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Some Marines Get OK To Carry Concealed On Base - December 31, 2019

Marine Corps law enforcement personnel who meet specific federal qualifications are now authorized to carry their own concealed firearms on base; even when off duty, a three-star general announced.

Marine Corps law enforcement professionals can now carry privately owned weapons "for personal protection not in the performance of official duties," a new service-wide message released Tuesday states.

While the new rules apply only to Marine law enforcement personnel, Lt. Gen. George Smith Jr., head of Marine Corps Plans, Policies and Operations, indicated that additional concealed carry policies could be in the works.

"[Headquarters Marine Corps] will continue to develop policy to address the total force requirements for the carry, transport, and storage of concealed [personally owned firearms] aboard Marine Corps property," he wrote.

The moves follow two recent fatal shootings on separate Navy installations -- one in Hawaii and another in Florida. The attacks killed six and prompted a Navy Department-wide review of safety measures.


Attorney Generals From 21 States Ask Supreme Court To Strike Down Maryland Concealed Carry Law - December 25, 2019

A coalition of 21 state attorneys general is asking the Supreme Court to strike down a Maryland law that denies concealed carry permits unless applicants can convince local officials they have a "good and substantial reason" to be granted one by local authorities.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, a Republican, and the other state officials filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court Dec. 18 in a case cited as Malpasso v. Pallozzi. Morrisey and the others want to expand the scope of protection afforded to gun ownership rights after the high court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller (2010), that the right to possess a firearm is an individual right, and in McDonald v. Chicago (2012), that the right of an individual to "keep and bear arms" applies to the states.

Apart from West Virginia, the other states that participated in the brief are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and Utah.


FPC Files Emergency Injuction Against Pennsylvania State Police - December 20, 2019

Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a petition and emergency motion in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania seeking an injunction against Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Commissioner Colonel Robert Evanchick following Attorney General Josh Shapiro's press release and unlawful gun ban opinion mandating that PSP treat non-firearm objects and materials as regulated firearms. The court filings are available at pafirearmcase.com and FPCLegal.org.

Along with Attorney General Shapiro publishing his misguided December 16 opinion, the PSP modified its “Instant Check System” website to include a new rule the Commissioner apparently began enforcing on December 16. The rule in pertinent part says that, "[a]s of 12-16-19, the sale of partially-manufactured (often referred to as 80%) frames and receivers and kits which include the same, requires a background check through the Pennsylvania Instant Check System, in accordance with the Attorney General's binding opinion and applicable requirements within the [Uniform Firearms Act]. No sales may occur by a licensed firearms dealer without such a check. PSP is not yet ready to process such checks. . ."

Petitioners include Landmark Firearms LLC of Newville, Pennsylvania, US Rifle, LLC of Dublin, New Hampshire, Polymer80, Inc. of Dayton, Nevada, and FPC. Representing the petitioners are Joshua Prince, Chief Counsel of Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., and FPC Director of Legal Strategy Adam Kraut.

"PSP Commissioner Evanchick’s unprecedented actions to conspire with Pennsylvania Governor Wolf and Attorney General Shapiro and turn law-abiding Pennsylvania residents and others into criminals with a stroke of a pen defies the Pennsylvania Constitution and the rule of law," said Prince. "As the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declared, our State Constitution protects against the arbitrary exercise of unnecessary and uncontrolled discretionary power, and only the Pennsylvania General Assembly has the power to make law. It is truly a sad day for our Commonwealth when our top elected officials, who swear an oath to uphold and defend the Pennsylvania and U.S. Constitutions violate them with both impunity and zeal."


Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Against Cities Over Carrying On Busses - December 14, 2019

Wisconsin's capital city must allow passengers to carry hidden weapons on buses, the state Supreme Court said Tuesday in siding with a gun rights group that local governments cannot trump the state's concealed-carry law.

The ruling from the high court's conservative majority could provide fodder for gun advocates to challenge local governments' weapon policies they feel are tougher than the state concealed-carry law. City of Madison attorney John Strange said the ruling puts passengers in danger.

"From a public safety perspective, the decision creates greater risk to passengers by allowing guns on moving and crowded buses," he said.

Wisconsin Carry, a gun rights group, challenged Madison's Metro Transit in 2014 after it prohibited a passenger with a concealed-carry license from bringing a gun on a bus. The group argued Metro Transit's policy prohibiting weapons of any kind on buses cannot supersede the state's concealed-carry law. Metro Transit adopted its rule in 2005.

The state appeals court sided with the city in 2015, saying that Metro Transit's rule did not amount to an "ordinance" or "resolution" banning concealed weapons, which the concealed-carry law prohibits. In overturning that ruling, the Supreme Court concluded that passengers can bring firearms or other type weapons on buses, as long as they follow other applicable laws.


