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U.S. Appeals Court rules on firearms prohibitions

In the first legal ruling of its type, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati on Thursday deemed unconstitutional a federal law that kept a Michigan man who was briefly committed to a mental institution decades ago from owning a gun. Like what you see here? Buy the book today and support this information and the gun law community. Thank you! Source: NRA News

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Ohio: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Reform Legislation Signed into Law Today

Today at a public signing ceremony, Governor John Kasich (R) signed into law House Bill 234, comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation.  HB 234 will take effect in ninety days.  Like what you see here? Buy the book today and support this information and the gun law community. Thank you! Source: NRA News

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Second Amendment and people who had been committed to a mental institution 28 years ago

Under federal law, people who have been involuntarily “committed to a mental institution” — however long ago — are barred from possessing guns. Congress agreed that people with long-past mental problems might now be sane, and thus not especially dangerous, and provided for a means to apply for restoration of gun rights. But then in 1992 Congress ordered ATF not to spend any money applying the restoration program. And while it provided, in 2007, that people could get their rights restored by applying to a state that has a qualifying program for evaluating applicants’ mental fitness, many states have no such program.

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Gun advocates again lobby so students can carry firearms on Indiana college campuses

Another gun battle may be looming at the Capitol, this time involving firearms on campus.Gun advocates again hope to prevent state colleges and universities from restricting students who want to bring licensed handguns on campus. Source: NRA News

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Gun advocates again lobby so students can carry firearms on Indiana college campuses

Another gun battle may be looming at the Capitol, this time involving firearms on campus.Gun advocates again hope to prevent state colleges and universities from restricting students who want to bring licensed handguns on campus.

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Gun advocates again lobby so students can carry firearms on Indiana college campuses

Another gun battle may be looming at the Capitol, this time involving firearms on campus.Gun advocates again hope to prevent state colleges and universities from restricting students who want to bring licensed handguns on campus.

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Australia a ‘nation of victims’, deadly Sydney siege unlikely in Texas, says pro-gun senator Leyonhjelm

Australia is a “nation of victims” with citizens unable to properly protect themselves with weapons, pro-gun crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm has said.

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Targeting ‘assault weapons’ again

The 1994 federal law banning “assault weapons” was a high point of the gun control movement and Bill Clinton’s presidency. Signing the bill, he said it was the beginning of “our effort to restore safety and security to the people of this country.” But something happened that he and his allies had not predicted: nothing. Source: NRA News

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Australia: Gunman illegally possessed firearm

The man who took 17 people hostage in a cafe in Sydney on Monday was carrying an illegally owned firearm, Australian police have said. Source: NRA News

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Australia: Gunman illegally possessed firearm

The man who took 17 people hostage in a cafe in Sydney on Monday was carrying an illegally owned firearm, Australian police have said.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bryan L. Ciyou is a trial and appellate attorney at the Indianapolis law firm of Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. He earned his BA with distinction and graduated through the honors program, along with his JD,... Read More