- Second Amendment Foundation: Restrictions ‘should be down for the count’
- This is a revised, updated version of a post originally written on April 21, 2015.
Columnist Eugene Volokh wrote in the Washington Post on April 20, 2015: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?” We provided Volokh with a list of such cases, which he used.Continue reading “Cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped mass public shootings and other mass attacks”
California has every gun law the Democrats are pushing on the federal level but none of it prevented 19-year-old John Earnest from allegedly opening fire in Congregation Chabad in Poway.Continue reading “Stringent California gun controls failed to stop synagogue attack”
President Trump referenced the November 13, 2015, Paris attack, where armed terrorists shot and killed 130 unarmed concert goers and revelers.Continue reading “Donald Trump to NRA: Concealed carry can thwart heinous attacks”
Working in the field of personal defense, I make an effort to keep informed about defensive techniques, equipment and training. The most-obvious thing I see is that there is a lot of good gear and ideas out there. However, it is also obvious that there are some folks who, though they seem well-meaning, come up with some faulty information and ideas. It is important for us not to be too critical of this sort of thing. After all, we went through the learning process to develop our defensive skills and training, too. With that in mind, here are a few defensive mistakes that occur from time to time.Continue reading “5 critical mistakes made by defensive gun owners”
A study on state-level gun control laws in the U.S. shows that bans on “high-capacity” magazines and “assault weapons” do not lower homicide rates.Continue reading “Study: ‘Assault weapon’ and magazine bans do not lower homicide rates”
A federal judge in California on Friday ruled against the Golden State’s ban on gun magazines that are able to hold more than 10 rounds.Continue reading “Judge blocks California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds”
Today, an Illinois judge in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court for Lake County, IL, ruled for gun owners in the case of Guns Save Life, Inc. v. Village of Deerfield. The order issued today permanently blocks enforcement the Village of Deerfield’s gun ban.Continue reading “Illinois judge permanently blocks Deerfield’s ‘assault weapon’ and magazine possession bans”
New York, being opposed to citizens having the ability to adequately defend themselves, either within our outside their homes, has had a longtime ban on the possession of electronic dart (TASER) and stun guns. Owning one is a misdemeanor and displaying or threatening to use one is a felony.
But not any more. In a decision announced today, US District Court Judge David N. Hurd has struck down the state’s ban under the Heller decision, ruling that the prohibition is a violation of the Second Amendment.
As Judge Hurd wrote …
New York’s sweeping prohibition on the possession and use of tasers and stun guns by all citizens for all purposes, even for self-defense in one’s own home, must be declared unconstitutional in light of Heller. To be clear, this conclusion does not foreclose the possibility that some restriction(s) on the possession and/or use of tasers and stun guns would be permissible under the Second Amendment. Other states have already done this. See, e.g., WIS. STAT. § 941.295(2g)(b) (permitting possession of “electric weapon” in home or place of business). New York might consider doing so as well.
Therefore, it is
- Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment is GRANTED;
- Defendant’s cross-motion for summary judgment is DENIED;
- New York Penal Law § 265.01(1), as applied to “electronic dart guns” and “electronic stun guns,” is an unconstitutional restriction on the right to bear arms; and
- Defendant, his officers, agents, servants, employees, and all persons in active concert or participation with the New York State Police are hereby ENJOINED from enforcing New York Penal Law § 265.01(1) as applied to “electronic dart guns” and “electronic stun guns.”
This is entirely consistent with previous rulings regarding stun guns.
Source: Dan Zimmerman, TheTruthAboutGuns.com
On Monday Gov. Matt Bevin (R) signed legislation making the Second Amendment the only concealed carry permit needed in Kentucky.Continue reading “Matt Bevin eliminates concealed permit requirement in Kentucky”