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Mission Impossible: California Court Upholds Microstamping Law

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 14:23
It is not surprising that gun control activists who harp endlessly about “common sense” gun restrictions and the need for ever more legislative reforms (here, here and here, for example) aren’t particularly interested in whether the various bans and other restrictions actually qualify as “common sense” or effective, so long as the end result is fewer guns. A decade after the Heller case was decided, though, many of our nation’s courts exhibit much the same mindset.   
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Gun Control Group says it has 360,000 signatures to put "gun-safety" measure on Washington’s November ballot

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 09:15
The gun control group Alliance for Gun Responsibility plans to turn in about 360,000 signatures this week to get its proposed firearms-safety initiative on Washington’s November election ballot, a spokesman said Monday. But gun-rights supporters have asked the Washington state Supreme Court to invalidate Initiative 1639 petitions, which they say were unlawfully formatted.
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Idaho: Important Self-Defense Law Now in Effect

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:09
On July 1st, Senate Bill 1313 went into effect. This important piece of legislation, which improved the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves in Idaho, was passed by the legislature earlier this year and became law in March.
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Delaware: Legislature Adjourns from its 2018 Legislative Session

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 14:06
Yesterday, the Delaware General Assembly adjourned from their 2018 Legislative Session. 
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California ‘Bullet Button’ Gun Registry Process Bogs Down As Deadline Looms

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 09:01
Take Jay Jacobson. He’s a gun manufacturer, so he knows his firearms. Yet his attempt to register some personal rifles on the California state website has him stumped. He showed us an example: one of the firearms he is trying to register got kicked back three times.
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Ohio: Group tied to Bloomberg helping city fight gun regulations lawsuit

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:59
A national group that supports more gun regulation is backing Columbus as it fights a lawsuit from gun-rights groups that sued the city over firearms restrictions enacted this year.
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Feds: Oklahoma medical marijuana users can't possess guns

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:58
Federal officials say Oklahoma residents with medical marijuana cards will be prohibited from obtaining gun permits, following a recent decision by voters to approve the medical use of the drug.
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Oregon: Gun Ban Proponents Announce End of Initiative Petition 43 Campaign

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 08:33
On June 28th, proponents of Initiative Petition 43 announced an end to their campaign to place the initiative on the November ballot due to inadequate time to qualify it by the July 6th deadline.
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California: DOJ’s “Bullet-Button Assault Weapon” Registration Webpage Continually Crashing and Preventing Gun Owners from Complying with California Law

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 18:09
California gun owners have just over 24 hours to register any firearms now classified as an “assault weapon” under Senate Bill 880 “SB 880” and Assembly Bill 1135 “AB 1135”.  All registration applications must be completed and submitted before 11:59 on Saturday, June 30, 2018.
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California: Gun Bills to be Heard in the Appropriations Committee

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 17:55
On Monday, July 2, AB 3, AB 2103 and AB 2888 will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee before the Legislature breaks for Summer Recess on July 6.  Please contact the Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and respectfully urge them to OPPOSE AB 3, AB 2103, and AB 2888.
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Fired FBI Director James Comey Pushes Gun Control, Bashes NRA

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:14
Fired FBI Director James Comey’s self-aggrandizement tour continued apace this week. Momentarily turning his attention from attacking President Trump, Comey used the occasion of a trip to the largely-disarmed United Kingdom as an opportunity to advocate for stricter U.S. gun laws and to level barbs at NRA.
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With Kennedy Retirement, Trump Can Secure and Strengthen a Pro-Second Amendment Supreme Court

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 11:58
On Wednesday, Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he is retiring effective July 31. The move signals the end of Kennedy’s 30-year career on the nation’s highest court, which bore witness to its most important decisions concerning the Second Amendment. It also creates the opportunity for President Trump to appoint a replacement who will help reinvigorate the stalled progress in Second Amendment jurisprudence.
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Ten Years After District of Columbia v. Heller, the Fight to Secure Second Amendment Rights Continues

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 11:46
Tuesday marked the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most significant pronouncement on the Second Amendment, District of Columbia v. Heller. That decision changed the terms of the debate over the right to keep and bear arms. Yet the battle to expand legal protection for the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans continues.  
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Battle over Trump court pick to be most expensive ever

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:32
The fight to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy is expected to be the most expensive Supreme Court confirmation battle in history.
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Obama calls for gun control

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:31
His only direct comments on current events were about the newspaper office shooting in Maryland earlier Thursday, which he said left him heartbroken but hopeful that people would see this one as the turning point to take action on gun laws.
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Pelosi calls for gun control

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:31
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday called for Congress to take up legislation on gun safety in the aftermath of a shooting at a Maryland newspaper.
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Court nixes challenge to rare California bullet stamping law

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:30
The California Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit Thursday that sought to block an unusual law requiring new models of semi-automatic handguns to stamp identifying information on bullet casings when shots are fired to make it easier to solve crimes.
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The Latest: California Justices Toss Bullet Stamping Suit

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 13:24
The California Supreme Court says state laws cannot be invalidated on the grounds that complying with them is impossible.
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