Washington State Governor, AG Seek Assault Weapon and High Capacity Magazine Ban - December 13, 2019

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee are asking lawmakers to ban assault weapons and for new limits on "high capacity" magazines in an effort to combat mass shootings in Washington.

"It took just 32 seconds for an individual armed with a 100-round double-drum magazine and an AR-15-style weapon to shoot 36 people before he was killed by law enforcement," Ferguson said, referring to an August mass shooting at a Dayton, Ohio nightclub.

Ferguson, who has been pushing for these gun laws since 2016, says it doesn't make sense that the same rifle and magazine used to kill so many in Dayton are legal to buy in Washington state.

Inlsee has always been a big supporter of gun safety measures, but for the first time this session he is joining the AG in officially asking state lawmakers for the new gun regulations.

"We should be making it harder for those who want to inflict mass violence and destruction upon innocent people," Inslee said. "By limiting magazine capacity and banning assault weapons, we can work toward a day where no one in Washington state loses a friend or family members to senseless gun violence."


Virginia Legislators Float Prosecution Of Local Law Enforcement That Don't Enforce New Gun Laws - December 11, 2019

Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill say local police who do not enforce gun control measures likely to pass in Virginia should face prosecution and even threats of the National Guard.

After November's Virginia Legislature elections that led to Democrats taking control of both chambers, the gun control legislation proposed by some Democrats moved forward, including universal background checks, an "assault weapons" ban, and a red flag law.

Legal firearm owners in the state, however, joined with their sheriffs to form Second Amendment sanctuary counties, which declare the authorities in these municipalities uphold the Second Amendment in the face of any gun control measure passed by Richmond.

Over 75 counties in Virginia have so far adopted such Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions in the commonwealth, the latest being Spotsylvania County. The board of supervisors voted unanimously to approve a resolution declaring that county police will not enforce state-level gun laws that violate Second Amendment rights.

Virginia Democratic officials, however, already say local law enforcement supporting these resolutions will face consequences if they do not carry out any law the state Legislature passes.

"I would hope they either resign in good conscience, because they cannot uphold the law which they are sworn to uphold, or they're prosecuted for failure to fulfill their oath," Democratic Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly told the Washington Examiner of local county police who may refuse to enforce future gun control measures. "The law is the law. If that becomes the law, you don't have a choice, not if you're a sworn officer of the law."


Lawsuit Filed To Stop Nevada Red Flag Law - December 5, 2019

A nonprofit conservative group has filed a lawsuit seeking to block implementation of Nevada's newly adopted "red flag" law before it takes effect next year.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Carson City District Court by NevadansCAN, a self-described "non-profit citizens action network" based in Henderson and led by Mary Rooney, a former Republican state Assembly candidate and a conservative activist. Attorneys representing the group are Alan Lefebvre and William Schuller of the Kolesar & Leatham law firm.

In a news release, Rooney and fellow plaintiff on the lawsuit Julie Chen Hereford called the law; which allows law enforcement and family members to petition a court to temporarily seize a person's firearms; a "government power grab." In addition to due process concerns, they also cited the Nevada Supreme Court's recent decision to require jury trials in misdemeanor domestic violence cases (made because of state laws requiring gun confiscation in those circumstances) meant that the "red flag" law was unconstitutional because the decision to seize a person’s firearms came from an individual judge and not a jury.

"A person accused of being a danger may not even be aware of the court action against him, and his guns can be forcibly taken by law enforcement and his premises searched," Rooney said in a statement. "Due process never enters into it."


US Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Of Case Against ArmsList - November 25, 2019

The daughter of a woman killed in a 2012 mass shooting will not be able to sue the operator of a firearms classified advertising website from which the killer illegally bought his gun after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear her appeal.

The justices left in place an April ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court that found that a federal law that shields website operators from liability for user content applied to Armslist LLC, the operator of Armslist.com.

Armslist is an Oklahoma-based website that allows users to post classified advertisements for firearms and related equipment. Potential buyers contact sellers directly.


Colorado Democrats Ready To Introduce More Anti-Gun Measures In 2020 - November 25, 2019

Having passed the red flag gun bill last year, the state legislature cannot become complacent on the issue of gun violence, argues state Rep. Tom Sullivan.

"It should be something that we discuss on a regular basis," said Sullivan, a Democrat from Aurora who championed the red flag bill, and whose son was murdered in the 2012 movie theater massacre. "You should see one or two of these types of bills being brought forward, year after year after year, so that collectively, after five or six bills, we've tightened things up."

