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Posted 8 months ago in Consumer Law Government gun rights by Betsy Kim  
For ALEC Money Talks with Gun Laws [Infographic]

Click here to read more Lawyers.com coverage of ALEC and the organization’s anti-consumer agenda. Protesters demonstrated at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual meeting at the Palmer House in Chicago. Organized as a non-profit, the group connects powerful corporations with state legislators, drafting model legislation, working to influence law and policy to further the agenda of corporate interests. Approximately 98 percent of ALEC’s funding comes from corporations, corporations’ foundations and trade associations, according to its 2009 IRS Form 990. …

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Posted 9 months ago in gun rights Video by Betsy Kim  
Newsbreak: North Carolina Mixes Booze and Guns [Video]

    In today’s Newsbreak, Editorial Director of Lawyers.com Betsy Kim provides a round-up of developments in state gun laws. Colorado, the scene of last year’s horrific movie massacre, has limited ammunition magazines to 15 rounds. The state is also expanding background checks to private and online sales. A majority of Colorado sheriffs have signed onto a lawsuit that opposes these measures. Don’t pick a fight in a bar in North Carolina, because the law allows people with gun permits …

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Posted 9 months ago in Crime gun rights Your Job & The Law by Betsy Kim  
Your View on Alabama’s Guns in the Parking Lot Law [Poll]

As of Aug. 1, Alabama’s new gun law went into effect. It allows people who have concealed carry weapons permits to keep pistols locked in their cars at work, even if the employer has a policy forbidding employees from bringing their guns to work. People with hunting licenses can keep unloaded rifles and shotguns locked in their vehicles at work during hunting season. The firearms must be stored out of sight. Supporters of the law say it helps secure Second …

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Posted 9 months ago in gun rights Video by Greg Presto  
Who Is the Second Amendment Foundation? [Video]

  The Second Amendment Foundation. a group far less known than the National Rifle Association and with a fraction of the NRA’s resources, is a major player in defining the right to bear arms, through litigation. Lawyers.com videojournalist Greg Presto interviewed Alan Gottlieb, who founded the Second Amendment Foundation in 1974.  Alan says his group has expanded gun rights for Americans and have had more court victories, outnumbering all the cases filed by all the other gun rights groups combined. …

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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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