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NRA Takes Concealed Carry Case to the Supreme Court

FAIRFAX, Va. - The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) has partnered with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) to ask the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to New York’s restrictive process for issuing concealed carry licenses. "As long as New York continues denying law-abiding gun owners their Second Amendment rights, the NRA will continue...

Representative Richard Hudson Reintroduces Bi-Partisan Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

he year 2020 saw Americans across political and demographic lines embrace their Second Amendment rights in unprecedented numbers. Last week, Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) reintroduced H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would give more meaningful effect to those rights by ensuring they stay intact as travelers crossed state lines. Forty-two states and the District of...

Ohio Supreme Court to weigh question of whether self-defense "burden shift" should be applied retroactively

The Gongwer News Service reported recently that the Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to weigh the question of whether the self-defense "burden shift" should be applied to incidents that occurred before the effective date of March 28, 2019. From the article : At issue is the case of Ladasia Brooks, who was charged with several crimes, including assault, after a June 5, 2018, incident at the home of...

Unprecedented Numbers Exercise 2A Rights in 2020

Millions of Americans exercised their Second Amendment rights for the first time in 2020. And, it’s easy to understand why. Bare shelves at local grocery stores fueled fears that the breakdown in supply chains would lead to a breakdown in our social order. Inmates released early to stem the spread of the virus within prisons and rising unemployment led to fears of a crime wave. Americans watching...

Akron homeowner defends own life during home invasion

The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that a homeowner used a firearm to defend himself when an armed intruder entered his home early Saturday morning. From the article : Demetrius Horton, 41, was shot by a homeowner on the 2200 block of Richmond Road after he broke into the house, according to police and the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office. Police responded around 5:45 a.m. Saturday...

Biden to Nominate Anti-Second Amendment Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General

At a news conference on January 7th, President-elect Joe Biden announced he will nominate U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General. Biden’s choice of a noted Second Amendment opponent to lead the Department of Justice is an overt assault on gun rights and gun owners. Following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in...

NSSF Applauds OCC Finalization of Fair Access Banking Rule

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The NSSF®, the firearm industry’s trade association, applauded the finalization of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) rule to end discrimination by financial service providers against the firearm industry and others. NSSF worked closely with the OCC, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to ensure banking and credit decisions are...

Ohio CHL-holder defends own life when two teens attempt armed robbery

WCMH (NBC Columbus) is reporting that an Ohio concealed handgun license (CHL) -holder was forced to defend his own life when two teens attempted an armed robbery. From the article : According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 7:42 p.m., Tuesday, officers were called to the E&E Market in the 700 block of E. Hudson Street on the report of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene,...

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