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Posted 2 years ago in Crime gun rights by Aaron Kase  
More Gun Laws Means Fewer Gun Deaths, Study Says

States with more gun-related laws in place see fewer gun-related deaths, according to a study released last week by the Journal of American Medical Association. The research was accompanied by an editorial cautioning that the data shows correlation, not causation, and couldn’t be considered comprehensive due to the number of variables involved. According to the findings, states with the most gun laws have a rate of firearm-related fatalities, including murders and suicides, that is 42 percent lower than states with …

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Posted 2 years ago in Editors Picks Government gun rights Video by John McCarthy  
Ilinois Faces Deadline for Concealed Carry Gun Law [Video]

  Illinois is the only state with a total ban on allowing gun owners to carry their weapons in public. But a federal court recently threw out this law as going too far, and violating the Second Amendment. Now, the Illinois legislature has a looming deadline to pass a concealed carry weapon statute that’s less restrictive. With the strong emotional differences in the fight over guns, state lawmaking has become a house divided. Lawyers.com supervising producer John McCarthy’s presents the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Editors Picks gun rights Litigation by Betsy Kim  
Billions of Dollars and Millions of Guns [Infographic]

Why is it so hard to enact any kind of gun law? Because they interfere with a massively profitable arms industry.  The continuing debate over Second Amendment rights and gun control have overlooked the fact that the real issue is how much money is at stake. Americans buy more guns than anyone else on the planet, making the U.S. the target market for the arms industry. The gun corporations bankroll the NRA, according to a report by the Violence Policy …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Editors Picks by Larry Bodine  
Court Rules There is No Right to Carry a Concealed Weapon

In a sweeping ruling, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that there is no Second Amendment right to carry a concealed firearm in public. The broad wording of the decision in Peterson v. Martinez creates a far-reaching national precedent against carrying a loaded handgun outside the home. The case began on a narrow point – a challenge by a Washington State man against Colorado’s law to issue CHL permits (“Concealed Handgun License”) only to state residents. But the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime gun rights by Larry Bodine  
New Jersey One-Gun Law Upheld, Setting a Precedent

This article first appeared on the Huffington Post. New Jersey’s law that limits handgun purchases to one per month was just upheld by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, creating a federal law foundation for other states to follow. So far, California and Maryland have one-gun-a-month laws along with the Garden State, which has among the strongest gun laws in the country. The challenge to the New Jersey One Gun law came from a unit of the NRA, the …

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