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White House, 2A Groups Urge Supreme Court to Scrap NYC Gun Law

General Gun News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:00

Gun owners in New York City with “premises permits” are largely restricted from taking their legally-owned guns off the property. A challenge to the ban is now before the Supreme Court. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Over two dozen legal briefs have been filed this month with the U.S. Supreme Court on a case challenging one of New York City’s restrictive gun control laws.

The case, brought by three NYC gun owners and the state’s NRA affiliate, argues the city’s “premises permit” scheme, which drastically restricts the ability to leave one’s premises with a firearm, is unconstitutional. While the nation’s high court has turned away an effort by New York officials to derail the challenge, the justices will have no shortage of paperwork to consider as part of the case.

So far this month, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-AL, and 119 other GOP members of Congress have filed a brief in support of the gun owners, followed by another brief submitted by the allied attorneys general or governors of 24 red states. Add to this are separate briefs from dozens of gun rights groups ranging from Gun Owners of California and the Firearms Policy Coalition to Black Guns Matter, the Liberal Gun Club, and the Pink Pistols. Importantly, the U.S. Justice Department has also gone on record as being against New York’s gun restriction.

“The ban all but negates the textually protected right to bear arms, and interferes with the right to keep arms as well; few laws in our history have restricted the right to keep and bear arms as severely as the ban does, and some of those few have been struck down,” said a 39-page brief filed by the office of Noel Francisco, the U.S. Solicitor General.

Other briefs have been filed by anti-gun groups such as the Brady Campaign and Giffords, who are urging the court not to use New York’s largely unique ban to revisit the Second Amendment as a whole and instead steer clear of larger constitutional questions posed by the case. Notably, these groups have filed their briefs in support of neither party.

No group has filed in support of the city’s law.

The last major gun case the court decided was the McDonald case concerning carry outside of the home in 2010. Since then, the court has ruled in a series of cases concerning guns that are focused more on property law, for instance, that felons could sell their guns after a conviction, rather than challenges brought on Second Amendment grounds.

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Taran Releases New Wick 3 Training Footage (VIDEOS)

General Gun News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 03:30

Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry show off their 3-Gun skills in new footage from Taran Tactical logged while they trained for Wick 3.

Reeves, already well-known for the time, sweat and brass he logs at Taran Tactical’s Simi Valley, California facility, clears the clock in the above video while Berry, 52, proves she has been paying attention with her Wick weapons workout, below.

Their on-screen guns for the third installment of the John Wick franchise, various stock and custom Glocks, Sigs and Benellis, were recently on hand in Indianapolis last month and Guns.com caught up with them while they were on display.

Wick 3 opened last week and debuted at $57 million domestically over the weekend to top the box office.

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Review: Century Arms’ USA-Made VSKA AK47

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:22

We introduced Century Arms' new, American-made AK at SHOT Show 2019. It's the 7.62x39mm-shooting VSKA (pronounced vis-kuh, and, even though it's made in the USA, it sounds better with an Eastern European accent). I've had some time with this gun and I've put a few rounds through it, and I've carried it around a lot. I like it. Let me show you why.

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Factory to Table Part – 1: The MiniFix Pistol by Q

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 08:27

To take a 30,000 foot view of the MiniFix, and subsequently The Fix, it looks by all accounts almost like a bolt action dropped into a chassis.  This couldn’t be farther from the truth.  The rifle (and in this case pistol) was designed and built from the ground up, from scratch.  The approach being to make a lightweight, accurate and ergonomic bolt action.  They decidedly achieved this with the design.

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Nevada: Omnibus Anti-Gun Bill Granted Waiver From Deadlines

NRA-ILA News - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 13:52
As previously alerted, yesterday was the deadline for legislation to pass out of the policy committee in the second chamber.  A waiver was granted for Assembly Bill 291, exempting the bill from the deadlines.  This waiver coupled with the rules suspension that occurred earlier this week means that AB 291 can be considered at any time.
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Memorial Day Liberty Safe Sale: Don’t Miss These Never-Before-Seen Deals!

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 09:38

Liberty is having a huge sale to celebrate Memorial Day. Now is the time to purchase a safe if you're in the market for one.

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Know Your Rights: If You Disclose You Are Carrying Do You Consent to be Searched?

