09.01.2014 - New Jersey: Bill introduced to grant discretion in gun cases
A Republican lawmaker says he has introduced a bill that would give discretion to New Jersey judges dealing with out-of-state gun owners.
09.01.2014 - California: Concealed weapons permits nearly double in O.C.
In the six months since Orange County began issuing concealed weapons permits under a relaxed standard, the number of people licensed to carry guns is close to doubling, and thousands more are awaiting approval.
09.01.2014 - Alabama amendment would address gun ownership
Following moves in at least two other states, a proposed amendment to the Alabama Constitution would make owning firearms a fundamental right, and measures to control weapons would have to pass the toughest review by state courts.
09.01.2014 - California lawmakers reject background checks for ammo buyers
The state Assembly on Saturday failed to muster the votes to approve legislation aimed at identifying criminals and others who are improperly buying ammunition in California.
09.01.2014 - Banning Russian-made AK-47s sets off a U.S. buying frenzy
Thirty-six hours after the Obama administration banned importation of the classic brand of AK-47 assault rifles as part of sanctions against Russia, a Maryland dealer specializing in the weapon took stock of its inventory.There was nothing left.
08.31.2014 - Grassroots Alert: Vol. 21, No. 34 08/28/2014
08.29.2014 - Colorado: UPDATE on Castle Rock Open Carry Vote
Yesterday, the unofficial results of the Castle Rock special election were announced. Referendum A, which prohibits the town manager from banning the open carrying of firearms in public parks, passed by 50.8%. Referendum B, which requires a town vote before local officials are allowed to alter gun...
08.29.2014 - Looking Into The Eyes and Souls of America
I always get a big boost out of our Annual Meetings. Itâ€™s always rewarding to be among 70-80,000 like-minded folks, enjoying our common interests, shared values and a profound sense of community.
08.29.2014 - The Constitution Meets Two Professors
This is a tale of two professors. One is among the most respected scholars of the U.S. Constitution and an unwavering defender of the rights and liberties that our nationâ€™s Founders recognized and enshrined. He is Jonathan Turley, a professor of law at George Washington University.
08.29.2014 - Operation Choke Point: Choking off Credit to The Gun Industry
Banking regulations being misused to choke off the exercise of Second Amendment rights? Surely such a thing couldnâ€™t happen here in the United States of America.
08.29.2014 - Reclaiming America
For any American who is worried about this country, who feels our core values slipping away, who believes something has to be done to change the direction of our nation before all is lostâ€”the NRA is your refuge. It is your place to stand and fight with Americans just like you, for all that is good...
08.28.2014 - Clerk chases off armed robber, WJCL, Savannah, Ga. 08/25/14
Clerk Rick Patel was working at a Shell Food Mart in Claxton, Ga. when a hooded man approached the counter and attempted to rob the store at gunpoint. Patel responded by retrieving a pistol, which then he used to chase the criminal out of the store. Police suspect the hooded man has committed severa...
08.28.2014 - Federal District Court: Californiaâ€™s Waiting Period to Acquire a Firearm Violat...
On Monday, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California issued an opinion holding that Californiaâ€™s 10-day waiting period for nearly all firearm sales violates the Second Amendment, at least as applied to certain individuals. The opinion, written by Judge Anthony W. Ish...
08.28.2014 - Judge having spoken, D.C. officials consider allowing residents to carry guns
To carry or not to carry? That is no longer the question.One month after a federal judgeâ€™s ruling, District officials have conceded that the cityâ€™s long-standing ban on carrying guns in public must be scrapped and replaced with a new law that will allow at least some law-abiding city residents t...
08.28.2014 - Emanuel Puts Positive Spin on Chicagoâ€™s Violent Crime Problem
Even though Chicago has more murders than any city, its mayor, Rahm Emanuel, says itâ€™s not the â€śmurder capital,â€ť Politico reports.
08.27.2014 - California: 2014 Legislative Session Scheduled to Adjourn this Sunday, August 31
There are only four days left of the 2014 California legislative session and you MUST call AND e-mail your state Senator and Assemblyman TODAY. Respectfully urge him or her to OPPOSE all anti-gun legislation!
