10 Self-Defense Lessons From Illinois’ Version of the George Zimmerman Trial

Thankfully, jury trials in legitimate self-defense cases don’t happen very often. Unfortunately, we just had one of those cases here in America’s heartland with the Illinois murder trial of James Love. The entire affair offers a number of opportunities to learn some very valuable lessons. Usually, in self-defense cases, common sense prevails and prosecutors rightfully […]

The Atlantic: NYSR&PA Supreme Court Case Will ‘Supersize the Second Amendment’

By LKB Hot on the heels of Slate’s breathless recognition that the Supreme Court’s grant of cert in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association case may portend a major change in Second Amendment law, fellow liberal magazine The Altantic has gotten into the act. Echoing many of the legal points and vote-counting predictions that I have made on the NYSR&P case, liberal […]

Illinois George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin 2.0 Self-Defense Trial Underway

The first degree murder trial of James Love began Tuesday in Galesburg, IL.  Love, a 59-year-old respected local farmer, claims he fired in self-defense.  This, after a drunk, unarmed 19-year-old body-builder named Xavier Hartman allegedly attacked him following a roll-over accident near the farmer’s home. The evidence strongly suggests a righteous use of force in […]

BREAKING: Supreme Court Grants Cert to NY State Rifle & Pistol Assn. v. City of NY Gun Rights Case

As we and others have frequently complained, the Supreme Court has been notably reluctant to take Second Amendment cases in recent years. That reluctance has let a number of lower court rulings that directly conflict with the Heller and McDonald decisions stand in a number of districts. Those cases include an “assault weapons” ban in […]

Latest Lawsuit Against Trump Bump Stock Ban Seeks to Open ATF Registry

Attorney Stephen Stamboulieh has filed a lawsuit in conjunction with gun writer David Codrea and two others against President Trump’s unconstitutional bump stock ban. Stamboulieh is the man behind a number of prominent gun rights cases such as Hawaii’s open carry lawsuit, Young v. Hawaii. That makes four lawsuits in the works so far. Stamboulieh’s, two involving Adam Kraut and the Firearms […]

Second Amendment Foundation Files for Supreme Court Review of CA ‘Unsafe Handgun Act’

In the crime-free, gun-controlled utopia of California, guns available for sale to civilians are subject to something called the Unsafe Handgun Act. The law mandates that guns sold there have three features: 1) a magazine disconnect safety, 2) a loaded chamber indicator and…wait for it…3) microstamping capability. Gun models sold before the law was enacted […]

Hawaii Says LEOSA Doesn’t Apply in the State, Bans Carry by Out-of-State Cops

The Hawaii attorney general has released a new guideline and in their legal opinion, they state that unless out-of-state law enforcement officers and agents are on official business within the state, they cannot carry a concealed firearm. Whether you agree with the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act federal law allows currently sworn or retired law […]

BREAKING: Firearms Policy Coalition, Others File Lawsuit to Block Trump Bump Stock Ban

Well that didn’t take long. H/T to Adam Kraut for the heads up . . . Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, attorneys for an owner of a “bump-stock” device and three constitutional rights advocacy organizations filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s new confiscatory ban on firearm parts, additionally challenging […]