms

    02/10/2014 12:09:17 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 10, 2014 11:06 am | Jacob Gershman
    You might think the question would be settled by now, but the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to opine on whether the Second Amendment right to “bear” arms for self-defense extends outside the home. We may soon get an answer. Lyle Denniston, writing for the Constitution Daily, reports about two gun rights cases that may get a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Both cases, dealing with restrictions on the ability of minors to possess weapons in public, hinge on the difference between the right to “keep” a gun and a right “bear” one. The National Rifle Association thinks the...
  • Supreme Court to weigh what it means to have a right to “bear” guns

    02/06/2014 9:38:02 AM PST · by Phillyred · 64 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Thursday, February 6, 2014, 11:52 AM | Lyle Denniston
    The statement at issue: There is “a growing line of court of appeals decisions that, while stopping short of holding that there is no Second Amendment right outside the home, consistently reach the same result by deeming any right to bear arms in public to be, at best, outside the Second Amendment’s ‘core’ and then balancing it away under an anemic form of intermediate scrutiny.” – Charles J. Cooper, a Washington, D.C., attorney for the National Rifle Association, in a brief filed at the Supreme Court on Monday, urging the Justices to strike down a law that bans minors from...
  • Portland [OR]tavern employee foils an early-morning robbery ['Being Armed' success story]

    11/18/2011 8:42:00 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    OregonLive ^ | November 16, 2011 | Tom Hallman, Jr.
    A 30-year-old man who allegedly tried to rob a Southeast Portland bar with a sawed-off shotgun early this morning got far more than he bargained for when he ran into an employee who goes by the nickname "Stub." Instead of leaving with cash, the man was hauled off in an ambulance.
  • SAF Reacts to New Jersey Response in Right-To-Carry Lawsuit

    01/29/2011 7:13:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    prnewswire.com ^ | 27 January, 2011 | Second Amendment Foundation
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Attorney General's motion to dismiss a recently-filed Second Amendment Foundation lawsuit against the state's subjective handgun carry laws was "predictable and disappointing," SAF said today. The lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Garden State's "justifiable need" gun permit standard also involves the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs and six private citizens. It was filed in November in federal court. The Attorney General's brief asserted, "When a handgun is carried in public, the serious risks and dangers of misuse and accidental use are borne by the public." "That...
  • Montanans Insist on Gun Rights

    02/25/2008 3:21:43 PM PST · by kellynla · 187 replies · 935+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2008 | Valerie Richardson
    Montana officials are warning that if the Supreme Court rules in the D.C. gun ban case that the right to keep and bear arms protects only state-run militias like the National Guard, then the federal government will have breached Montana's statehood contract. Nobody is raising flags for the Republic of Montana, but nobody is kidding, either. So far, 39 elected Montana officials have signed a resolution declaring that a court ruling of the Second Amendment is a right of states and not of individuals would violate Montana's compact. "The U.S. would do well to keep its contractual promise to the...
  • Congress Passes New Legal Shield for Gun Industry

    10/20/2005 10:01:50 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 34 replies · 765+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 21, 2005 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 - The Republican-controlled Congress delivered a long-sought victory to the gun industry on Thursday when the House voted to shield firearms manufacturers and dealers from liability lawsuits. The bill now goes to President Bush, who has promised to sign it. The gun liability bill has for years been the No. 1 legislative priority of the National Rifle Association, which has lobbied lawmakers intensely for it. Its final passage, by a vote of 283 to 144, with considerable Democratic support, reflected the changing politics of gun control, an issue many Democrats began shying away from after Al Gore,...
  • J. Scott Davis for Congress - "Right To Bear Arms"

    08/23/2005 6:22:07 AM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 717+ views
    Please enter link to view my article. J. Scott Davis for Congress (California's 48th District for U.S. House Representative) - "Right To Bear Arms."
  • Gun Lobby Groups? J. Scott Davis for Congress!

