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U.S. Justice Department Submits Brief in Support of Second Amendment

U.S. Justice Department Submits Brief in Support of Second Amendment U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- The United States Department of Justice has submitted an Amicus Curiae (friend of the court) brief on the New York Rifle and Pistol Club case. The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the case. It will likely be hearing oral arguments on the case in October of 2019. The brief, submitted by Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco, concludes the Supreme Court should reverse the appeals court ruling and hold t...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, New York City, Court, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Department Of Justice, District Of Columbia, Justice Department, Columbia, Second Amendment, U S Department of Justice, U S Justice Department, Heller, United States Department of Justice


Trump Admin. & Pro-Gun Others Lend Support on Pending Supreme Court Case

Opinion Trump Admin. & Pro-Gun Others Lend Support on Pending Supreme Court Case Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- As NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox reported in March, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up a challenge by an NRA state affiliate to a New York City gun control scheme that effectively prohibits lawfully licensed handgun owners from leaving the city with their own firearms. The plaintiffs in the case have raised a number of objections to the regime, the foremost of which is t...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, New York City, Court, West Virginia, Lawsuits, Louisiana, District Of Columbia, Doj, Trump, Nra, U S Supreme Court, National Rifle Association, Second Circuit, Heller


NRA Applauds Attorneys General & Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge

Opinion NRA Applauds Attorneys General & Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- The National Rifle Association applauded an amicus brief signed by twenty-four attorneys general and governors in support of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. New York City, an NRA-backed Supreme Court case challenging New York City's unconstitutional requirements limiting the right of law-abiding gun owners to transport firearms outside of their homes. The eff...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, New York City, Court, America, Louisiana, Nra, National Rifle Association, Jeff Landry, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Chris W Cox, New York State Rifle Pistol Association, Amicus Curiae Briefs


Radical Left Attacks & Tries To Silence Americans’ Support of Second Amendment

Opinion Part 6 Need to catch up? Read part Five here. Radical Left Attacks & Tries To Silence Americans' Support of Second Amendment New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the gov...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, California, Montana, Washington, Court, New York Times, Andrew Cuomo, Free Speech, Albany, Cuomo, U S Supreme Court, McDonald, Clarence Thomas, Heller


U.S. Supreme Court Must Strike Down New York City Gun Control Rule

U.S. Supreme Court Must Strike Down New York City Gun Control Rule and Tell Lower Courts to Enforce the Actual Text of Our Constitution’s Second Amendment, Argue Three Second Amendment Groups WASHINGTON, D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- Today, counsel for Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF), and The Calguns Foundation (CGF) have submitted an important brief with the United States Supreme Court calling for the City of New York’s unconstitutional firearm law to be struck dow...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Washington, New York City, Court, Chicago, United States, U S Supreme Court, McDonald, United States Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, Gene Hoffman, Heller, FPC, Jaffe


Lawyers for Hawaii Gun Carry Lawsuit File Supreme Court Brief in New York Case

“It is apparently just fine for him to be taken from his home country to fight in Vietnam with high powered weaponry but then to forbid him to carry a handgun outside his home for self-defense in Hawaii.” (Brief of Amicus Curiae George K. Young in Support of Petitioners) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “There is no question that the right to keep and bear arms extends outside the home,” attorneys Alan Beck and Stephen Stamboulieh argue in a friend of the court brief filed Tuesday in the Supreme Cou...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Court, Beck, Hawaii, Resistance, Vietnam, Young, George Young, Ninth Circuit, United States Supreme Court, Heller, David Codrea, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Attempted Undermining of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act ~ Williams v. Beemiller

Attempted Undermining of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act ~ Williams v. Beemiller Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The New York Supreme Court recently ruled that a man shot by a gang member did not have standing to sue the retailer that legally sold the gun.  The court has been winding its tortuous way through the process for over a decade. Williams was shot in 2005. Williams v. Beemiller is about injuries sustained from an assault committed by a New York High School gang on an innocent bystander, who w...
Tags: New York, Guns, Court, Department Of Defense, Williams, Arizona, Ohio, Gun Laws, Bernie Sanders, Brown, Protection of Lawful Commerce, United States Supreme Court, Daniel Williams, Bostic, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Brady Center


NRA Continues Backing Supreme Court Challenge to NYC’s Travel Ban

Opinion NRA Continues Backing Supreme Court Challenge to NYC’s Travel Ban Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) filed its main brief in the United States Supreme Court case NYSRPA, et al v. the City of New York and the New York City Police Department-License Division. The NRA supported case challenges a New York City ordinance that violates the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding New York City residents by restricting lawful travel with fire...
Tags: New York, Guns, NYC, New York City, Court, City, Chicago, Lawsuits, District Of Columbia, New York City Police Department, Nra, McDonald, Tom King, United States Supreme Court, Heller, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association


