Tag Archives: gun rights


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 …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of the Lawyers.com Criminal Law Newsletter

Can You Go to Jail For Downloading Movies? Megaupload, the file sharing service shut down by the U.S. government in January, is fighting for its life to avoid prosecution. Meanwhile, the millions of people who used it have good reason to be nervous, wondering if they will be sued for illegally downloading copyrighted movies. Find Out More…   Guns Deadlier Than Cars In 10 States With gun deaths on the rise nationally, including high-profile shootings like that of Trayvon Martin, gun …

Read More Leave a Comment

Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Josh Crank  
Gun-Toting Michigan Teen’s Arrest Angers Gun Rights Advocates

What does it mean to “brandish” a firearm? A Michigan jury will have to answer that question in next month’s trial of 18-year-old Sean Combs, who was arrested in April after being stopped by police while carrying a loaded M-1 Garand rifle strapped to his back. An armed Combs was walking with his girlfriend through downtown Birmingham, an affluent Detroit suburb with a popular nightlife district. It was about 10 p.m. on a Saturday and sidewalks were crowded when police …

Read More Leave a Comment

Pro-Gun Activists Demand Permitless Carry of Concealed Weapons

Amid the controversy over the spread of Stand Your Ground gun laws and their role in the death of Trayvon Martin, gun rights activists are pushing for even fewer restrictions on firearms through a status they call “Constitutional Carry.” Constitutional Carry would sanction individuals to carry weapons concealed or openly with no permit Push for federal law to force states to honor other states’ looser gun laws Next step is “Diplomatic Carry” allowing gun owners to pack heat in schools, …

Read More Leave a Comment