First and Second Amendment challenge to government restrictions on posting plans for 3-D printed guns

First and Second Amendment challenge to government restrictions on posting plans for 3-D printed guns – The case, filed today on behalf of Cody Wilson‘s Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation, is Defense Distributed v. U.S. Dep’t of State; click there to read the Complaint. I’m on the run today, so all I can do right now is link, but I thought many of you might want to read the argument for yourselves. The lawyers for Defense Distributed include Alan Gura, who won Heller and McDonald, and Prof. Josh...

Clinton Hires Anti-Gun Astroturfer For Her “Grassroots” Campaign

Clinton Hires Anti-Gun Astroturfer For Her “Grassroots” Campaign – Despite already amassing an anti-gun track record that would make Michael Bloomberg proud, Democratic presidential nominee candidate Hillary Clinton appears intent on adding to it whenever possible. Last week brought the news that Clinton has hired gun control advocate Scott Hogan to run her “grassroots” campaign in Minnesota.  Hogan formerly served as the Minnesota Director and Campaign Manager for Everytown for Gun...

Local trap shooters participate in Road Runner event

Local trap shooters participate in Road Runner event – A dozen five-member trap shooting teams traversed the north country on Saturday as part of the second annual Northern Tier Trap League 200 Bird Road Runner competition. “As far as I know, nobody north of the Thruway has ever done this,” said event organizer Jon Putman, a member of the Carthage Fish & Game Club team. Teams spent the day shooting at four different clubs: Beaver River, Sackets Harbor, Sno Fun and Brownville. An awards ceremony was then held in Sackets...

St. Lawrence County judge faces criticism over pistol permit restrictions

St. Lawrence County judge faces criticism over pistol permit restrictions – St. Lawrence County Judge Jerome J. Richards is facing criticism from several county legislators who believe restrictions he places on many citizens who hold pistol permits may violate Second Amendment rights outlined in the U.S. Constitution. During their Monday Finance Committee meeting, lawmakers had a lengthy discussion that focused on complaints they’ve received from people who applied for and received pistol permits from Judge...

Legislative Report #7

Legislative Report #7 is now online (pdf). Senate Codes Committee Agenda for Tuesday, April 28: S-2050 – Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms; directs the division of state police to embark on a program whereby persons currently in lawful possession of such weapons may be reimbursed for the fair market value thereof upon turning in such weapons to a designated officer – OPPOSE S-2491 – Enacts the “Children’s Weapon Accident Prevention Act”; creates crimes of failure to store a weapon safely in the first and second degrees, aggravated failure to store a weapon, and criminally negligent storage of a weapon in the first and second degrees; provides affirmative defenses; directs the Commissioner of Education to develop a weapons safety program – OPPOSE S-2900 – Authorizes the possession of a handgun being sold by a dealer in firearms upon the premises of such dealer –...
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