Gun Control Is A Myth: The Second Amendment Stands Strong Or Not At All – Part 1

Opinion Is loss of the Second Amendment a price too high? For Democrats it isn't. Just ask them. The Second Amendment: The Cornerstone Of American Liberty New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- “I know that the issue of gun control is hard. . . . I know it's political. I know it's controversial. I say to you, forget the extremists! It's simple — no one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer, and too many innocent people have died already! End this madness — now!” ~ Quotatio...
Tags: New York, Guns, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Court, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, Usa Today, Andrew Cuomo, Kamala Harris, Nra, Adam Lanza


California Judge Issued Stay on Magazine Ban to Protect Gun Owners

California Judge Issued Stay on Magazine Ban to Protect Gun Owners California, U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The Honorable Roger T. Benitez issued a stay on his own ruling to protect the hundreds of thousands of people who imported magazines into California while his ruling stood. He did that as a preemptive strike against the Ninth Circuit issuing a stay without the protection for those who had purchased magazines while it was in effect. He had a choice, issue the stay under his conditions, or ha...
Tags: Guns, California, Court, Department Of Defense, Arizona, State Of California, Second Amendment, State, Benitez, 9th Circuit, Randy, Ninth Circuit, Plaintiffs, United States Court of Appeals, LCMS, Xavier Becerra


Non Sequiturs: 04.14.19

* "How Tough-on-Crime Prosecutors Contribute to Mass Incarceration." My review of Emily Bazelon's new book, Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration (affiliate link). [New York Times Book Review] * When it comes to prosecutors, as former prosecutor Joel Cohen explains, it's all about discretion. [New York Law Journal] * Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.) defends Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins's exercise of her prosecutorial discretion -- and arg...
Tags: Books, Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Court, Sports, Tennis, Death Penalty, Capital punishment, Biglaw, Suffolk, Boston Globe, Prosecutors, John Roberts, Naomi Osaka


Democrats Expand the Number & Types of Prohibited Possessors, to Limit 2nd Amendment

Opinion Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- -The Democrats in the House of Representatives expanded the number of classes of people prohibited from exercising Constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights. Those prohibitions have been added to H.R. 1585, [this bill has now passed the House and goes on to the Senate] hijacking a re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act. The Act had not previously been used to restrict gun ownership. Speaker Nancy Pelosi added the ...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, Court, Department Of Defense, House, House Of Representatives, Arizona, Nancy Pelosi, Kennedy, Second Amendment, Trump, Nra, State


Trump Will Keynote NRA Leadership Forum at Indy Convention

President Donald Trump will once again headline the NRA convention, scheduled in Indianapolis April 26-28. He will keynote the Friday Leadership Forum. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- For the fifth year in a row, Donald Trump will be appearing at the National Rifle Association’s Leadership Forum during the organization’s 148th annual meetings and exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center – Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis on April 26, NRA has announced. NRA made the announcement Fri...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, California, White House, New York City, Court, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Fox News, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra


Federal Court Stays “Large-Capacity” Magazine Ruling

Magazine Bans U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday, Federal District Court Roger T. Benitez issued an order staying enforcement of the judgment in the NRA and CRPA supported case of Duncan v. Becerra. Last Friday, Judge Benitez issued a tremendous victory for gun owners, striking down California’s restrictions against the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer, receipt, and possession of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. Yesterday's ruling stays enforcement of the injunction a...
Tags: Guns, California, Senate, Court, Nra, Duncan, Benitez, Gun Rights News, Becerra, CRPA, California Rifle And Pistol Association, NRA ILA California, Magazine Bans, Roger T Benitez, Ammoland com Yesterday Federal District Court


Stay on Bump Stock Ban Enforcement against Plaintiffs Requested from Supreme Court

Stay on Bump Stock Ban Enforcement against Plaintiffs Requested from Supreme Court U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- An application to stay implementation and enforcement of the “bump stock” ban was filed Tuesday in the Supreme Court by attorneys for the appellants in the consolidated case of Guedes et al., v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, et al.  The request to Chief Justice John Roberts, as Circuit Justice for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Ci...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Court, Resistance, Chevron, Cornell, Henderson, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, The Supreme Court, District Court, Circuit Court, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, ATF


GOA Requests Stay of Enforcement of Bump Stock Ban at SCOTUS

Slide Fire Solutions Bump Stock Destruction Details Springfield, VA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun Owners of America (GOA) has requested that the Supreme Court issue a stay of enforcement of the bump stock ban. “We have been informed by the Court that the government has been asked to respond,” Erich Pratt, executive director of GOA said. “Then we will have an opportunity to respond. We are hoping for a decision soon.” “GOA opposes this ban for several reasons. First, the ban represents an arbitrary a...
Tags: Guns, Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court, Court, Goa, ATF, SPRINGFIELD Va, Gun Rights News, Gun Owners of America, Erich Pratt, AmmoLand com Gun Owners of America GOA, Bump-Stock Ban, Gun Owners Of America About Gun Owners of America