08.27.2014 - CNN's Don Lemon says automatic weapons are easy to get
Fans of the Second Amendment have been chiding CNNâ€™s Don Lemon for his comments about the sorts of guns you can legally buy in this country. Theyâ€™ve said Lemon was confused, and his exchange with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson on Aug. 20, 2014, was embarrassing.
08.27.2014 - California: Anyone convicted of domestic violence can draw permanent gun ban
Anyone convicted of domestic violence in California will be permanently barred from possessing a gun even if no physical injury was inflicted, a state appeals court has ruled.
08.27.2014 - California Senate passes gun restraining order
The legislation would make California the first state to let family members and law enforcement officers ask a judge to issue temporary restraining orders preventing people from possessing a firearm when a person poses a threat.
08.27.2014 - USC students use empty holsters to demand more protection from school
Jacob Smith carries an empty gun holster around the University of South Carolina's campus as a political statement and he's not alone.
08.27.2014 - Heroes of the right of self-defense
Most Law and Liberty readers are probably familiar with Otis McDonald, lead plaintiff in the landmark case of McDonald v. Chicago. After D.C. v. Heller (2008), the McDonald case affirmed in 2010 that the right to arms must be respected by state governments. McDonald rested on the idea of substantive...
08.27.2014 - Study: â€śAssault Weaponâ€ť and CCW Restrictions Associated With Higher Murder Rates
In a new study, Mark Gius, of Quinnipiac Universityâ€™s Department of Economics, has found that between 1980 and 2009, â€śstates with more restrictive CCW laws had gun-related murder rates that were 10% higherâ€ť than those of other states. Gius also concluded that state â€śmurder rates were 19.3% h...
08.26.2014 - World War II veteran stops armed robber, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, Fla. 08/...
89-Year-old Arthur Lewis was working at his store, the Jewelry Exchange, in Palm Beach County, Fla. when a man entered the shop and pretended to need his watch fixed. The man then drew a gun and attempted to rob Lewis. Lewis responded to the threat by grasping the criminalâ€™s firearm and drawing a ...
08.26.2014 - California: Bright-colored air gun bill passes state Assembly
SB199 advanced on a 41-34 vote, the minimum needed to pass, after Republican lawmakers and an influential Democrat blasted it as ineffective. It now returns to the Senate.
08.26.2014 - The Second Amendment's defining moment
In March 2008 I chatted with a silver-haired law school professor under the marble pillars of the U.S. Supreme Court building. He was very excited. The court was to about hear Heller v. D.C. The case would decide whether the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects an individual right to o...
08.26.2014 - New Hampshire: Concealed controversy
The state Department of Safety created a controversy this summer by changing some language on the stateâ€™s concealed carry license application. The language seemed to imply that the department has wide discretion when deciding who gets concealed carry permits. The controversy raised a very importan...
08.26.2014 - Bloomberg Funded Gun Control Group 'Bankrolling' Nevada Gun Control Initiative
Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety is "bankrolling" a gun control initiative in Nevada that seeks to expand background checks for private firearm transfers, guns sold at gun shows, "or among friends and family."
08.25.2014 - Armed citizen halts pair of armed robbers, The Times Leader, Wilkes Barre, Pa. 08/...
A man was walking down a street late at night in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. when a pair of armed criminals attempted to rob him. The man responded to the threat by drawing a gun and grabbing the firearm one of the robbers was holding, prompting the thieves to flee.
08.25.2014 - Setting up potential appeal, D.C. asks federal judge to reinstate handgun ban
Attorneys for the District formally asked U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin on Monday to reconsider his July opinion striking down as unconstitutional the cityâ€™s ban on carrying handguns in public.
08.25.2014 - California waiting period nixed for existing gun owners
First-time gun buyers are still subject to the 10-day waiting period, but Judge Anthony W. Ishii ruled that those who have already been judged competent to own a gun should not be forced to wait an additional period for every new gun they seek to purchase.