Sullivan knows how some will interpret that statement: as a declaration of war on the Second Amendment. He insists that safe, responsible gun owners have nothing to fear. He and other Democrats said similar things last legislative session, but the red flag bill subjected them to a backlash that included a failed effort to recall Sullivan.

Nevertheless, gun-related legislation will be introduced next session, Sullivan assured The Denver Post in an interview last week.

"It's coming. It is. That's why I'm here," he said.

"I've made it clear to my colleagues that I will be standing up for this, and that I'm welcoming their participation as well. Many of them are joining me in starting to put together bill titles, in wanting to be involved."


Santa Clara County California Approves 'Safe Storage' Law - November 21, 2019

In the wake of a mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival last summer, Santa Clara County leaders this week approved a new gun control law that requires firearm owners to safely lock their weapons when not in arm's reach.

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance requiring the safe storage of firearms within residences on unincorporated county land. The new law requires firearms either be lawfully carried by residents, in their close proximity and control, or disabled with a trigger lock or in a locked container when left unattended. The storage requirements do not apply when firearms are carried outside of residences.

But regulating guns isn't so simple, especially in the unincorporated parts of the county. That's why Supervisor Dave Cortese worked to strike a balance with the law and take into consideration the needs of the rural communities.

County officials did not replicate laws already in effect in cities like Sunnyvale and San Francisco. Instead, they worked to tweak the language to consider both of the county's diverse urban and rural populations, such as making an exception for facilities that could be deemed “residences” during hunting trips or target practice.


Wisconsin County Becoming A 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County - November 16, 2019

Florence County, located in northern Wisconsin, is leaving it up to their sheriff not to enforce gun laws he deems unconstitutional. Some are calling it a 'sanctuary county' for the second amendment.

We'’re about one week away from gun-deer season and gun enthusiasts say they're glad local government is looking out for their rights. However, pro-gun control groups tell a sanctuary county is not only dangerous, it's also illegal.

"It's a really awesome thing hear that we've actually got local government standing behind the citizenry, and making sure that all of our rights are respected," said George Riggs, a gun enthusiast.

Florence County Supervisor Edwin Kelley says the county wanted to take a stand against potential legislation supported by Governor Tony Evers, namely a red flag law.


New Federal Bill Would Target Financial Institutions To Monitor Firearm Sales - November 15, 2019

It comes via Representative Jennifer Wexton, the Democrat who recently replaced Barbara Comstock in Northern Virginia. The obvious inspiration is Andrew Ross Sorkin's suggestion in the New York Times last year that financial institutions should reject or report gun purchases made on credit cards if they deem those purchases excessive, because some mass shootings have been committed with guns bought on credit.

The good news is that this is an actual bill in Congress, not liberals trying to enact gun controls through the financial industry that they couldn't pass into law, the way Sorkin envisioned. The bad news is that, well, it's still a terrible idea.

The bill is meant to get us to a place where the federal government's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and private institutions work together to monitor gun sales, with the latter reporting 'suspicious' firearm related activity to the former for investigation. The process starts with a 'request for information' from financial companies regarding the data they already collect. If that data isn't sufficient to monitor gun sales, and it isn't, Congress will receive a report detailing 'any barriers to obtaining the information.'


Colorado Supreme Court Weighs Undoing Magazine Capacity Law - November 13, 2019

Gun rights groups are urging the Colorado Supreme Court to follow guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the state’s ban on gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds.

In arguments before the state court Wednesday, the groups' lawyer, Barry Arrington, said that since the U.S. Supreme Court has found that the right to bear arms is a fundamental right, the state has a heavier burden to prove that the magazine limit is needed. He said they cannot meet that standard.

The law was passed in 2013, a year after the Aurora theater shooting, in an effort to limit the number of deaths in mass shootings. While large capacity magazines were used in the Columbine and Aurora shootings, Arrington said that have also been widely used by gun owners, with millions of them in existence when the law was passed.

The legal challenge brought by Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and the National Association for Gun Rights is based on the gun rights' provision in the Colorado Constitution, which expressly protects the right of people to be armed to defend their homes, property and themselves. Given that, Colorado Solicitor General Eric Olson told the justices they have the right to interpret the state's constitution on their own, noting that U.S. Supreme Court guidance changes over time.


US Justice Department Rools Out New Programs To Address Gun Violence - November 13, 2019

Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show when a defendant can’t possess a firearm because of mental health issues.

The push, known as Project Guardian, was unveiled at a news conference in Memphis, Tennessee, alongside officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, on the same day public impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump began in Washington.

