Movement in the Federal Courts Regarding RKBA

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USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Monday, the Supreme Court heard its FIRST major gun rights case in nearly a decade [brought by NRA & NYSRPA] — in which GOA submitted an amicus brief challenging New York City’s near-prohibition on possessing or transporting handguns.

Regarding the Supreme Court case, our brief argued that New York City limits the right to keep arms only to certain Americans who meet requirements set by the city.

These American citizens who wish to exercise their Second Amendment right to own a firearm are subjected to invasive government screening, arbitrary waiting periods, and substantial fees.

The few Americans who qualify cannot “bear arms” in the true sense of the phrase as recognized in Heller.

Instead, they can only “keep” arms in their home or place of business. And when carrying a handgun to an approved shooting range, honest citizens have to keep their handgun unloaded and locked away, rendering the firearm totally useless for self-defense.

We are using the PLAIN TEXT OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT to argue against these vicious assaults on innocent Americans’ rights.

As stated in our brief, no reasonable person could possibly argue that the people of New York City are free to exercise their God-given rights outlined in the Second Amendment.

But Monday’s Supreme Court hearing was only the beginning.

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will next hear a case of ours on December 11 which challenges the federal bump stock ban as well as the dangerous precedent of allowing unelected bureaucrats to ban an item that had been completely legal for years.

The federal ban on bump stocks also has dangerous consequences for other firearms including AR-15s and other modern sporting rifles.

If a bump stock can turn an AR-15 into a machine gun, then ANYTHING can — even a rubber band or a belt loop.

This is why Gun Owners of America proudly holds a NO COMPROMISE stance on the Second Amendment because we know that when the anti-gunners are given even one inch, they come back for a foot.

But now more than ever before, we need your help as we go up against the anti-gunners and their army of swamp lawyers to defend Americans living behind enemy lines who simply want to exercise their God-given rights as outlined in the Second Amendment.

So please, make a tax-deductible contribution to the Gun Owners Foundation’s Legal Defense Fund to help offset the massive costs we will incur to fight the anti-gun lobby — and it will be MATCHED by a generous donor committed to saving the Second Amendment.

In Liberty,

Erich Pratt
Senior Vice President
Gun Owners Foundation


About Gun Owners of America (GOA) :

Gun Owners of America (GOA) iGun Owners Of Americas a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington' – Ron Paul Visit: www.gunowners.org to Join.

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Get Out

It shouldn’t take SCOTUS but a nano-second to overturn any and all of these obvious illegal anti-gun laws and declare a serious violation of the 2nd Amendment. But then I don’t have the confidence in these people to make the correct ruling either.

ExGob
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ExGob

It matters not whether the gun is a single-shot, semi-automatic, fully automatic, bb gun, water pistol or just a stick that vaguely looks like a gun, the antis, sissies and other ignorants want them all outlawed and they can’t seem to understand that laws are obeyed only by the law abiding. If and when guns are outlawed, I will become a lawbreaker.

BE PREPARED!

JohnBored
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JohnBored

John Roberts is unreliable. He is the new “Anthony Kennedy” swing vote. He is the power on the SCOTUS. President Trump needs to fill other vacancies to reliably construct the Court to its proper role. That is why the dims are pushing impeachment. They know that they cannot beat President Trump on the issues or policies. The impeachment is an attempt to make him look so bad that swing voters will stay at home or vote for the dims. If reelected President Trump will get to replace one or two vacancies on the Court (Ginsburg and/or Breyer). The dims are… Read more »

Ryben Flynn
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Ryben Flynn

“If a bump stock can turn an AR-15 into a machine gun, then ANYTHING can — even a rubber band or a belt loop.”
I guess Jerry Miculek is also a “Machine Gun”. With 10 round magazines he is a s fast as full auto within tenths of a second. Videos on YouTube. Just search.

Whatzit
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Whatzit

Which is why they want to ban all semi-autos, too. We really need to stop thinking of all the particulars and focus on what the left is really up to – this isn’t about this gadget or that stock – it’s about the total and utter disarmament of all of us. It’s like a bunch of hyenas nipping at a gazelle. They aren’t interested in nipping a pinch here and there – they want the whole animal and this is just the prelude to that end.

