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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 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 8 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 8 months ago in Criminal Law gun rights by Josh Crank  
Pistol-Packing Patron Shoots Armed Waffle House Robber

A would-be armed robber who police say brandished a gun inside a suburban Atlanta Waffle House was shot by an off-duty security guard who was dining at the counter. The security guard, Chad Pollard, was grabbing a 2 a.m. bite with his friend, off-duty Atlanta Police officer Jonathan Sutton. That’s when 21-year-old Ashton MacAfee entered the restaurant with a black bandana concealing his face. He flashed a silver handgun and ordered the cashier to empty the register before pointing his …

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