Federal Judge Denies Massachusetts AG’s Attempts to Stall “Assault Weapons” Lawsuit

Back in 2016, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey unilaterally “re-interpreted” the state’s 1998 assault weapons ban and issued an “Enforcement Notice.” By expanding the AWB’s reach and doing so in a painfully vague manner, AG Healey’s move brought immediate state and federal lawsuits from the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), NSSF, and more. And it sounds […]

Firearms Policy Coalition Files for Expedited Appeal of Bump Stock Ban Ruling

Last week and DC District Court judge OK’d President Trump’s bump stock ban which arbitrarily re-classifies bump fire stocks as machine guns. Now the Firearms Policy Coalition and their co-plaintiffs have filed for an expedited appeal with the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Here’s their press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2019) — Today, attorneys […]

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 […]