StWayne
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StWayne

I thought it ironic, where, when in New York you’re deemed an “honest citizen” when you transport your weapon around unloaded and under lock and key: but only if you have the special issue permit allowing for this. Now there’s the top of the heap for you New York!

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

The 2A is not just a right to keep and bare arms, it’s a mandate to keep and bare arms to us, ALL of us who are not in jail or the loony farm. Every free man, woman and child. This nation is founded upon good, righteous, sound Judeo/Christian law, precepts, commandments and mandates. This is reflected in the constitution, the bill of rights, the amendments and even the declaration of independence. There are laws that enslave mankind and there are laws that set men free. You can find the right and the duty and the mandate to be armed,… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

Bare arms are OK but I prefer bare breasts. If she is also bearing arms more power to her. Remember bear arms, not arm bears.

Mack
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Mack

Although “honest citizens” is pretty good, I prefer “God-Fearing” citizens, because these are God-Given rights.

Can we really trust those who do not fear the Lord?

USA
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USA

Mack, “God fearing” is real good and last time I checked my pocket Constitution it said the gov can’t regulate my religion even being the God hating Satan worshippers that they are they have no authority.

Mack
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Mack

Yes, you truly understand.

This is why I say to ‘Progressives’ who preach tolerance while practicing Prohibition:

“I will not be a slave to your false god, the state.”

tetejaun
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tetejaun

So true. The totalitarian communist democrats see the state as their all powerful god.

USA
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USA

tete, (Occult)

Laddyboy
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Laddyboy

@USA; Now you are talking about the islamic sycophant CULT. These people worship an IDOL which is a BLACK ROCK (meteor) lying exposed in a corner of a BLACK SHACK located in Mecca. The “faithful” walk around the ROCK seven (7) times then kiss their god. YOU a non-muslem are condemned by the books of the “koran”, “suhih”, “sira” and the “hadith”. These books teach the muslem how they are to treat ALL NON-BELIEVERS.

USA
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USA

Laddy, Yes, them also to include the occult left, cartel, secret societies, zionists etc. they are ALL the occult and interwoven against us as it has always been.

USA
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USA

Nice, no Kool-Aid. Good job! Perfectly stated with zero Kool-Aid the contents of this sentence are not listed in 2A as a requirement to exercise the right to bear arms therefore The American People conclude this sentence to list un-Constitutional infringements and intolerable acts suppressing rights by the gov that they have no lawful authority to regulate, suppress, delay and/or deny. “These American citizens who wish to exercise their Second Amendment right to own a firearm are subjected to invasive government screening, arbitrary waiting periods, and substantial fees.” The term “honest citizens” is a tremendous improvement over the term “law… Read more »

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Freedom will accept only blood as payment.
Good intentions, talking and tapping on cell phones does nothing.
Our country was born from revolution. It is high time for another to rid ourselves of these communists, illegal alien invaders and those that enjoy wiping their butts with our Constitution.

tetejaun
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tetejaun

In 1904 the federal government started creating unconstitutional federal alphabet agencies. NOT ONE American did anything. In fact, the democrats were kept in office for 60 years! In the 1920s and 1930s our money was taken away and given to European Banks called the Federal Reserve, gold was banned from American hands and the 1934 NFA was instituted. NOT ONE American did anything. Through the decades, the federal government has become the largest employer in the world, millions of regulations and laws made to stifle Rights and the Nazi Party and the Communist Party were declared as POLITICAL parties even… Read more »

Mark 2nd
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Mark 2nd

Great post tetejaun, and also the one from USA. We are long overdue for an armed rebellion against this totalitarian communist cabal called “government”, which in reality is a bloated, constitutionally illegal crime syndicate. All the so called “Democrats” (communists) and many “Republicans” (rinos) care nothing for any of the American citizens. Their only aim is to consolidate their power and wealth; at our expense. It’s almost unbelievable that they have so many hoplophobe sycophants licking their jackboots and believing every blatant lie these demons utter. I hope we can save this nation but I’m of the opinion we will… Read more »

Ansel Hazen
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Ansel Hazen

III% of 330 million people is just about 10 million. I suspect that figure could rise when the call goes out. The Republic will remain, coast to coast.