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  • Supreme Court Oral Arguments on ATF Change of Interpretation Without Change in Law

    01/23/2014 10:00:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The oral arguments in the case of Abramski v. United States, where the Supreme  Court is determining if the ATF can change the definition of what is a "straw buyer" without a change in the statute, and whether a person who transfers a firearm to someone who can legally posses the firearm is involved in a "straw purchase".  The ATF had one interpretation of the statute from the implementation of the law in 1968 until 1994, 26 years later.   Then they started a different interpretation of the law under the Clinton regime. The arguments did not seem to go...
  • Argument preview: Checking up on gun buyers

    01/22/2014 6:08:10 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    scotusblog.com ^ | 21 January, 2014 | Lyle Denniston
    One of the strongest debates over guns in American society continues over the claim of Second Amendment protection for firearms owners. The Supreme Court, however, has resisted spelling out the actual reach of that right in the more than five years since it first ruled that the Amendment protects a personal right to have a gun, at least for self-defense. The Court, though, has been working on a series of side issues of gun control, and will do so again in the new case of Abramski v. United States. Even though there is now a constitutional right to have a...
  • Woman Charged With Killing NY Firefighters

    12/28/2012 12:38:55 PM PST · by redreno · 35 replies
    www.kolotv.com ^ | 12/28/2012 | AP
    WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a 24-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the ambush slaying of two volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire in upstate New York.
  • Gun Control Advocate may have violated Gun Laws (Sarah Brady)

    03/23/2002 6:43:17 PM PST · by Seeking the truth · 75 replies · 578+ views
    Miami.com ^ | March 23,2002 | TIMOTHY J. BURGER
    WASHINGTON - Gun-control advocate Sarah Brady bought her son a powerful rifle for Christmas in 2000 - and may have skirted Delaware state background-check requirements, the New York Daily News has learned.Brady reveals in a new memoir that she bought James Brady Jr. a Remington .30-06, complete with scope and safety lock, at a Lewes, Del., gun shop."I can't describe how I felt when I picked up that rifle, loaded it into my little car and drove home," she writes. "It seemed so incredibly strange: Sarah Brady, of all people, packing heat."Brady became a household name as a crusader...