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...
08.26.2014 - 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.
08.25.2014 - The devious designs of Operation Choke Point
President Obama wasnâ€™t kidding about acting on his own if Congress wonâ€™t go along with his plans to â€śfundamentally transformâ€ť the country that elected him president. Sometimes he tries his phone, then if Congress blocks his agenda, his pen, but more and more often heâ€™s simply acted without...
08.25.2014 - Baton Rouge ordinance banning guns in bars violates Second Amendment, federal judg...
A Baton Rouge ordinance banning the possession of guns at bars or any other place that sells alcohol was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge on Monday. The ordinance also applied to parking lots of places that sell alcohol, including those at restaurants and grocery stores.
08.24.2014 - Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry applications surge
An 86-year-old Illinois man with a concealed carry permit fired his weapon at an armed robbery suspect fleeing police last month, stopping the man in his tracks and allowing the police to make an arrest.
08.24.2014 - Women with guns
She shoots guns for vacation. â€śIf you ask me where Iâ€™m going on vacation, Iâ€™m going to tell you Iâ€™m packing my bags to go shooting somewhere,â€ť said Katerina Prozer, 42.
08.24.2014 - More women are gun buyers, sellers, and activists
More women than ever own guns.Nearly 79 percent of firearms retailers reported an increase in female customers between 2011 and 2012, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. From this surge in popularity come classes, specialized apparel, custom firearms, shooting-group memberships, an...
08.22.2014 - Grassroots Alert: Vol. 21, No. 33 08/22/2014
08.22.2014 - Fight to Stop SB53, the Ammunition Sales Purchase Permits and Registration bill, H...
The war over SB 53 is heating up in Sacramento and now anti-gun advocates are attempting to split gun owners by trying to buy the support of hunters. The newest amended version of SB 53 will continue to BAN the mail and internet sales of ammunition to firearms owners in California, unless you have ...
08.21.2014 - Mendelson says he will appeal D.C. gun carry ruling
D.C. is in the cross hairs of a Second Amendment fight. The city is the only place in the country that has a complete ban on carrying guns outside the home. Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Scullin ruled in the Palmer case that the law was unconstitutional and D.C. had to allow people...
08.21.2014 - 'Campus-carry' laws are a growing trend
Derek Sommer carries a concealed handgun almost everywhere he goes these days, including onto the campus of Idaho State University - an illegal act until recently.
08.21.2014 - NRA launches ad campaign against Michael Bloomberg
The National Rifle Association this week is launching an ad campaign targeting former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has pledged to spend up to $50 million to boost candidates who back gun control initiatives this year.
08.21.2014 - Mississippi Yawning: One Year Later, Dire Open Carry Predictions Prove False
Itâ€™s long been a predictable pattern. A state or locality relaxes its restrictions on carrying firearms and doesnâ€™t devolve into the anarchy gun opponents predicted. The latest example comes from Mississippi, where last year a change in the law, and a Mississippi Supreme Court ruling, ensured th...
08.21.2014 - NICS Data Suggest Gun Sales Still Strong in 2014
Guns are durable goods, and Americans have bought more than 100 million brand new guns during the last 15 years, on top of the 200 million they already had. Thus, when assessing the strength of gun ownership in the United States, it probably doesnâ€™t matter very much whether Americans bought slight...
08.21.2014 - Leaked Documents Reveal Danger of Watchlist Legislation, Attacks on Due Process
For over a decade, anti-gun activists have attempted to exploit the countryâ€™s fear of terrorism in order to expand the categories of persons prohibited by federal law from owning firearms. Dubbed the effort to close the â€śTerror Gapâ€ť by the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), gun controllers, ...
08.21.2014 - Ignorant Writers Issue Dire Pistol Prediction
The Army is talking about adopting a new pistol and, according to Maureen Mackey of the Fiscal Times, â€śwhen that happens, Americaâ€™s emergency rooms better be prepared for the carnage thatâ€™s likely to follow.â€ť Previously, freelance anti-gun writer Matt Valentine made a similar prediction in T...
08.20.2014 - Resident fights off three home invaders, KRQE, Albuquerque, N.M. 08/20/14
A man was asleep at home in Albuquerque, N.M. when a trio of armed robbers attempted to gain entry to the residence by claiming that they were police. The criminals ultimately broke down the door and got inside the home. The resident responded by retrieving a gun and firing at the home invaders, str...
08.20.2014 - 'Joe Biden defense' no longer needed in Washington state gun case
When a Washington state man was charged last year with unlawfully firing a shotgun, he had a simple explanation: Joe Biden told me to do it.It appears, however, he no longer needs that defense.