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Courts Give Big 2A Victories In Pair Of Stun Gun Lawsuits

General Gun News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 05:30

Both Illinois and New York were told by separate courts last week that the Second Amendment covers stun guns and tasers.

In the Land of Lincoln, the Illinois State Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the misdemeanor weapons charges against two men found carrying stun guns were unconstitutional. The first, Isiah J. Webb, was found with a device in his jacket pocket on a public street. The second man, Ronald Greco, had a stun gun in his backpack in a public forest preserve. Each was charged under Illinois law which has no allowances for the legal carry of a taser or stun gun other than by police.

Citing Caetano, a 2016 ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that found stun guns to be “bearable weapons” under the Constitution, and the 2008 Heller ruling that the right to bear arms is an individual right, Justice Ann Burke said for the majority that Illinois’s ban on carrying tasers “is facially unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.”

New York

On Friday, U.S. District Judge David Hurd issued the opinion in the case of Matthew Avitabile, saying that the New York resident had a right to purchase a stun gun or taser for self-defense. Avitabile had filed suit against the state in 2017 over the longtime ban on possessing such a device. Under New York law, simply having one of the electronic devices is a misdemeanor offense of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, punishable by up to a year in jail.

“New York’s sweeping prohibition on the possession and use of tasers and stun guns by all citizens for all purposes, even for self-defense in one’s home, must be declared unconstitutional in light of Heller,” said Hurd in his ruling, enjoining the state from enforcing the ban.

Stephen D. Stamboulieh, one of Avitable’s attorneys, told Guns.com: “We are thrilled that the Court vindicated our client’s Second Amendment rights and all those in New York that desire less-than-lethal ways to defend themselves. This is a huge victory for the constitution and we are happy with the opinion.”

Since 2016, a number of states and cities have withdrawn their prohibitions on such electric devices after legal challenges found them unlawful. According to Stamboulieh, only two states, Hawaii and Rhode Island, still ban ownership of tasers and stun guns, even in the home.

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Kalashnikov On How To Best Grip The Kalashnikov (VIDEOS)

General Gun News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 05:00

Although Mikhail Kalashnikov himself is not around to weigh in, the Russian arms giant that builds the guns is, and this is what they say about the best AK kung fu grip.

Kalashnikov Concern’s in-house historian, Vladimir Onokoy, shows off the 1950s Soviet example, then switches to a C-clamp, Alexander Petrov’s patented grip (?!) and Onokoy’s own “no-name” grip, which looks suspiciously like Petrov’s.

Meh.

Of more interest is the sweet AK100/200 series rifle he uses, similar to the one Kalash is set to build in India on a 700,000-gun project for the second largest army in the world.

For a more American (via Poland) take on the Kalash grip debate, Robski with the AK Operators Union weighs in, below.

And, should you prefer a mag well grip, where to put your thumb…

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Illinois Court Tosses Town’s ‘Assault Weapon’ Ban

General Gun News - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 05:00

The Village of Deerfield banned many popular semi-auto firearms and their magazines last year, a move that a state court said went too far. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

A judge issued a permanent injunction last week against the Village of Deerfield over a controversial local prohibition on what officials described as “assault weapons.”

The order prohibits the village, just North of Chicago, from enforcing a ban on many popular semi-auto firearms. Unanimously approved by the Village Board in 2018, the ordinance outlawed a host of guns by their cosmetic features, as well as magazines capable of holding 10 or more rounds of ammo, under threat of municipal fines of up to $1,000 a day for violators.

This week’s order, signed by Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Luis A. Berrones, found Deerfield did not have the authority to enact such a ban. Since 2013, Illinois has had a firearm pre-emption law in effect that bars cities and counties from regulating guns and ammunition. Deerfield had attempted to add the ban to their books as an amendment to an existing ordinance, which Berrones took exception to.

“We are delighted with the judge’s decision, which we hope sends a message to other municipal governments that they can’t try to sneak around the state’s preemption statute in an effort to ban legal firearms ownership,” said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation. Gottlieb’s group, as well as the National Rifle Association and others, have been challenging  Deerfield in court ever since the ban was approved by the village.

As for Deerfield, who is being defended in court by the Brady Campaign, city officials said they are “closely reviewing the ruling” and are keeping “all options available, including the right to appeal the decision to the Illinois Appellate Court.”

