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Motion win in case against California waiting period

The US District Court had enjoined application of the ten day waiting period to three classes of gun buyers (I forget them now, but seem to remember that the largest one was persons who already owned a firearm–and also those…

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Followup to DC v. Heller, in DC

Story here. The battle in DC continues. Heller established that a ban on possession failed Second Amendment muster; this followup case secured the same ruling as to DC’s absolute ban on carrying. DC responded by adopting essentially a strict "may…

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Russia liberalizing arms carrying laws

Story here. Sounds like the Justice Minister was overridden. Hat tip to Joe Olson…….

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Mass killing at Jerusalem synagogue, Israel vows to crack down….

…by easing restrictions on gun ownership. Some folks have their heads screwed on straight….

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Motion in California 1st Amendment case

It’s a motion for preliminary injunction, i.e., to enjoin enforcement of the statute until trial or dispositive motions terminate the case. The statute in question forbids firearms dealers to display firearms, or advertising, any place where they are visible from…

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Motion in California 1st Amendment case

It’s a motion for preliminary injunction, i.e., to enjoin enforcement of the statute until trial or dispositive motions terminate the case. The statute in question forbids firearms dealers to display firearms, or advertising, any place where they are visible from…

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Stories like this make me shake my head

I’d say they make me pull my hair out, but I have little to pull, and pull my beard out just doesn’t have the ring. "Can a felon own a gun? 5 loopholes in Federal law". "Although Congress had already…

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Review of Steve Halbrook’s "Gun Control and the Third Reich"

The in-depth review is by Prof. Brian Anse Patrick….

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An air gun for big game?

The Quakenbush — a .458 air gun. I guess he decided, if it was good enough for Lewis and Clark, it’s good enough today….

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Martha McSally recount fund

In the last election, we had a cliffhanger of a race. It pitted Ron Barber, anti-gun and backed by a lot of independent expenditures by anti-gun organizations, against Col. (ret.) Martha McSally, who not only was pro-gun, but is retired…

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Buffalo NY seizes deceased gun owners’ firearms

NY law requires permits to possess handguns, and after a firearm owner dies sets a limit on how quickly his or her survivors must transfer the handguns to the heirs. In practice, the time limits are not often enforced. But…

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Peruta intervention denied!

Ninth Circuit order here. Peruta essentially held unconstitutional California’s combination of "may issue" carry permits and banning all carry, open as well as concealed, absent such a permit. It was brought against the county sheriff. He announced he would not…

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Podcast on Bloomberg Law

It concerns the PA "super-preemption" statute and its legal problems. I only wish I’d gotten one or two more minutes of time. I’d meant to suggest that there is something curious about organizations (cities) suing to establish that organizations have…

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"Why the NRA is so powerful, in one chart"

Yep. Of course they should have referred to the gun rights movement. But, astonishingly, the article comes from The Washington Post!…

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Veterans’ Day Reading Recommendations

In recent weeks, I’ve had the luxury of a little time for non-law reading, a luxury I’ve rarely had for many years. A few military histories that really stand out to me (to order them, just click on the image):…

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California First/Second Amendment case filed

Four FFLs and the Calgun Foundation have challenged a provision of California gun laws — on a First Amendment basis. The law in question forbids a dealer to advertise handguns with a sign visible from outside the store, or to…

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John Lott takes down Bloomberg’s claims on mass shootings

Right here, from the Crime Prevention Research Center. "Everytown’s recent analysis of mass shootings is riddled with errors. Mistakes are made on the number of mass shootings as well as the extension of mental illness, the killers’ ages, and even…

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Oral argument in Armed Career Criminal Act case

Johnson v. United States. Issue is whether possession of an unregistered short barreled shotgun qualifies as a crime of violence under the ACCA. I’d say the government is going to lose this one. I don’t know the defendant’s attorney, Katherine…

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Returning from Howard Law symposium

I’m on the plane, coming back home. It was a nice event, the students very polite and courteous (this is not always a trait of law students!). A few interesting points: the Common Cause speaker went on a theme of…

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Knife Rights win in NYC

Story here. I gather that NYC outlaws carrying knives with blades 4" or longer, and also any lock back knife that can be opened by flipping. In this case they arrested someone for carrying a knife that had no lock,…

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Many "Fast and Furious" documents released

64,000 pages, albeit with redactions….

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Gunbroker.com hits back

In Washington, an anti-gun group runs a TV ad that attacks the online auction website, and the operator hits back….

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Yet more irony…

N.C. State Fair declares itself a "gun free zone;" three fairgoers are robbed at gunpoint….

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Students face expulsion over pic of airsoft guns

Yet another case of academic BS. The pic was posted to his Facebook page, not on any school (electronic) property or site. The sanction is supposedly because he "caused disruption." Instapundit is right: it’s getting to where sending your kids…

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Howard U Law symposium on firearm laws

It’s to be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, at their law school (2900 Van Ness Street, NW, Washington DC 20008 — the law school is not part of their main campus). Dave Kopel and I will speak, against an Orkish…

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An unusual case of self-defense

Woman draws gun on neighbor, holds him, after she discovers him raping her pit bull, he announces that ISIS sent him to do the deed, and tells her that she will die the moment she kills him. Understatement of the…

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More on anti-NRA ebola nonsense

A while back I posted on MSNBC’s poppycock claim that NRA was somehow responsible for Ebola’s menace, since NRA had blocked the nomination of an anti-gun Surgeon General and that somehow impaired our response. When an agency has no top…

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SAF files against Illinois yet again….

SAF, Illinois Carry, and Illinois State Rifle and Pistol have filed Culp v. Madigan (C. D. Ill.), challenging a feature of the new handgun carry permit system, adopted in the wake of prior legal challenges. The new system, for reasons…

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Extraordinary

Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Info lawsuit regarding ATF’s operation "Fast and Furious," which ran guns to Mexican drug cartels. The DoJ just asserted executive privilege as a reason for withholding communications to and from Mrs. Eric Holder….

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Shootout in Ottawa

Gunman storms the Canadian Parliament building — and finds the Master at Arms is indeed armed. Nice shooting. The only thing that stopped a bad guy with a gun was a good guy with a gun….

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