Category: 2nd Amendment

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Challenge Heard to Florida’s Open Carry Ban

The ban is argued to be a Constitutional violation

Florida, one of only five states that does not allow the open carry of weapons in public, is reconsidering that stance. The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday from a gun-rights group on behalf of a man, Dale Norman, arrested four years ago while walking…
California Court Doesn't Guarantee Concealed Carry Rights

California Can’t Guarantee Concealed Carry Rights

Ninth Circuit Court deals blow

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California says the Second Amendment does not guarantee citizens the right to carry concealed guns in public. In a 7-4 ruling, the court threatened the fabric of the rights of not only the third largest state in…
Pollsters prefer concealed carry

Illinois Gun Dealer Licensing Act Fails to Pass

Proposal would have increased requirements for gun shop owners

Illinois House Bill 1016 originally introduced as an environmental bill in February of 2015, was amended to the “Gun Dealer Licensing Act” with the intention of making the process of buying a firearm in the state more difficult. That bill failed to pass, coming up short…
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Second Amendment Foundation Rallies Behind Choice of Harriet Tubman on $20 Bill

Prominent display of armed women may boost gun rights

The Second Amendment Foundation announced their support of Harriet Tubman being selected to appear on the $20 bill. Tubman was an African-American abolitionist born into slavery. She was a gun-toting woman who worked for the Underground Railroad before the Civil War. The SAF says Tubman "underscores…
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Illinois Firearm Group Says New Domestic Violence Bill Unfairly Targets Gun Owners

The proposed bill may disarm thousands

A new state bill is suspected to be the work of gun control extremists lurking in the shadows. The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) has released a statement chiding the proposed HB3160 (The Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act) that the Illinois General Assembly is pondering. The ISRA…
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Will Democratic National Committee Give Up ‘Armed Security’ At National Convention?

Lobby Group Creates Petition Calling for a Back Up of Gun Control Claims

Will the Democratic National Committee be willing to test its resolve against gun control and nix armed security at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia? The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today is calling on the DNC to show its commitment to…