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    Video Released of attack on Open Carrier in Mandeville, LA (Attacker Shot)

    On Monday, April 4th, about 11:00 a.m., a firearms instructor who was openly carrying a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, shot and killed Shawn Breland at a gasoline station and convenience store. Twelve days later, I wrote about the incident and published the article on Gun Watch and The Truth...
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    Legislature Moves to Ban Open Carry on Campus

    Campus carry is moving in Alaska. Many would argue that the campus regulations that forbid campus carry are already illegal. The State Constitution and the Alaskan preemption law are clear. Here is the opening paragraph of AS 29.35.145: (a) The authority to regulate firearms and knives...
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    How Texas Open Carry Activists Won

    The open carry activists did not win the open carry victory in Texas because of public opinion, at least not on the superficial and transitory image of public opinion that is usually measured. It was won because the activists developed means and methods to communicate around the elite...
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    What is happening with the repeal of the 48 hour waiting period? Rules Committee?

    I see that the repeal of the 48 hour waiting period to purchase a handgun from an FFL, has been referred to the rules committee (in the house AB 49, and in the Senate SB 35) for both chambers. It appears to have passed the Senate, but not the House. Does anyone know why it has gone to the...
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    Vote on SB 11, Campus Carry, Coming up next in Texas House 26 May, 2015

    Here is the link to the live stream of the Texas House. If SB 11 does not pass the third read in the House before midnight, it dies today. http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=9&event_id=1694
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    Minnesota Gun Law Reform Signed by Governor Dayton

    Under the new law, SF 878, Minnesotans will be able to legally purchase and own gun mufflers if they do so under the restrictions of federal law. It is a step forward. The law limits the ability of authorities to confiscate firearms during designated emergencies. The possession of a permit...
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    2A Northern Mariana Islands Amended Complaint Filed 22 April, 2015

    The second amendment lawsuit against the Government of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has been amended to include both JAMES C. DELEON GUERRERO, the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, and LARRISA LARSON, Secretary of the Department of Finance of the Commonwealth...
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    Open Carry, HB 910 Substitute, in Texas Senate now

    HB 910, the Texas licensed open carry bill, passed the House by 2/3 margins. The bill went through the Senate State Affairs Committee, where the Dutton amendment was stripped from it. Now, being debated on the floor of the full Senate, the debate is whether to put the Dutton amendment back...
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    Mariana Islands: Court Allows Amended Complaint in Second Amendment Lawsuit by Murphy

    DISTRICT Court for the Northern Mariana Islands Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona yesterday denied as moot the commonwealth government’s motion to dismiss another lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the local Weapons Control Act. On March 3, 2015, the federal court gave plaintiff former...
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    Maine for Constitutional Carry?

    Maine may be gearing up to pass constitutional carry. A young state Senator has introduced a bill to restore the ability to carry concealed weapons without a permit. He has gathered 96 sponsors for the bill, which is short and easy to understand. From wmtv.com: Under the present law, it...
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    Second Amendment Court cases Spark Discussion in Mariana Islands

    The mvariety.com published this article on 13 January, 2015: THE Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution “must be enforced” in the Northern Mariana Islands, lawyers for a couple who is challenging the commonwealth’s Weapons Control Act, told the federal court as plaintiffs asked for summary...
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    Another 2nd amendment Lawsuit in the Northern Mariana Islands

    A United States military veteran, of Northern Mariana decent, has filed a complaint in federal court, asking for damages because his second amendment rights have been denied. The damages appear to be quite clear, as his guns were confiscated upon his arrival in the Islands in July of 2007, and...
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    Peruta Denied En Banc; Shall Issue for Ninth Circuit Upheld

    Peruta is the seminal right to carry outside the home case that was decided on February of 2014. The case was decided against Sheriff Gore of San Diego County, and San Diego County. The Sheriff and the County declined to appeal to the full Ninth Circuit for an en banc hearing. The AG for...
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    Video: Charges Against Doctor with AR in Airport were False

    I found copies of the video, and a statement by an unnamed witness that there never was a "muzzle sweep". it appears that the police interviewed the two women five seconds after the Doctor unslung the rifle. I never saw the muzzle move more than 20 degrees off of vertical. The videos...
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    Breaking: Charges Dropped Against AZ Doctor in Phoenix Airport open carry

    Just got in minutes ago from Alan Korwin, quoting Dr. Steinmetz: "No charges have been filed and my two hearings have been vacated." I have added it as an update to: http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2014/07/charges-against-phoenix-doctor-with-ar.html Alan says that the Phoenix area media are...
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    Arrest of Open Carry Doctor is Suppression of First and Second Amendment Rights

    A second amendment activist, a well respected research doctor in Phoenix, was arrested on a charge of "Disorderly Conduct", based on an alleged momentary muzzle sweep of two women in a restaurant. The problem for the prosecutor is that the disorderly conduct charge requires intent or...
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    Ruling on Palmer in D.C.: Carry Outside of Home is Constitutional Right

    Alan Gura reports that the District Court, after nearly five years of stonewalling, has found for the Constitutional right to bear arms outside of the home. It has struck down the prohibitions on carry outside of the home in the District of Columbia, for both residents and non-residents. It...
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    Media Campaign Against Chipotles Open Carry is Backfiring

    Picture at source The marketing expertise of Moms Demand Action has created a media campaign to demonize the open carry of long guns, especially in Texas. Shannon Watts, who heads MDA is a longtime professional at creating media campaigns: She is not just Suzy Homemaker or some...
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    Open Carry works better in Bathrooms

    One of the most legally dangerous places to carry a handgun is in the bathroom. It may not be as legally dangerous as an airport, but it ranks high on the list for the same reason: it creates an environment where it is easy to make a legally dangerous mistake. A church going lady in Wisconsin...
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    Open Carry Has Become Acceptable in Milwaukee

    (Picture of Open Carrier) On 17 May, I attended a gun turn in event in urban Milwaukee. The neighborhood is known for its high crime rate. One of the first things that I noticed was a person openly carrying a holstered handgun, who marched with those calling for an end to unjustified...
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