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General

Red Flag Laws

Are you aware that several states have laws in place to circumvent your Second, Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights, relating to…Read More >

State map of midterm election results

General

NSSF: State Election Results Jumbled for Firearms

Everyone has that kitchen drawer. That’s the one where a book of matches, take-out menus, extra cell-phone power cords, pet treats, a pack of gum, and a hammer are kept. That is, of course, if you could only find them under the rest of the junk in there. That’s sort of what our state-by-state landscape looks like when it comes to firearms legislation after this week’s midterm elections. It’s ugly, but if you dig, there’s something worth finding.

Concealed Carry

Top 5 States to Avoid with Firearms

Just because it is the holidays, does not mean we can let our guard down. In fact, traveling to areas you are not as familiar with, crowded shopping malls, or on significant holidays all raise the threat from the everyday criminal as well as the lone wolf attacker. As a result, sadly, we need to be more vigilant and ready to take responsibility for our own safety more than ever. However, crossing state lines could land you an invite for Christmas dinner in the pokey. Here’s a list of the top five states to avoid while carrying with firearms, along with a handful of (dis)honorable mentions.

People holding signs that read "no guns"

News

Maryland Residents Challenge the 4th Circuit’s Kolbe v. Hogan Ruling

Earlier this year, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law and ruled against the pro Second Amendment forces in Kolbe v. Hogan. However, Kolbe v. Hogan is a direct contradiction of the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision, District of Columbia v. Heller. The Heller decision, of course, famously re-affirmed American citizens’ right to self-defense. Fortunately, the good citizens of Maryland are done with the fight. In fact a group of citizens, with the support of the National Rifle Association, filed a petition to the United States Supreme Court on Friday seeking to reverse the Court of Appeals’ ruling.

Bob Campbell holding an AR-15

General

The Truth About a Court Decision ‘Banning’ AR-15s

You might have read some articles or seen headlines about a court upholding a ban on “assault rifles,” including the AR-15. Independent Program Attorneys at the law firm of Walker & Byington, PLLC have received many questions from members concerned that this ruling has made the AR-15 (and similar semi-automatic firearms) illegal “assault weapons” everywhere in the country. Is this the truth of the matter, or a case of media misinformation?

Gavel in front of a blurred out American flag

NRA

4th Circuit Court of Appeals Trying to Kill the Second Amendment?

It has been seven long years since the Supreme Court last heard a case dealing with the Second Amendment. However, with confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, there’s renewed hope that the nation’s high court will once again weigh in on one or more of the many cases having to do with our right to keep and bear arms.

Students can carry at the University of Utah. Reported sexual assault is 58 percent less than the national average.

Consumer Information

Which Colleges Allow Guns on Campus

Despite a state’s concealed carry laws—colleges and universities may prohibit guns on campus. Only a few states allow students with permits to defend themselves while on campus. Here is a list of colleges to consider when it’s time to choose you or your kid’s education.