Kansas Gun Law Pays Off: Wichita PD Schedules Confiscated Gun Auction

In 2014, Kansas passed a law requiring government entities to sell or use firearms that came into their possession rather than to destroy these valuable assets in a modern version of the Medieval Deodand law. (wikipedia.org: “Deodand is a thing forfeited or given to God, specifically, in law, an object or instrument which becomes forfeit because it has caused a person’s death.”) Kansas stopped that superstitious practice with the reform of the gun law. Here’s the relevant bit from thedailycaller.com . . .

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Electronic Frontier Foundation Files Amicus Brief in Defense Distributed 3D Censorship Case

Cody Wilson is widely considered to have been the inventor of the 3D-printed pistol (above). When Wilson’s company Defense Distributed published files for printing the firearm on the Internet, the State Department cited the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) agreement and ordered them removed. Defense Distributed joined with the Second Amendment Foundation to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration State Department for violation of their First, Second, and Fifth Amendment rights. The filed their case, Defense Distributed v. U.S. Department of State, on 5 May, 2015 . . .

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New York Looks to Cap Ammo Purchases to Twice A Gun’s Capacity Every 90 days

HPR ammo (courtesy midway.com)

“State lawmakers from Brooklyn announced on Monday new legislation aimed at tightly restricting the sale of ammunition in New York,” brooklyeagle.com reports. “The Senate and Assembly bills were drafted in an effort to keep potential terrorists from stocking up on ammo, according to sponsors state Sen. Roxanne Persaud and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon.” Yeah, right. Skipping all the yada yada yada, we learn that the amendment to the SAFE Act would limit Empire State gun owners’ ammo purchasers to twice a gun’s capacity every ninety days. As the Eagle points out . . .

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Texas Attorney General to University of Texas: You Can’t Ban Guns In College Dorms

Taxas AG Ken Paxton (courtesy accreditedinvestor.news)

“The attorney general of Texas said late Monday that banning guns in college dorm rooms violates the state’s newly approved ‘campus carry’ law, and also opined on setting limits for carrying weapons onto public school grounds and into multiuse government buildings,” the AP reports. “Republican Ken Paxton‘s flurry of nonbinding opinions addressed many much-watched issues, but could also spark a showdown with the University of Texas.” Ya think? The University of Texas Austin released their recommendations for implementing campus carry less than a week ago. In their final report . . .

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No Charges for Detroit Pastor Who Shot Brick-Wielding Assailant

A few weeks ago, I reported that Pastor Keon Allison of the City of God Ministry in Detroit, Michigan was confronted in the middle of a Sunday sermon by a 26-year-old semi-pro football player named Deante Smith. Smith apparently had ill-intent, believing (rightly or wrongly) that there had been an “inappropriate relationship” between the man of the cloth and Smith’s estranged wife. The footballer attacked the pastor with a deadly weapon — a brick. Pastor Allison had experience and a GLOCK on his side. In case you were wondering about the outcome, GLOCK > brick. Smith was pronounced DOA at a local hospital. At the time, I opined that it sounded like “the proverbial good shoot” . . .

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DC “Good Reason” Requirement for Firearms Licenses Back In Force due to Technicality

Judge Frederick J. Scullin, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.

An embarrassing mistake by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia means that a preliminary injunction that stopped D.C. from requiring applicants for concealed firearms licenses to show “good reasons” for their application is no longer in effect. A few months ago, we reported on a case called Wrenn v. District of Columbia which challenged the District’s ordinance concerning the licensing of individuals to carry a concealed firearm for purposes of self-defense. Back in May, the Federal Court for the District of Columbia issued a preliminary injunction halting the enforcement of the part of that ordinance that required applicants to show “good reason/proper reason” because the Court found that the plaintiffs were likely to prevail in their argument that this requirement was unconstitutional . . .

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Michigan Father Takes Son into School While Openly Carrying; Hilarity Ensues

Joseph Solis-Mullen and family. (Photo credit: Safiya Merchant/battlecreekenquirer.com)

Joseph Solis-Mullen is a Michigander with three kids, a job as a restaurant cook, and a 9mm S&W. On December 4, two of those led to a little run-in with local authorities earlier this week when he openly carried his pistol into the Lillian Fletcher Elementary School to sign his son into class. As regular TTAG readers know, courts in the home state of Gerald Ford, Aretha Franklin, and Eminem . . .

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Democrats’ Gun Sales Ban Isn’t Tied to the ‘No Fly’ List — It’s Even Worse

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There has been a lot of talk, from President Obama, Hillary Clinton and virtually all the Dems in Congress, about “closing the terror gap” and denying people who find themselves on the double-secret government No Fly List their Constitutionally protected rights. The rhetoric has been that the listees (people like the late Senator Ted Kennedy and 72 Homeland Security employees) who present a clear and present danger need to lose their Second Amendment rights. Now that we’ve actually had an opportunity to look at Senator Dianne Feinstein’s proposed legislation, their proposed gun buy ban isn’t actually connected to that No Fly List at all . . .

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