Judge Denies Fishing Expedition in State AG Anti 1st & 2nd Amendment case

Judge Denies Fishing Expedition in State AG Anti 1st & 2nd Amendment case U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- Judge Robert S. Lasnik, who ruled for a lawsuit by State Prosecutors against both the First and Second Amendments, refused to allow the prosecutors to bully people and organizations not parties to the lawsuit.  The ruling, given Judge Lasnik's history, was welcome. His decision came on Friday, 22 March, 2019.  From saf.org: BELLEVUE, WA – A U.S. District Court judge in Seattle has denied a motion...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Washington, Court, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Ferguson, Department Of Justice, Washington State, Seattle, First Amendment, Clinton, Second Amendment, U S District Court, U S State Department, Bob Ferguson


Illinois FOID Second Amendment Case Appealed to Illinois Supreme Court

Opinion llinois FOID Second Amendment Case Appealed to Illinois Supreme Court   Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- A very interesting Second Amendment case has developed in the Illinois state court system. The case challenges the requirement to qualify for, pay for, and have in possession, an Illinois Firearm Owner Identification card (FOID), to legally possess a firearm in the home for the purposes of self defense. The case is very clear. The Illinois court ruled the requirement to have an FOID was ...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Court, Department Of Defense, United States, New Jersey, Arizona, Illinois, Second Amendment, Brown, McDonald, District Court, Appellant, State Supreme Court, Heller, Illinois Supreme Court


Plaintiffs Granted Stay in Bump Stock Appeals

Opinion One of the few devices for which a stay has been granted. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- Named appellants in three consolidated cases challenging a final agency rule banning Bump-Stock-Type Devices were granted an administrative stay Saturday on relinquishing their property on the March 26 deadline by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.  Per the court order: [T]he effective date of the Bump-Stock Rule, 83 Fed. Reg. 66514 (Dec. 26, 2018), be administrat...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Court, Resistance, Fed, ATF, David Codrea, Firearms Policy Coalition, Gun Rights News, RKBA, Firearms News, Guedes, Bump Stocks, Institutional Appellants


NSSF Statement On Connecticut Supreme Court Ruling In Soto v. Bushmaster

NSSF Statement On Connecticut Supreme Court Ruling In Soto v. Bushmaster NEWTOWN, Conn. – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Connecticut Supreme Court recently reversed (4-3) a state Superior Court ruling and decided in Soto v. Bushmaster that the case can go forward based on the plaintiffs’ allegation that the defendants marketing and advertising of a legal product somehow violated Connecticut’s Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA). The Court’s split decision held that CUTPA fit within an exemption to the f...
Tags: Guns, Court, Connecticut, Lawsuits, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Robinson, Protection of Lawful Commerce, Superior Court, Soto, NSSF, Connecticut Supreme Court, Shooting Industry News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF, Bushmaster, Bushmaster NEWTOWN Conn AmmoLand


An Incremental Assault On The Second Amendment

Opinion An Incremental Assault On The Second Amendment New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- Of the enumerated fundamental, unalienable rights, Leftist politicians know, the one etched in the Second Amendment is most difficult to dislodge. But these politicians are tenacious. This assertion isn’t meant to be a compliment; merely an observation. Strong drives coupled with an equally strong will, lead one to act. Actions may be positive or perverse. Here, perverse. Leftists abhor the Second Amendment of...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, Senate, New York City, Court, States, Andrew Cuomo, Albany, Cuomo, State Government, State, Democratic Party, U S Supreme Court, Legislature, McDonald


FPC, FPF Announce Expedited Appeal in Bumpstock Ban Cases

FPC, FPF Announce Expedited Appeal in Bumpstock Ban Cases WASHINGTON, D.C. —-(Ammoland.com)- Today, attorneys for Firearms Policy Coalition and Firearms Policy Foundation filed opening briefs in their consolidated appeals with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the ongoing federal litigation challenging the confiscatory “bump-stock” ban rulemaking by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Copies of the briefs and related filings are available at BumpStockCase...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Court, United States, Gun Control, Department Of Justice, Trump, Harvard Law School, Tom, Whitaker, Court of Appeals, D C Circuit, ATF, Jeff Sessions


Constitutional law roundup

You don’t need to be a religious believer to think the Supreme Court should uphold the continued display of the Bladensburg war memorial cross [George Will/syndicated, ] Cato filed a brief in the case [Ilya Shapiro, Trevor Burrus, Patrick Moran, and Michael Finch on The American Legion v. American Humanist Association] “The Second Amendment In The New Supreme Court” [Federalist Society conference with Renee Lerner, Stephen Halbrook, Mark W. Smith, and others; Halbrook on the Court’s decision...
Tags: Taxes, Guns, Supreme Court, Law, Oregon, Court, Uncategorized, Constitutional Law, Religious Liberty, Eugene Volokh, George Will, Bladensburg, O'Keeffe, American Humanist Association, The American Legion, Ilya Shapiro


