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Posted 10 months ago in gun rights by Josh Crank  
Mississippi Upholds Open Carry Firearm Law

The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the state’s new open carry firearm statute, allowing the law to go into effect two months after a judge blocked it for being “unconstitutionally vague.” The new law, originally slated to go into effect July 1, defines what constitutes a concealed firearm and affirms the right of gun owners to openly carry a gun without a permit. The law was drafted in response to a 2012 opinion issued by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, who …

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Posted 10 months ago in gun rights by Michele Bowman  
The Blind Can Carry Guns in Public in Iowa

It seems too obvious to even be covered by a law: How can you legally carry a gun if you can’t see what you’re aiming at? But based on a law that went into effect two years ago, Iowans who are legally blind can get concealed carry permits and carry guns in public.    Legally Blind Not Addressed by Law Iowa in 2011 added a concealed carry provision to its gun laws, allowing people to secure permits if they meet …

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Posted 11 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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‘Guns at Work’ Laws Pit Gun Owners Against Employers

As of July 1, workers in Tennessee can legally store their guns in their vehicles while parked in their employers’ lots. The only question is whether they can be fired for it. When Gov. Bill Haslam signed the “guns in the trunk” law in March, Tennessee joined a growing number of states with statutes granting the right to leave guns inside locked vehicles. Prior to the new law, private businesses could post notices prohibiting firearm possession by employees, customers and …

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Posted 1 year ago in gun rights by Betsy Kim  
6 Good Reasons to Limit Loaded Guns in Public [Infographic]

In Woollard v. Gallagher, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that the Second Amendment does not provide an unbridled right to bear arms beyond a person’s home. Furthermore, states can enact laws that require gun permit holders to have good and substantial reasons to wear, carry or transport firearms. The Court pointed out that limiting the carrying of guns in public protects people and reduces crime for the reasons shown in the Lawyers.com infographic below:

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