    08/23/2005 5:18:22 PM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 3 replies · 489+ views
    Please enter link to view my article.
  • "The Security of a Free State" - Oregon Firearms Ban

    02/28/2005 4:11:00 PM PST · by Mr.Atos · 10 replies · 311+ views
    My Sandmen ^ | 02.28.05 | Dueler88
    The Oregon State Legislature will soon be considering a bill that would outlaw semiautomatic "assault rifles" and large-capacity magazines and require registration of these items purchased before the bill's effective date. However, any attempt to prohibit an individual citizen's right to own a firearm represents a gross misunderstanding not only of U.S. Constitutional Law, but also of the basic principles of human nature that caused the Framers to specifically pronounce that right in the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Every constitutional scholar recognizes that the Framers composed the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution as a reaction to the...
  • Alexander Hamilton on Gun Control: The Federalist - (Howard Nemerov, authority on 2nd Amend.issues)

    01/11/2005 1:36:49 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 6 replies · 813+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JANUARY 11, 2005 | HOWARD NEMEROV
    Under the “collective right” view, the Second Amendment is a federalism provision that provides to States a prerogative to establish and maintain armed and organized militia units akin to the National Guard, and only States may assert this prerogative. (1) There is Always a Kernel of Truth in Any Good Propaganda Today’s “progressive” interpretation of the Second Amendment contends that the militia was intended by the Founders to mean organized state armies. For clarification, let us examine the writings of Alexander Hamilton, one of the leaders of the Federalist movement during the debates that created our Constitution. In his writings,...
  • D.C. Gun Ban Repeal in Limbo for Now

    11/12/2004 7:51:46 PM PST · by Narf · 10 replies · 907+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12 NOV 04 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Washington, D.C. homeowners shouldn’t expect to lock and load anytime soon as an effort to repeal a nearly 30-year ban on handgun ownership (search) in the district has hit a snag despite Republican gains in the U.S. Senate that might draw more gun-friendly lawmakers to Capitol Hill. "It still has an improved chance," said Dan Whiting, spokesman for Republican Sen. Larry Craig (search) of Idaho, who had co-sponsored legislation to repeal the gun ban and had hoped to attach the measure to the 2005 D.C appropriations bill. But opponents of the gun ban say D.C. residents are wary of turning...
  • StoptheNRA email

    06/10/2004 2:40:57 PM PDT · by fivetoes · 17 replies · 160+ views
    Dear StoptheNRA supporter, Momentum is building and pressure is mounting for Congress to renew the Assault Weapons Ban. With less than 30 legislative days left before the ban expires, we must maintain this momentum. Here's what's been going on: We have launched our television ad campaign. This week we started broadcasting cable television commercials in the Washington D.C. area. Click here to view the ad. With your help we can keep this ad and others running through the summer to keep the pressure on Congress. Isn't it worth $25 to keep assault weapons off our streets? The Brady Campaign has...
  • Senate Republicans scuttle gun bill

    03/03/2004 2:06:03 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 48 replies · 1,502+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans fought to a draw in the Senate over guns Tuesday in a series of votes that could shelve most gun-control and gun-rights legislation for the year but elevate the issues in this fall's elections.</p> <p>Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, the sponsor of the gunmaker immunity bill, said he would urge his colleagues to vote it down.</p>
  • POLL: Gun buyer background checks - keep on file or destroy?

    01/25/2004 7:36:21 PM PST · by disclaimer · 46 replies · 202+ views
    News Central ^ | 1/25/2004 | News Central
    POLL: Do you think background checks of gun buyers should be kept on record? Yes or No VoteTake the poll here: http://www.newscentral.tv CURRENT RESULTS WEB POLL QUESTION:Do you think background checks of gun buyers should be kept on record? 53% Yes <--- ARE YOU GOING TO LET THIS STAND?? 47% No
  • The Right to Bear Arms…

    09/06/2002 9:47:32 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 11 replies · 216+ views
    NRO ^ | 9/6/02 | Doug Bandow
    Nearly a year has passed since the worst act of terrorism in America's history. The World Trade Center site is clear, the sky above is empty. And fear of another deadly attack remains. Some people plan to avoid flying on the 11th; the FAA is restricting flights over the three crash sites — for three days in New York City. At the end of August a so-called miscommunication between pilot and air-traffic controllers led the government to scramble two F-16s to escort the jet to Baltimore-Washington airport. America must prevent a terrorist ever again from turning a civilian aircraft into...