As part of the program, U.S. prosecutors will coordinate with state and local law enforcement officials to consider potential federal charges when a suspect is arrested for weapons possession, is believed to have used a gun to commit a violent crime or drug-trafficking offense or is suspected of being a violent gang member.


Supreme Court Allows Sandy Hook Case To Go Forward - November 12, 2019

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.

The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms that argued it should be shielded by a 2005 federal law preventing most lawsuits against firearms manufacturers when their products are used in crimes.

The case is being watched by gun control advocates, gun rights supporters and gun manufacturers across the country, as it has the potential to provide a roadmap for victims of other mass shootings to circumvent the federal law and sue the makers of firearm.

The court's order allows the lawsuit filed in Connecticut state court by a survivor and relatives of nine victims who died at the Newtown, Connecticut, school on Dec. 14, 2012, to go forward.


Lake County Florida Declares Itself A 2nd Amendment Sanctuary City - November 10, 2019

A Florida county has become the first in the state to pass a resolution declaring itself a "Second Amendment Sanctuary" in support of gun rights.

The Lake County Commission in central Florida approved the measure last week in response to mandatory gun buyback proposals by Democrats running for president, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

The resolution, which passed by a 4-0 vote, says that Lake County's law-abiding gun owners are safe from having their firearms taken away. The county's other commissioner was absent, but expressed support for it.

Commissioner Josh Blake was quoted by the paper and other local media as saying that the resolution draws a line in the sand.

"It doesn't mince words, and I hope it sends a message to what can best be described as the authoritarian control freaks who see it as their job to forcibly disarm their fellow citizens."


Supreme Court To Weigh Taking Up Case Against Gun Industry - November 5, 2019

The Supreme Court will consider this week whether to hear a case seeking to pierce firearm manufacturers' legal immunity in the aftermath of shootings.

The case, Remington Arms Co. v. Soto, pits relatives of those killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting against Remington, the maker of the AR-15-style rifle used in the Dec. 14, 2012, massacre in Newtown, Conn. Twenty first graders and six educators died.

The lawsuit challenges a 2005 law protecting gun makers from legal liability when their weapons are used in crimes. The families argue that Remington violated Connecticut's Unfair Trade Practices Act by recklessly marketing the rifle to disturbed young men like the Sandy Hook gunman through product placement in violent video games and advertising pitches like "consider your man card reissued."


Florida Agriculture Commissioner Proposes Changes To Concealed Carry Laws - November 5, 2019

Florida has over two million people who have a concealed carry license but they could see changes as state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is proposing some changes to concealed carry laws.

With her department overseeing the application process to obtain a concealed weapons license, Fried is hoping to change the time period when it comes to renewal from seven years to five years. Fried also called for more training when a Floridian tries to renew their license.

"You've waited five to seven years. (People) haven't picked up your gun again. Haven't cleaned it. Haven't gone back to the range. The likelihood of you harming yourself if you need it increases," said Fried.


Oklahoma Supreme Court Denies Injunction To Stop Permitless Carry - November 1, 2019

he Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied Oklahoma Lawmakers their request for an emergency stay and injunction in the hopes to stop the new permitless carry law from going into effect tomorrow.

In February, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 2597 into law.

“We want to make sure that we let Oklahomans know that we are going to protect their rights to bear arms,” Stitt said.

The law allows Oklahomans who are over the age of 21 to carry a firearm without a permit. If you are in the military, you only have to be 18-years-old.

Sen. Kim David stressed that the bill doesn’t change federal background checks required by law to purchase a firearm, and private property owners will still have the right to allow or deny concealed or open carry on their premises.

“We allow for people in other states to be able to carry in this state without a permit,” David told News 4. “This bill simply allows law-abiding citizens that wish to carry a weapon to be able to do that in our state also without paying for the permit.”


Judge Declines Attempted Hold On Oklahoma Constitutional Carry - October 31, 2019

An Oklahoma County district judge on Wednesday declined to put on hold a law allowing people to carry a firearm without a permit or training.

House Bill 2597, which will allow "constitutional" or "permitless" carry, takes effect Friday. The state already has an open carry law on the books.

Passed last session, HB 2597 was the first bill signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt.

Rep. Jason Lowe, D-Oklahoma City, and others filed a lawsuit earlier this month after failing to get enough signatures on an initiative petition seeking to let voters decide whether to nullify or keep the law.

Lowe said opponents will file an appeal Thursday with the Oklahoma Supreme Court. He called the law dangerous and unconstitutional.

The case is before Oklahoma County District Judge Don Andrews. A hearing late Wednesday afternoon on a temporary injunction lasted less than 30 minutes.

Andrews ruled only on the request to put the law on hold, not the merits of the lawsuit.


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