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Split Supreme Court Rules Gun Owners Who Purchase Firearms For Others Are Felons.

Split Supreme Court Rules Gun Owners Who Purchase Firearms For Others Are Felons.

CORRECTION: We originally stated that buying a firearm as a gift for someone else would violate the law according to this decision. ATF Form 4473 includes a carve-out for gift purchases. We’ve struck out the […]

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DODGED: SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Drake

The United States Supreme Court has decided that having a coherent Second Amendment policy applied across the entire United States just makes far too much sense, and so they have declined to hear Drake v. Jerejian. […]

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SCOTUS: Still no decision on Drake v. Jerejian

We noted last week that Drake v. Jerejian is a near-perfect candidate for a U.S. Supreme Court case, as it pits rulings in different appellate courts against one another. It begs for a remedy from the highest […]

SCOTUS To Decide On Whether To Hear “Right To Carry” Case Friday

SCOTUS To Decide On Whether To Hear “Right To Carry” Case Friday

The Ninth Circuit has twice ruled against California’s “good cause” handgun permitting scheme as unconstitutional. The Third Circuit has ruled that New Jersey’s similar “justifiable need” provision is constitutional. These rulings clearly conflict. This sets […]

Supreme Court: No Guns For Any Domestic Violence Offenders

Supreme Court: No Guns For Any Domestic Violence Offenders

The United States Supreme Court is dropping the hammer on domestic violence offenders. In a unanimous 9-0 decision, the Court decided that anyone convicted of felony or misdemeanor domestic violence is barred from owning a […]

Are a trio of “bearing arms” cases headed to the U.S. Supreme Court?

Are a trio of “bearing arms” cases headed to the U.S. Supreme Court?

We’ve found two interesting news items relating to federal court cases this morning, particularly regarding cases of not just keeping arms, but bearing them in public. First, a pair of cases from Texas and Louisiana: The […]

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds juvenile concealed handgun ban

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds juvenile concealed handgun ban

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that a 2012 revision to the state’s version of the right to keep and bear arms does not mean that juveniles (which they define as those younger than 17 […]

Abramski case before the Supreme Court could end tyrannical drive for “universal background checks”

Abramski case before the Supreme Court could end tyrannical drive for “universal background checks”

The United States Supreme Court seems poised to smack down the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for attempting to create laws on it’s own in a case known as Bruce J. Abramski v. […]

The Limits of Liberty and The Law

The Limits of Liberty and The Law

In a recent article on the Dick Metcalf controversy, a number of readers suggested that I might clarify my views on what restrictions on the Second Amendment were appropriate.  And so I shall.  This, the […]

Utah joins challenge to federal age discrimination in handgun sales

Utah joins challenge to federal age discrimination in handgun sales

It looks like a federalism battle is shaping up., Is the U.S. Supreme Court is going to decide another Second Amendment case for the good guys? Utah has joined 22 states in a court brief […]