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Posted 12 months ago in gun rights by Aaron Kase  
Portland Loaded Gun Ban Upheld

The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld a Portland law that prohibits carrying loaded firearms in public in most circumstances.  The Emerald City has banned loaded guns for decades, as do several other municipalities in Oregon, but the statute recently came up against a Second Amendment court challenge in City of Portland v. Jonathan D. Christian. Christian was convicted of carrying two loaded handguns, as well as other weaponry, stemming from a 2008 incident outside a convenience store. He appealed his …

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Posted 12 months ago in gun rights by Aaron Kase  
Cops Make Largest Gun Bust in NYC History

The New York Police Department on Aug. 19 announced the confiscation of 254 guns that were smuggled into the city from the Carolinas on Chinatown buses, marking the biggest firearm bust in the force’s history. The weapons were purchased by an undercover police officer over a period of months. A Brooklyn hip-hop artist may have blown up the plot when he posted pictures of weapons and cash on Instagram. Rapper Matthew Best was arrested along with 18 other men in …

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Posted 12 months ago in Government gun rights by Larry Bodine  
Editor Sums Up Montana Gun Case in Politix Op-Ed

Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine authored the following article, published in Politix on Aug. 27, 2013. A federal court just struck down the Montana Firearms Freedom Act, which exempted local gun manufacturers from federal regulation and registration. This affects several other states that copied Montana’s law. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that only the Feds can regulate the making of firearms and ammunition for sale. That’s because locally-made guns could get out of the state and substantially affect …

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Posted 12 months ago in gun rights by Aaron Kase  
Appeals Court Tosses Montana’s Firearms Freedom Act

A federal appeals court Friday upheld a ruling against a Montana law that purports to exempt guns that are manufactured and traded within the state from federal firearm regulations. The Montana Firearms Freedom Act said that guns that never leave state borders need not be regulated under federal law, for purposes such as background checks or requirements that dealers be federally licensed.  Montana enacted the law in 2009, and similar statutes have since been passed in nine other states. The …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law gun rights by Betsy Kim  
Stand Your Ground Laws Hurt Blacks [Infographic]

Statistics show in murder trials, black defendants with white victims are more likely to be convicted than when it’s the other way around. The numbers also indicate the Stand Your Ground defense leads to harsher results for blacks compared to whites. The www.topcriminaljusticedegrees.com infographic below notes since 2005, in Non-Stand Your Ground states, white on black killings are justified 10 percent of the time, while in Stand Your Ground states, white on black killings are justified 17 percent of the …

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