Posts Tagged ‘Second Amendment’

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NRA: Federal Appeals Court’s Shocking Pronouncement on Your Rights

Lawful Gun Carriers Must Forfeit Other Rights

If you thought your Second Amendment rights were safe with the election of a new President, you may have to rethink your position. Rulings such as this, especially given the first decision and the Justice Department’s sending the case back to be reconsidered which resulted in the weapon being blamed in the second decision… should give each of us pause to ask ourselves, “How safe is the Second Amendment in the eyes of the courts and how important will the fight be for the next Supreme Court Justice?

Officers Practicing Adverse Weather Shooting. Photo Courtesy of the Massachusetts State Police.

Pew Poll: Urban Officers Favor People’s Right to Arms

Pew Research has released a poll taken in the middle of 2016. Note that the Orlando night club massacre and the massive media hype calling for a ban on “assault weapons” occurred one-third of the way through the survey period for police. The shooting of five police officers in Dallas, with a rifle, occurred half-way through the survey period.

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California Proposition 63 — Magazine Bans, Ammo Licensing, and More!

The election of November 8, 2016, caused in elation to many and sorrow to others. Regardless whom you voted for in the Presidential election, we should all be feeling more than a little sorrow for the residents of California. In fact, we should be downright outraged. While California has never been known as being overly friendly to gun owners or manufacturers, new laws have truly changed the game and made it easier than ever for residents or travelers to run afoul of the law.

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Courts Rule in Favor of Firearm Owners Against Crime

Growing up in the Keystone state (even if the region is misspelled in my bio), I can attest to importance of firearms to whitetail hunters. However, the Second Amendment is not about hunting, it is about our constitutional right to bear arms. It would seem that some in Pennsylvania needed a reminder, so the local courts stepped to defend the citizens’ rights with Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act (UFA).

Representative Thomas MAssie

Congressmen Form the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus

Gun owners and shooting enthusiasts are looking forward to the next President in hopes of a friendlier Executive Branch when it comes to matters of the Second Amendment. For maximum effectiveness, the President needs the support of the Legislative Branch and to that effort, a group of U.S. Representatives, led by Congressman Thomas Massie, launched the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus.

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NRA: Corporate Lawyers Muddying the Waters Around Gun Laws

Whether or not you supported him as a candidate, we would all like to think the next President will defend our rights under the Second Amendment. Early indicators are positive, but that does not mean the threat is diminished. It simply means we have one less entity against us. The threat from the antis is alive and they are up to their old tricks. In an attempt to counter the efforts of the NRA-ILA, and groups such as the Second Amendment Foundation, the anti gunners have formed anti-Firearms Accountability Counsel Task Force.

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No Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws in Texas? New State Law Proposed

States have tried, unsuccessfully, to stop the federal government from enforcing its gun control laws within their borders. Recently, Kansas enacted the Second Amendment Protection Act that made it a felony for federal agents to enforce any gun laws within Kansas.  Unfortunately, that did not work and two Kansas residents were convicted of violating the National Firearms Act a few weeks ago. Texas is seeking to accomplish a federal enforcement ban, but is approaching it from a different angle—lack of cooperation.