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Second Amendment Foundation Wins Silvester Case on Waiting Periods in California

 

 

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BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today won a significant court victory in California in which the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California ruled that the Golden State’s 10-day waiting period violates the Second Amendment “as applied to those individuals who successfully pass” the state’s background check prior to the ten days, and who are in lawful possession of an additional firearm.

The ruling, by Senior Judge Anthony W. Ishii, a Bill Clinton appointee, also notes that the 10-day waiting period violates the Second Amendment for those individuals who pass the background check and who possess a valid CCW license. Joining SAF in the case was the Calguns Foundation and individual plaintiffs Brandon Combs and Jeff Silvester, for whom the case is named.

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Second Amendment Foundation Smashing Illegal Gun Control Laws Nationwide

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This is the same group that just got DC’s gun carry ban declared unconstitutional.

Via Fox News:

A Washington state-based gun rights group is steadily persuading cities and towns across the country to repeal local firearms regulations and give that power back to the states.

The organization, the Second Amendment Foundation, is working to invalidate city ordinances by arguing that they’re in conflict with looser state regulations. So far, it seems to be working. The group says it’s been able to overturn more than 100 gun-related ordinances this way, most recently in Utah.

“We’re going state by state, going through every single ordinance of every city and county in every state and finding where the cities and counties have ordinances enacted that are in conflict with state law,” Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the SAF, told FoxNews.com.

Usually this means repealing local ordinances that run afoul of state law which, in turn, gives almost all gun-regulating power to the state. These cities and local communities still have the authority to outlaw someone shooting a gun but not necessarily possessing or carrying them.

“It’s pretty clever,” Florida State University College of Law Professor Franita Tolson told FoxNews.com. “If you can’t change it on a federal level, you attack it on a local level.”

So far, Gottlieb’s group has helped overturn gun rules in nine states, including Illinois, California, North Carolina, New Mexico and Nevada. SAF’s Legal Preemption Project latest target is Utah.

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Silly Moms Demand Action Against Guns, Kroger Says….Uh…NO.

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The Daily Sheeple

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a national gun control organization backed by former New York Nanny Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has made Kroger its latest gun control campaign target.

The group is attempting to pressure the grocery store chain to ban the open carry of firearms in all of its stores via the circulation of an online petition and social media posts.

In the past, MDA has claimed to have successfully persuaded Starbucks, Chili’s, Target, and Chipotle to ban guns, but all each of those companies did was announce that “guns are not welcome” in their stores.

In response to the group’s request, Kroger’s company spokesman Keith Dailey said the grocery chain had no plans to change existing policy. He said they will continue to abide state and local laws:

“Millions of customers are present in our busy grocery stores every day and we don’t want to put our associates in a position of having to confront a customer who is legally carrying a gun. We know that our customers are passionate on both sides of this issue and we trust them to be responsible in our stores.”

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Awesome: Gun Maker Directly Challenges Eric Holder to His Face

Conservative Tribune

When liberals have the opportunity to restrict individual liberty, they take it. One of the most important freedoms they go after is the Second Amendment right of all Americans to keep and bear arms, because it’s a lot easier to deprive people of their rights when they can’t fight back.

Constitutional conservatives are pushing back, however, against Democratic efforts to “rein in” gun rights with a national campaign, led by Chuck Norris, to elect gun supporters this November.

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UPDATE: MO RKBA Amendment Could Lead to Constitutional Carry

Free Republic

Missouri’s Constitutional Amendment 5 passed yesterday with 62% of the vote and 3712 of 3898 precincts reported. It’s a clear statement of support for the right to keep and bear arms, clarifying that it’s a fundamental right; that it protects ammunition and accessories as well as firearms, and that the state is obligated to protect that right. The amendment could lead to the Show Me State becoming a constitutional carry (no permit or license required to keep or bear arms) state like Vermont and Arizona . . .

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Are We Going to be an Ignorant People or a Free People?

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“Anyone who desires to be ignorant and free, desires what never was and never will be.”

Let me quote Thomas Jefferson again,

“Anyone who desires to be ignorant and free, desires what never was and never will be.”

When Jefferson, the principle author of the American Declaration of Independence, wrote these words, he was expressing a truth that relatively few Americans appreciate today.

You see, an elected – or appointed official at the local, state or national level, is required to take an oath to defend the Constitution of both his state and the United States. His job, then is to follow his oath. Fair enough…but what if he doesn’t know what the Constitution says? How can he do his job?

What about the rest of us?

What is our job?

As citizens of our State or of these united States, our job is to hold him accountable to his oath of office. We are supposed to watch and see if the office holder follows his oath.

But how can we do this if WE don’t know what the Constitution says or what it means? If we don’t know the rules, then how can we tell if they are being followed?

If we don’t know these essential elements of citizenship – what used to be called “civics” – then it’s kind of difficult to object to things like unconstitutional wars, or unconstitutional bailouts, or the ratification of treaties or trade agreements that rob us not only of American jobs, but also of American sovereignty itself. It’s kind of hard to raise an intelligent argument against unconstitutional sobriety checks or even torture tactics if we don’t know the rules and the principles on which they are based.

In short, if we are ignorant, it’s not long before we won’t be free.
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/08/ignorant-or-free-people/#ZMZ1v4413iBB43Dz.99