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Colorado: UPDATE on Castle Rock Open Carry Vote

Yesterday, the unofficial results of the Castle Rock special election were announced.  Referendum A, which prohibits the town manager from banning the open carrying of firearms in public parks, passed by 50.8%.  Referendum B, which requires a town vote before local officials are allowed to alter gun laws in Castle Rock, passed by 78%. 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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California: 2014 Legislative Session Scheduled to Adjourn this Sunday, August 31

There are only four days left of the 2014 California legislative session and you MUST call AND e-mail your state Senator and Assemblyman TODAY.  Respectfully urge him or her to OPPOSE all anti-gun legislation!   Like what you see here? Buy the book today and support this information and the gun law community. Thank you!

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USC students use empty holsters to demand more protection from school

Jacob Smith carries an empty gun holster around the University of South Carolina’s campus as a political statement and he’s not alone. Source: NRA News

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Judge having spoken, D.C. officials consider allowing residents to carry guns

To carry or not to carry? That is no longer the question.One month after a federal judge’s ruling, District officials have conceded that the city’s long-standing ban on carrying guns in public must be scrapped and replaced with a new law that will allow at least some law-abiding city residents to bear arms on city streets. Source: NRA News

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USC students use empty holsters to demand more protection from school

Jacob Smith carries an empty gun holster around the University of South Carolina’s campus as a political statement and he’s not alone.

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California: Anyone convicted of domestic violence can draw permanent gun ban

Anyone convicted of domestic violence in California will be permanently barred from possessing a gun even if no physical injury was inflicted, a state appeals court has ruled. Source: NRA News

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California Senate passes gun restraining order

The legislation would make California the first state to let family members and law enforcement officers ask a judge to issue temporary restraining orders preventing people from possessing a firearm when a person poses a threat. Source: NRA News

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The Second Amendment’s defining moment

In March 2008 I chatted with a silver-haired law school professor under the marble pillars of the U.S. Supreme Court building. He was very excited. The court was to about hear Heller v. D.C. The case would decide whether the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects an individual right to own and carry guns. He had 20 law students with him. He said anxiously, “When I put in the paperwork to get seats months ago I didn’t know we’d get to see one of the last unresolved constitutional questions debated.” He said this while looking at a line of people hoping to get seats that went down the block,… Read More

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California: Bright-colored air gun bill passes state Assembly

SB199 advanced on a 41-34 vote, the minimum needed to pass, after Republican lawmakers and an influential Democrat blasted it as ineffective. It now returns to the Senate. Source: NRA News

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Baton Rouge ordinance banning guns in bars violates Second Amendment, federal judge rules

A Baton Rouge ordinance banning the possession of guns at bars or any other place that sells alcohol was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge on Monday. The ordinance also applied to parking lots of places that sell alcohol, including those at restaurants and grocery stores.

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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