Fears firearms registry has been cracked by criminals
Fifty firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition have been stolen from registered New South Wales gun owners in the past 16 days, prompting fears the firearms registry has been compromised.
Oral Arguments Presented in Shepard v. Madigan
Fairfax, Va. – Oral arguments have been presented in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Shepard v. Madigan. The case involves lead plaintiff Mary Shepard, an Illinois resident and a trained gun owner with no criminal record, who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun in both Utah and Florida. The National Rifle Association is funding this case. The Illinois State Rifle and Pistol Association is a co-plaintiff in this case.
Louisiana Pro-Gun Constitutional Amendment Passes State Legislature
Fairfax, Va. – The Louisiana Senate has passed Senate Bill 303, a constitutional amendment protecting the right to keep and bear arms, by a 34 to 4 vote. This bill passed in the state House by a 77 to 22 vote last week and will now be placed on the ballot in November for voters to ratify. If approved by voters, it will be the most cogent and comprehensive pro-Second Amendment state constitutional amendment in the nation. Forty-four states have provisions in their constitutions protecting the right to keep and bear arms.
Venezuela bans private gun ownership
Under the new law, only the army, police and certain groups like security companies will be able to buy arms from the state‑owned weapons manufacturer and importer.
A pioneering gun rights case comes to a close
The final chapter of a trailblazing Second Amendment lawsuit appears to have been written. Yesterday a full panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued its decision in Nordyke v. King, upholding an Alameda County, California gun control ordinance regulating gun shows at the county fairgrounds. The case first originated more than a decade ago when gun show promoters Russell and Sallie Nordyke filed a Second Amendment challenge against the county’s 1999 ban on the possession of firearms on county owned property, a law enacted primarily to prevent any guns from being sold at the fairgrounds. The Nordykes’ suit didn’t really pick up steam until 2008, however, when the U.S. Supreme issued its decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which struck down Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban and ruled definitively that the Second Amendment secures an individual right, not a collective one, to keep and bear arms.
After 13 Years, Ninth Circuit Nordyke Ruling Allows Gun Shows On Alameda County Fairgrounds
On June 1, 2012 an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling in Nordyke v. King.
Young Texans Rise to the Challenge in Important Second Amendment Case
In late May, the NRA sent out a request for 18 to 20-year-old Texas NRA members interested in being plaintiffs in our ongoing lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the federal prohibition on young adults purchasing handguns from federally licensed firearm dealers.
SWAT rampage destroys Iraq vet’s home over guns
While Army Sgt. Matthew Corrigan was sound asleep inside his Northwest D.C. home, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was preparing to launch a full-scale invasion of his home. SWAT and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams spent four hours readying the assault on the English basement apartment in the middle of the snowstorm of the century.The police arrested the veteran of the Iraq war and searched his house without a warrant, not to protect the public from a terrorist or stop a crime in progress, but to rouse a sleeping man the police thought might have an unregistered gun in his home.
Sen. Moran amendment accepted to protect Second Amendment rights of Americans
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced an amendment today to protect the rights of American gun owners from the effects of a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Second Amendment Sovereignty Act passed in committee today and would prevent the Obama Administration from negotiating an Arms Trade Treaty that restricts in any way Americans’ Second Amendment rights, or that regulates the domestic manufacture, possession or purchase of firearms and ammunition – therefore restricting the lawful private ownership of firearms in the United States.