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Posted 8 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 8 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 9 months ago in gun rights by Aaron Kase  
Mentally Ill May Own Assault Rifles in South Carolina

South Carolina residents who have been adjudicated as mentally incompetent may possess long guns like shotguns and even assault rifles, a judge ruled recently, pointing to a language discrepancy in state law. The loophole came to light after Anthony Valentino was involuntarily hospitalized  last year for making claims that he would cause harm to himself and others, according to court documents. He spent five days under observation on a judge’s order, and police took three handguns and three long guns …

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Posted 9 months ago in Crime Government gun rights by Aaron Kase  
‘Stand Your Ground’ Means More Homicides

This is Part Four of our four-part series on Stand Your Ground Laws. Please see Part One: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Isn’t Making Anyone Safer [Video], Part Two: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Fails to Deter Crime, Part Three: Task Force Examines Racial Bias in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws. A study released this year by Texas A&M University economists found no decrease in crime in states that passed stand your ground laws, but rather a measurable increase in homicides. Stand Your Ground …

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Posted 9 months ago in gun rights by Aaron Kase  
Private Militia Patrols Public Land in Wisc. Northwoods

Private guards carrying what appear to be fully automatic assault weapons were spotted on public-access land in Wisconsin’s Northwoods recently, there to guard an iron ore mine drilling site from protestors. The Gogebic Taconite company has been exploring the Penokee Hills in Ashland and Iron counties to blast open a massive iron mine, taking advantage of laws passed this year in Wisconsin which rolled back environmental regulations. The land in question is private property that is managed as a public …

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