Supreme Court Takes Closer Look at NJ Second Amendment Case

Opinion Supreme Court Takes Closer Look at NJ Second Amendment Case Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- – Rodgers v. Grewal is a New Jersey Second Amendment case that has pushed through the court system of appeals. The petitioners are asking the Supreme Court to hear the case. The legal term is to ask the Court to grant a writ of Certiorari. The case is the next in a stream of Second Amendment cases over the last eight years. This case, like others, deals with the Second Amendment right to carry a weap...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, New York City, Court, Department Of Defense, New Jersey, Arizona, East Coast, Rogers, Second Amendment, McDonald, Rodgers, Ninth Circuit, Grewal, Heller


Going places

When one reads the obsolete phrase go to, go to, the meaning is still understood quite well. After to, one “hears” the word hell. However, directions vary, and the origin of the idioms beginning with go to is less trivial than it may seem. One goes to Bath, to Banff, to Jericho, to Hanover, to Halifax, to Husham, to Putney, to Tunbridge, to Freuchie, and probably to many other places with the same results. How did they get their ignominious reputation? I’ll offer a few remarks only about the idi...
Tags: Books, England, Court, Jerusalem, David, Oxford, Essex, Jordan, Halifax, Banff, Hanover, Jericho, Henry Viii, Henry, Joshua, Prussia


Second Amendment, Supreme Court, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, February 2019

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- For eight years after the McDonald v. Chicago decision, the Supreme Court refused to enforce the Second Amendment. President Trump has appointed two constitutionalist and originalist Justices, Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh. After those appointments, the  Supreme Court agreed to hear the first Second Amendment firearms case since McDonald:  New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. NYC. The official decision to accept the case was on 22...
Tags: Justice, Guns, Supreme Court, NYC, Court, Department Of Defense, Chicago, Arizona, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Executive Branch, Second Amendment, Trump, Ruth, Reuters, McDonald


Important Updates On New Jersey Lawsuits: Right To Carry & Magazine Ban Cases

By Daniel Schmutter, Esq. Important Updates On New Jersey Lawsuits: Right To Carry & Magazine Ban Cases New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs’s challenge to NJ’s unconstitutional carry laws is one of the next in line to be considered for possible acceptance by the U.S. Supreme Court. Our petition asking the Supreme Court for “certiorari” (to accept the appeal) in the carry permit lawsuit, Rogers v. Grewal, has been scheduled for a February 22, 2019 conf...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Court, Wyoming, New Jersey, District Of Columbia, Jim Crow, Rogers, Nra, U S Supreme Court, National Rifle Association, District Court, Third Circuit, Grewal, Heller, United States Court of Appeals


When will the Supreme Court hear NYSRPA v. the City of New York

When will the Supreme Court hear NYSRPA v. the City of New York New York, U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- In the first firearms related Second Amendment case to be heard in a decade, the Supreme Court granted a writ of Certiorari (decided to hear) the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. The City of New York. This case will have major ramifications for Second Amendment jurisprudence. New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, New York, No. 18-280 Issue(s): W...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, New York City, Court, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Second Amendment, Trump, Reuters, New York New York, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Gun Rights News


U.S Supreme Court To Hear New York Gun Case; Mainstream Media Visibly Worried

Opinion “Free” Press Flails Wildly As High Court Takes Up Restrictive Gun Measure. U.S Supreme Court To Hear New York Gun Case; Mainstream Media Visibly Worried New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- Much to the consternation of anti-gun proponents, main stream media and Democrat politicians the U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a Second Amendment case. On recently the High Court granted the petition in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, New York, 883 F.3d 45 (2nd Cir. ...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, New York City, Court, America, City, High Court, Chicago, United States, New York Times, Bill De Blasio, The New York Times, Usa Today, Andrew Cuomo, District Of Columbia


Common Semiautomatic Weapons Under Fire, from Democrat Congress

Opinion Common Semiautomatic Weapons Under Fire, from Democrat Congress New York – -(AmmoLand.com)-“It’s like déjà vu all over again.” ~ Yogi Berra If you asked your fellow Americans to point to one defining moment in our Nation’s recent history, many would likely mention the attack on our soil in 2001, for obvious reason. Some Americans might point to Barack Obama as U.S. President, but not for anything he carried out—if he carried out anything of benefit to this Nation and its people—but b...
Tags: New York, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Senate, Court, America, Barack Obama, European Union, High Court, United States, House, New York Times, Ohio, Harry Reid



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