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 09:13

In a previous article, we examined whether you should disclose you are carrying a firearm when a law enforcement officer detains you for a traffic stop.  Generally, the advice was that you should voluntarily disclose you are carrying even if the law does not require you to do so.  A logical follow-up question is: If you voluntarily disclose that you are carrying, have you given permission for the police officer to search you or your car?

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Three Shots That Doused the Light: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 00:33

Yitzhak Rabin was a politician, statesman, and general who served as the fifth Prime Minister of Israel. He was also assassinated with a Beretta 84F.

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MK Machining’s Original MK1 Bullpup Chassis Reviewed & New MK2 Chassis Revealed

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 22:05

The MK1 Bullpup Chassis is made by MK Machining and allows you to shorten any Remington 700 pattern rifle by nearly a foot without cutting precious inches off of the barrel. There are several reasons this can be advantageous which include the ability to add a suppressor without the gun becoming unreasonably long, putting the weight further back toward the shoulder, making the gun easier to shoot unsupported and shortening the gun to be easier to store and carry.

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Trump Administration, Other Pro-Gun Heavyweights Lend Support on Pending Supreme Court Case

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 15:39
As NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox reported in March, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up a challenge by an NRA state affiliate to a New York City gun control scheme that effectively prohibits lawfully licensed handgun owners from leaving the city with their own firearms. The plaintiffs in the case have raised a number of objections to the regime, the foremost of which is that it violates the Second Amendment. The case is New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. New York City.
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Governor Abbott Signs NRA-Backed Tenants' Rights Bill

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:33
On Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 302 by Representative Dennis Paul (R-Houston) & Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), NRA-supported legislation that prohibits “no firearms” clauses in residential leases.
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SIG P210: A Legend Returns

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:29

Out of the box, the P210 feels like it was made for your hand. It's pretty impressive. There's no telling what this pistol is capable of.

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Only What We Want Ye to Hear

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:12
Can we finally put the claim that “gun violence” research is underfunded to rest? The Bloomberg Professor of American Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, Daniel Webster, and his colleagues at the Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research launched their much anticipated massive, open online course “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change” this week. The course is available on Coursera, an online learning platform.
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Time for a National Conversation on Allowing Teachers to Protect Their Classrooms

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:08
In the wake of tragic and senseless shootings at a high school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and a college campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, we once again find ourselves asking why these attacks occur and how we can stop them in the future.
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Out of Style: Levi’s Fawns Over Shannon Watts in Pantmaker’s Latest Gun Control Effort

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:08
At the National Retail Federation’s 2018 convention in New York City, Levi Strauss & Co. Brand President James Curleigh told those assembled that the multinational pants manufacturer intends to be the “most relevant lifestyle brand.” Evidently, part of creating that “lifestyle” includes foisting a doctrinaire set of political beliefs onto its employees and customers.
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Retired Justice Stevens Continues Crusade Against Guns

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:05
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens does not believe a law-abiding citizen has a right to possess firearms under the Second Amendment, and he wants to make sure everyone knows it. He made his position clear when he authored a dissenting opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller, where the Supreme Court, in fact, held that the Second Amendment does protect an individual right.
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Florida Alert! 2019 Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:18
Once again the Florida Legislature has turned a deaf ear to the pleas of ministers, church administrators and church members.  Churches have repeatedly – for over 3 years – prayed and urged the legislature to correct the provision in Florida law that usurps their right to provide safety and security on their property.  
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Connecticut: Senate To Vote On Gun Control Bills

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:17
As early as next week, the Connecticut state Senate may hold votes on a broad-based set of gun control legislation.  The state House of Representatives previously passed these to require firearms be made unavailable for self-defense, effectively end the centuries old practice of home-manufacturing firearms for personal use, and impose unnecessary restrictions on transporting handguns.
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Gov. Abbott Signs NRA-Backed Tenants' Rights Bill

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:07
The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauded Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday for signing NRA-backed legislation that protects tenants’ rights by prohibiting “no firearms” clauses in residential leases.   
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Louisiana: "Red Flag" Legislation Scheduled for Hearing Next Week

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 08:08
On Tuesday, May 21, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee is scheduled to consider gun control legislation (HB 483) that would deny a gun owner their right to keep and bear arms without due process.
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