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Hunting with Suppressors Now Legal in Florida

As anticipated, on Friday, November 21, 2014, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to remove the ban on using silencer/suppressor-equipped rifles and pistols for the taking of deer, gray squirrels, rabbits, wild turkeys, quail and crows. The use of sound suppressors on shotguns, rifles and pistols for all other hunting was not prohibited in Florida.  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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Gun owners ask judge to block new D.C. concealed carry law

Gun owners who successfully sued the D.C. government to overturn the city’s ban on carrying firearms in public are asking a judge to block implementation of a new law regulating concealed carry, saying the measure is unconstitutionally restrictive. 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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Breaking: Florida hunters given quiet time following suppressor decision

At a meeting in Key Largo, Friday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to remove the ban on using silencers on pistols and rifles for hunting game animals despite opposition by gun control groups. Source: NRA News

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California: Judge declines stay in waiting period case

In August, U.S. District Judge Anthony Ishii struck down the California 10-day waiting period to buy guns for people who are known to the state to already own guns — a narrow but significant Second Amendment decision. Today, Judge Ishii declined to issue a stay of his decision.

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Remington CEO: SAFE Act impacted decision to expand in Alabama

Remington Arms has confirmed what many already long suspected — New York’s tough gun control laws played a role in the upstate gun manufacturer’s decision to expand outside the state.Remington, which has operated in New York State since 1816, shifted 100 jobs down south in August. Another 126 people were laid off last week as a result of a decline in gun sales. Source: NRA News

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Israel: Rabbi endorses firearms for self-defense

In general, carrying a cell phone and firearm on Shabbat is not permitted according to Jewish law, but Yosef ruled that the possibility that such items could help save lives overrides these prohibitions.“In light of the current danger, I think that anyone who has a gun license should carry it [his gun] on Shabbat… There should also be a telephone available in synagogues… If the premises are big, then there should be two or three,” Yosef said. Source: NRA News

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Nevada: Law could change to allow bow hunters to carry handguns

A local lawmaker is on the verge of influencing policy change that would allow archery hunters to pack along more firepower than a bow and quiver of arrows – and the legislative session is still months down the road.State wildlife regulators have agreed to begin the process to revise archery hunt rules.

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California: Case targets state’s ban on gun placards

In a 1964 U.S. Supreme Court case involving a movie-theater owner convicted of an Ohio law banning the showing of obscene movies, Justice Potter Stewart famously said he could not “intelligibly” define obscenity, “but I know it when I see it.” People still use that line to showcase the imprecision and irrationality of many laws.How do we convict someone of something so hard to define? We often know when we see other absurdities, also, including an archaic statute now subject of a gun-related lawsuit filed this month in federal court. California Penal Code 26820 bans gun stores from displaying signs — visible from outside the premises — picturing handguns. They… Read More

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Washington: Wary of new gun law, Lynden museum to pull WWII rifles from exhibit

The Lynden Pioneer Museum will remove World War II-era guns from a current exhibit and return them to their owners, to avoid violating the new background-check law, according to the museum’s director. Source: NRA News

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West Virginia: Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Continues his Leadership on the Second Amendment

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey continued to lead legal efforts to support your Second Amendment rights by filing an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief with a bipartisan coalition of 21 state Attorneys General across the country.  This brief urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to declare unconstitutional a Maryland law forbidding the possession, sale or transfer of certain firearms. Source: NRA News

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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