Judges Matter: Contrasting Decisions Demonstrate Importance of the Judiciary to Second Amendment Rights

By Chris W. Cox I’ve said it before: President Trump’s nomination of conservative judges may well be his most important legacy. Here, “conservative” does not refer to political ideology. It means a legal philosophy that seeks fidelity to the Constitution’s original meaning and the plain text of our laws. This contrasts with “progressive” jurisprudence that […]

BREAKING: PA Judge Issues Stay Blocking Illegal Pittsburgh Gun Laws

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh’s three gun-control ordinances will not be enforced until after legal proceedings, according to an order issued by an Allegheny County Common Pleas judge Monday. All parties agreed to the stay during a Monday morning meeting held in Judge Joseph James’ chambers between city lawyers and legal counsel representing the plaintiffs. Judge James […]

With Support from the NRA, Guns Save Life Challenges Illinois FOID Act’s Constitutionality

Imagine being denied your Second Amendment rights because state government bureaucrats claim you have a criminal conviction in your past. Yet at the same time, local government officials remain unable to produce any supporting documentation to back up their claims. They claim any such records likely were “destroyed.” That’s the position in which a Guns […]

Cook County, IL: 14-Year-Old Charged With Shooting Two, Freed Without Supervision

Welcome to Cook County, Illinois, where crime often has no meaningful consequences.  Between a State’s Attorney’s Office reluctant to file charges and judges who mollycoddles defendants, Chicagoland has become the modern Wild West. Case in point: a 14-year-old who (reportedly) shot and tried to kill two in a nice uptown neighborhood was released by a […]

CA Moving Towards Allowing Co-Workers, Bosses to Seek Red Flag Orders

California continues to look less and less like America and more and more like a socialist cesspool. The formerly Golden State’s legislators just voted 54-16 for a massive expansion of Cali’s so-called “Gun Violence Restraining Order.” The expansion of the law would allow an individual’s co-workers and supervisors to seek a “Red Flag” order, stripping the […]

Prosecutors Against Gun Violence Submits Amicus Brief Supporting New York-Style Gun Control

Prosecutors Against Gun Violence proudly announced the filing of their amicus brief this week in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v City of New York case at the U.S. Supreme Court. In the brief, the prosecutors use arguments recycled from the Jim Crow era that were used to keep poor, ‘undesirables’ disarmed through a patchwork […]