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Florida Supreme Court Upholds Penalty Provision in State Preemption Statute

Florida’s highest court on Jan. 19 upheld the penalty provision in the state’s preemption statute, which holds local officials accountable by directly fining them for knowingly passing preempted ordinances. Like many states, Florida sought to have a uniform system of firearms laws and passed a preemption statute. But in 2011, after many lawsuits were filed against localities challenging preempted...

BREAKING: Cincinnati Files Suit Over Preemption, Intends to Enact Gun Control Laws

Despite the fact that the Ohio Supreme Court in 2010 ruled that Ohio's preemption law on firearms is constitutional, and despite recently losing a lawsuit over firearms ordinances , the city of Cincinnati has decided to again waste its citizens' tax dollars and re-litigate settled law. On Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, the city of Cincinnati filed a complaint against the state of Ohio for declaratory and...

Homicide Data Show No Justification for Blanket Citizen Disarmament

"Murders in US Are very concentrated, and they are becoming even more so," a new paper by economist and author John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center demonstrates. "Most counties experience no murders, a smaller set where there are a few murders, and then a tiny set of counties where murders are very common." "Murder isn't a nationwide problem. It's a problem in a small set of urban...

‘Constitutional Carry’ bill introduced in Florida

Florida House Speaker Paul Renner, R-Palm Court, along with sponsors from the House and Senate introduced HB 543 Monday morning, a “Constitutional Carry” bill that Renner said gets “rid of the need for a government permission slip” to carry a concealed handgun. The lawmakers were accompanied by Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, president of the Florida Sheriff’s Association and other Florida...

Columbus leaders' hypocrisy: We won't follow law, but you must follow ours

Columbus city officials expect its residents and businesses to abide by the city's new firearms ordinances or suffer the consequences of fines, jail time or both. Yet those same extremist officials appear willing to ignore state law and a 2010 Ohio Supreme Court ruling — the former clearly stating municipalities have no home-rule authority to enact "general laws" related to firearms, and now...

Gun News Roundup - January 28, 2023

Fighting for Second Amendment rights, and exercising those rights freely and effectively, starts with being informed. Here's a quick roundup of important stories in the news recently: Lawsuit backed by NRA-ILA challenges Illinois' extremist firearms, magazine bans NSSF also among Illinois lawsuit plaintiffs Illinois sheriff James Mendrick refusing to enforce new gun laws NSSF praises Texas AG's...

Vote for Linda Walker for re-election to the NRA Board of Directors

Dear Fellow Second Amendment Brothers and Sisters, and NRA Members, My name is Linda Walker and I am asking for your vote for re-election to the NRA Board of Directors. In 2011, when I ran for the NRA Board of Directors the first time, I ran on the platform of bringing more women into the Second Amendment fold. Not just as shooters, but supporters to the Second Amendment as a whole. I realized...

Firing a shotgun into the air, shooting to wound and other dangerous ideas

When Joe Biden announced last week that police should shoot to wound rather than shoot to stop the threat, most people ignored his crazy ideas and considered them merely the rantings of an 80-year-old man likely suffering from dementia, who has lived most of his adult life in a bubble surrounded by armed protective details. But when Rob Pincus told FOX News he supported Biden's ideas, even...

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