A series of favorable legal decisions, pro-gun initiatives in state Legislatures, and August primary results offer Second Amendment advocates reason to be optimistic about November's mid-term elections.
But even as momentum turns against gun-control fascists and liberals, Aaron Zelman, president of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, warns that President Barack Obama will become increasingly more aggressive in pushing an anti-gun agenda with his new appointees, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, now seated on the Supreme Court.
A Utah company that manufactures products for gun ranges has joined the Second Amendment Foundation, the National Rifle Association, and two city residents in filing lawsuits against Chicago's latest handgun restrictions.
Chicago passed a new ordinance that bans shooting galleries and firearm ranges within the city limits,in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that left little doubt the city's 30-year handgun ban was unconstitutional.
First, the good news. Earlier this month the Senate passed H.R. 5552, the "Firearms Excise Tax Improvement Act of 2010," which will allow firearms and ammunition manufacturers to pay excise taxes quarterly as opposed to the current bi-weekly schedule. The bill, also known as the FAET, was applauded by Second Amendment advocates and conservationists as a major piece of pro-sportsmen legislation that will help firearm and ammunition manufacturers grow business and strengthen wildlife conservation funding.
The bill, which passed the House in July by an overwhelming 412-6 vote, was sponsored by the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus member and former Co-Chair Rep. Ron Kind.
Maryland suit challenges state's bizarre reasoning in denying renewed gun permit for home-invasion victim.
A Maryland lawsuit could prove to be the next significant legal battle in the defense of Second Amendment rights in the wake of Supreme Court rulings in 2008's District of Columbia v. Heller and this year's McDonald v. Chicago cases.
Allowing gun owners with concealed weapons permits to carry firearms into state Capitol buildings is a heated issue nationwide, but not in Texas, where those who work in Austin's statehouse have learned the fastest way to get through security is to carry a firearm.
No need to 'demonstrate' why you wish to exercise a Constitutional right.
The Second Amendment Foundation has joined a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed in New York, which demands a permanent injunction against a state law that requires applicants for gun permits to demonstrate ìgood cause.