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Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Ignores Heller: No Protection for Guns It Deems “Dangerous”
|Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinions in Heller and McDonald, many of the lower U.S. courts have been making up their own rules when it comes to the Second Amendment. Tuesday’s outrageous opinion by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Kolbe v. Hogan is yet another example of this. In that case, nine of out fourteen judges ruled that America’s most popular types of rifles, banned in the state of Maryland, have no Second Amendment protection.|
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Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of Petition for Supreme Court Review in Peruta Right-to-Carry Case
|In January, California Rifle & Pistol Association attorneys filed a petitionwith the United States Supreme Court asking the Court to review the NRA-supported case of Peruta v. California, which seeks to confirm that the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a firearm for self-defense.|
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Last Chance! Urge Your Senators to Confirm Ryan Zinke!
|Three weeks ago, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior, Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.). A confirmation vote on Zinke’s nomination has been announced for early next week!|
DNC Chair Frontrunner Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) Hides from his Radical Anti-gun Record
|With the Democratic National Committee’s officers election set for Saturday, earlier this week CNN hosted a debate featuring the candidates vying to be the next DNC chair. During the debate, CNN’s Dana Bash confronted Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) with the severe anti-gun comments the representative made during an appearance on the March 21, 2014 episode of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. In responding to the question, Ellison attempted to deceive viewers by denying his earlier statements and obfuscating his record on gun rights.|
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Praises Legacy Media in Interview with British Press
|Citing Justice John Paul Stevens’s retirement at age 90, the U.S. Supreme Court’s reigning liberal icon, 83-year-old Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg, told a BBC interviewer that she still “has a way to go” in her career.|
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A Fourth Circuit Trifecta: New Rulings Confirm Need for Judges who Respect Second Amendment
|Anyone still unconvinced about the importance of the courts and the need for justices who support Second Amendment rights had plenty of food for thought this month, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issuing two anti-gun opinions in rapid succession. These follow a troubling decision in January, United States v. Robinson, addressed in a previous alert.|
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Taxachusetts: Bay State Politician Wants to Soak Gun Owners
|In an attempt to further punish Massachusetts’s beleaguered gun owners, on January 20, Massachusetts State Senator Cynthia S. Creem filed SD.1884. The legislation includes a raft of gun control measures, not the least of which is a 4.75 percent “sin tax” on all lawful firearms-related activity.|
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|Thanks to all your hard work last year, the Second Amendment saw resounding victories on Election Day 2016. From local state legislature races, to governor races, to Congress and the United States presidency, YOU showed up to elected pro-gun lawmakers into office. YOU did that.|
NRA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre addressed the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. "Have we ever seen such anger in this country," asked the NRA chief, referring to the enraged leftist movement. He said many of these people hate everything that America stands for and they're willing to engage in criminal violence to get what they want. These are dangerous times, warned LaPierre, who declared that we’re also under siege from the national media machine. Everything they do, he pointed out, is intended to purposely and maliciously destroy the Trump presidency. But when Americans voted last November, the NRA vowed to stand by Donald Trump's side and LaPierre promised that gun owners across the country will fight the violent left and will not be defeated. "Terror knows no more ferocious foe than freedom in the hands of 'We the people.'
Chris W. Cox took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Before introducing the vice president of the United States, NRA's chief lobbyist noted that it was just six days before CPAC a year ago that Justice Antonin Scalia passed away. That turned the 2016 presidential election into not just a fight for the next four years, but one for the next 40 years. That's why, said Cox, the NRA made the earliest endorsement they've ever made in standing with Donald Trump. Cox then went on to introduce Pence and he awarded him with the Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award.
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