WA museum plans to return borrowed WWII firearms

The Lynden Pioneer Museum in northern Washington state plans to remove about a dozen borrowed firearms from a World War Two exhibit and return them to their owners to comply with the state’s new gun control law that requires background checks for all gun “transfers.” Washington voters passed legislation earlier this month expanding background checks on all firearms purchases to …

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Legality of the SigTac SB15 pistol stabilizing brace

Regarding an inquiry about a short-barreled shotgun design that incorporated the SB15 brace (which is intended to allow a shooter to fire an AR-style pistol with one hand using a Velcro strap to attach it to the arm, and has heretofore been classified as a pistol and not a short-barreled rifle), Acting Chief of the BATF’s Firearms Technology Branch Max …

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Attorney filed request that the DC be held in contempt of court

Attorney Alan Gura has filed a request that the District of Columbia be held in contempt of court in the 2009 Palmer v. District case for enacting new gun laws that are so restrictive as to be out of compliance with US District Judge Frederick Scullin’s order to allow for concealed carry in the city. Gura argued that “despite passing …

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Second machine gun suit has been filed

A second machine gun suit has been filed in Pennsylvania. The previous one was reported from Texas. This complaint for declarative and injunctive relief was filed last week in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Plaintiff Ryan S. Watson, acting individually and as trustee of the Watson Family Gun Trust, is suing Attorney General Eric H. …

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21 state attorneys general file brief in Kolbe v. O’Malley case

A brief filed last Wednesday by 21 state attorneys general in the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Kolbe v. O’Malley correctly asserts that Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013 violates citizens’ rights to keep and bear arms protected by the Second Amendment by imposing a ban on the possession of commonly-used weapons. The attorneys general …

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Election Runoff in MS & LA

MS election runoff — Don’t forget the runoff election for judge in Hinds County this Tuesday, Nov. 25. Meanwhile in Louisiana, anti-gun US Senator Mary Landrieu is fighting to keep her seat in the Dec. 6 runoff election. Analysts say she has an uphill climb against Rep. Bill Cassidy, a Republican who is favored because of the state’s increasingly conservative …

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