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Medal of Honor Recipient Receives Commemorative MK25 Pistol from SIG Sauer

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 03/25/2019 - 03:50

SIG Sauer announced Monday that it was honoring U.S. Navy SEAL Britt “Slab” Slabinski with a commemorative MK25 pistol to celebrate National Medal of Honor Day.

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Washington: Firearm Seizure & Other Bills to Be Heard In Committees

NRA-ILA News - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 20:19
This week, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice and the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary will be hearing several bills affecting Second Amendment rights that crossed over from the opposite chamber.
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Indiana: Important Self-Defense Bill Moving Through Senate

NRA-ILA News - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 15:56
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New Hampshire: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearing

NRA-ILA News - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 06:57
On March 26th, the New Hampshire state House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hold public hearings at 10:00 AM on House Bill 564, which would require loaded firearms to be placed off-body while driving through a school zone, and House Bill 696, which would take away the constitutional rights of individuals without due process.
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Solid, Accurate, & Reliable: The Defiant STOCK 1 from Tanfoglio

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 11:53

Accurate and very comfortable in the hand, the Defiant STOCK 1 clearly has many uses beyond competition, including home defense, hunting, law enforcement use, open carry, and just plinking. It strikes me as a little large for concealed carry, but there are people who no doubt would find this full-sized handgun just right for that purpose, too.

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Glock’s New G45 vs. Glock 19X – Review

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 11:33

I’m not a cop. Never been one. Never played one on TV. And while I fully understand why this new G45 model from Glock, dubbed their “Crossover” pistol, is exactly what some departments have wanted, and what I predict more and more will adopt, I think they’ve struck handgun gold here for the civilian market as well. This baby is a shooter!

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Che Guevara and the M2 Carbine: The Gory Death of a Paradox

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 11:14

Depending upon your political leanings Ernesto “Che” Guevara was a hero, saint, murderer, or monster. Guevara was one of the most polarizing people in all of human history. His life, death, and legacy still spark controversy more than half a century after his execution.

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Leupold Carbon Fiber Tripod

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 09:01

Leupold doesn’t only manufacture and sell riflescopes. I recently used the Leupold Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit on a coyote hunt, and now I'm a believer.

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AAC Halcyon and 556 – New Products From An Industry Leader

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 08:03

At a time when “silencers” were mostly the playthings of nerds and collectors, AAC brought attitude. From the skulls in the logo to the idea you should not only use your can, but use the hell out of it, they were a breath of fresh air. Two and a half decades in, they still feel young at heart. So it is with great pleasure this week I get to write about new options.

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Colorado: Contact Needed! - Senate Passes “Red Flag” Legislation on Second Reading

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 18:19
Last night, the Colorado Senate passed gun control legislation, House Bill 1177, on second reading.
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Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Indianapolis

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 17:04
Please join us at the Annual National Firearms Law Seminar to be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 as part of the NRA Annual Meetings. This all-day seminar provides legal instruction for attorneys and all others interested in Second Amendment law. CLE credit for all states is available. 
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Vermont: Senate Passes Handgun Waiting Period Legislation

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:14
Despite passing the most sweeping gun control bill in the history of the state last session, the gun ban groups proved that their thirst to end your constitutional rights is far from quenched.
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Delaware: House to Vote on Gun Control Legislation Next Week

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:09
On Tuesday, the Delaware House is scheduled to vote on House Bill 63.
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U.S. Politicians Cheer New Zealand Gun Confiscation

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 14:03
American gun owners have once again been reminded that the ultimate goal of U.S. gun control advocates is firearms bans and confiscation. Since the heinous terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, American anti-gun politicians, activists, and media outlets have offered their full-throated support for the New Zealand government’s efforts to ban and confiscate firearms from law-abiding gun owners.
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Illinois Court Throws Out Deerfield Gun Ban

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 13:48
NRA applauds Illinois court ruling throwing out Village of Deerfield's ban on commonly owned firearms and magazines.
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Legacy Media Push New Zealand Gun Confiscation Using Lies about Australian Ban

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:49
The ongoing cheerleading effort by the international press in furtherance of the New Zealand government’s gun confiscation plans is enough to make any journalist with even a shred of objectivity blush. Worse, some outlets have resorted to or propagated lies about Australia’s gun confiscation experience in order to push their anti-gun agenda.
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