City of Pittsburgh, Mayor, and ‘Gun-Grabbing Gang of Six’ City Council-Members Sued Over New Gun Control Laws

From the Firearms Policy Coalition . . . PITTSBURGH, PA (April 9, 2019) — Today, attorneys Joshua Prince and Adam Kraut of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., filed a new lawsuit against the City of Pittsburgh, Mayor Bill Peduto, and six City Council members over the City’s latest gun control legislation. The case, which seeks […]

Pittsburgh Residents Sue, Challenging Ban on Standard Capacity Magazines

By NRA-ILA FAIRFAX, Va.– With assistance from the NRA, Pittsburgh residents filed a lawsuit today challenging the city’s ban on publicly carrying loaded magazines that accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Pittsburgh’s recently enacted ordinance misleadingly describes these magazines as “large capacity” even though they come standard with many of the nation’s most popular […]

TTAG Weekly Gun Law Roundup: The Mighty Benitez, The VAWA, and Mini Omnibus

Our recap this week starts off with a sad end to one federal judge’s notorious fulfilling of his Constitutional duty to apply the law as written. Judge Benitez’s order stopping California’s “high capacity” magazine ban was outstanding, and one of the most firearm-literate pieces of judicial writing I’ve read to date. Truly worth a read […]

Making Standard Magazines Great Again in California…For Now

By Larry Keane Last Friday, U.S District Judge Roger Benitez answered the existential question of whether a half-loaded magazine was half full or half empty. Judge Benitez said freedom comes in a fully-loaded standard capacity magazine. The judge delivered Californians a decisive victory when he enjoined a state law that unconstitutionally banned firearm magazines from holding over […]

BREAKING: California Judge Reinstates ‘High Capacity’ Magazine Ban As of 5pm Friday

In response to a motion from the California Department of Justice, US District Court Judge Roger Benitez, who issued a permanent injunction against enforcement of California’s “high capacity” magazine ban, has just issued a stay of his own injunction. That means that the window for ordering standard capacity magazines is closing. His order goes into […]

Actually, Clark Aposhian Is Not the Only Man in America Who Can Legally Own a Bump Stock

We’ve opposed the ATF’s bump stock ban since President Trump first floated the idea. Arbitrarily re-defining a plastic stock as a machine gun is a jaw-dropping case of regulatory over-reach and sets an extraordinarily dangerous precedent for future regulation of firearms and countless other aspects of everyday life. Even the Obama administration and Diane Feinstein recognized […]

Hawaii Rifle Association and NRA Sue Over Hawaii’s De Facto Concealed Carry Permit Ban

By NRA-ILA FAIRFAX, Va. – The Hawaii Rifle Association (HRA), with the support of the National Rifle Association, today filed a lawsuit challenging Hawaii’s extreme requirement that a concealed carry license can only be issued in “urgent” or “exceptional” instances. “This law is so extreme that regular, law-abiding Americans cannot obtain concealed carry licenses, and […]

CA District Court Ruling May Clear the Way for New ‘High Capacity’ Magazine Sales

Yesterday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez ensures that California owners of magazines with a capacity of over ten rounds can keep them. At least for now. By way of background, selling so-called high capacity magazines had been banned in the state since the beginning of the century, but existing owners of standard capacity magazines […]

NRA-ILA’s Statement on Duncan v. Becerra

By NRA-ILA In one of the strongest judicial statements in favor of the Second Amendment to date, Judge Roger T. Benitez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California determined on Friday that California’s ban on commonly possessed firearm magazines violates the Second Amendment. The case is Duncan v. Becerra. The NRA-supported case […]

BREAKING: NRA Legal Team Wins Permanent Injunction Against California’s Mag Ban

Big news from the Golden State.  Word is coming out of California that the National Rifle Association’s legal team won a permanent injunction against California’s magazine ban. Details to follow. Here’s the decision from  The case is Duncan v. Becarra. Spoiler:  The first three lines from the decision: Individual liberty and freedom are not […]