A California state court issued an important ruling in the NRA and CRPA supported case of Gentry v. Becerra, holding DOJ accountable for its historical mismanagement and misuse of DROS (dealer record of sale) account funds.
Current Justice Department leadership and Boyd should be commended for their forceful statement on this matter. This unequivocal repudiation of Operation Chokepoint should make a return to such political persecution unpalatable for all but the most debased public official.
Justice Department to End ‘Operation Choke Point’
The 2016 compilation of legislative policies of the ABA includes a raft of gun control proposals. In it, the ABA advocates for outmoded gun control measures, such as limits on the sale and possession of affordable handguns and waiting periods
police said a witness saw a suspect on the property, felt threatened, and fired a shot at the suspect.
The Ogle County Sheriff's Office says a homeowner held a suspect at gunpoint until police arrived during a burglary Tuesday afternoon.
A Cellular Connection store clerk with a permit to carry shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect Thursday morning in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.
Just as many in the Democratic Party are seeking to moderate their message in order to once again compete as a national political party, some high-profile Democrats are urging the party to lurch further left with an even firmer embrace of gun control. On June 13, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) addressed those gathered at the “progressive” Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta, Ga. In her usual frenzied style, Warren used the forum to attack those Democrats who would moderate the party’s message, including those who would temper the party’s stance on guns.
The Arizona State Supreme Court struck down a Tucson city ordinance that allowed for the destruction of confiscated or forfeited firearms.
The National Rifle Association will award Georgia State Representative John Meadows the Defender of Freedom Award at a ceremony at the Georgia State Capitol Building on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.
We recently reported on claims that “gun safety advocates” in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services have given a U.S. Marine Corps. veteran an untenable choice: custody of his grandson or his constitutional right to possess a loaded firearm. Now, from Texas – of all places – comes a similar tale of a police chief who was told he could receive medical care from a Woodlands ear, nose & throat clinic … but only if he took off his duty sidearm and left it outside the building.
The Justice Department has committed to ending a controversial Obama-era program that discourages banks from doing business with a range of companies, from payday lenders to gun retailers. The move hands a big victory to Republican lawmakers who charged that the initiative — dubbed "Operation Choke Point" — was hurting legitimate businesses.
On Thursday, the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously held that the state was within its authority to prohibit cities and counties from routinely destroying firearms obtained through forfeiture or as unclaimed property. State law holds that political subdivisions must instead (subject to certain exceptions) recirculate the firearms through legitimate channels of commerce, just as they do with other types of valuable property. The case represents the latest battle in an effort dating back nearly two decades to prevent anti-gun localities from undermining the pro-gun policies of the state legislature.
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that Tucson does not have the right to ignore state law when it comes to what they do with confiscated weapons. The ruling broadly affects the state's 19 charter cities, who have argued that the Arizona Constitution gives them control over local matters, regardless of state law. The court narrowed that control, saying it doesn't apply to police matters such as weapons. The ruling also strengthens the Legislature's ability to punish cities by withholding millions of dollars in aid if local officials enact policies that conflict with state law.
At the request of Public Health, Seattle & King County, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries has released a “first draft” of a new statewide regulatory scheme targeting lead and lead exposure in the workplace. As drafted, these proposed regulations will impose complicated and expensive burdens on shooting ranges and retailers, potentially making it difficult for many to continue operations.
Yesterday, Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 719A. Based on a California law enacted in 2014, SB 719A will create a so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) that could be obtained by a law enforcement officer, family member, or household member in an ex parte hearing to deprive someone of their Second Amendment rights without due process of the law.
On Monday, August 21, the California Legislature will reconvene from Summer recess. Below is the status on the firearm-related bills still moving through the legislative process. Please send an email to your state legislators respectfully urging them to OPPOSE AB 7, AB 424, SB 464 and SB 497.
A homeowner fired at a man who allegedly kicked in his door just before noon Wednesday, Newton County police said.
Resolution 118B urges state and local governments to enact laws and regulations authorizing courts to issue gun violence restraining orders, including ex parte orders that don’t require the presence of the targeted person.
“You may or may not agree with the Second Amendment, but it is not up to Uber to unilaterally decide drivers’ constitutional rights or their rights under this law,” said Mejia’s attorney, Elizabeth Beck of Miami-based Beck & Lee Trial Lawyers.