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President Trump with Judge Kavanaugh and family during his Supreme Court nomination

General

Kavanaugh: Protecting the Second Amendment for the Next Generation

While having another Supreme Court justice with a record of upholding the original intent of the Second Amendment would be a win for gun owners, Judge Kavanaugh is far from being confirmed. Several forces, within the media, political circles, special interest groups, and grass roots efforts are rising up to oppose Kavanaugh. If you are a supporter of the Second Amendment, this is an opportunity to make your voice heard and ensure the confirmation of a new justice that protect the Second Amendment for the next generation.

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Legal Issues

Class v. United States ‘Victory’ Not the End of Gun Owner’s Case

News of a recent gun-related Supreme Court opinion is making the rounds via emails and forums, with gun owners making breathless assumptions about the scope and significance of the decision. The case is Class v. United States, in which “A federal grand jury indicted petitioner, Rodney Class, for possessing firearms in his locked jeep, which was parked on the grounds of the United States Capitol in Washington, D. C.”

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Legal

A Loss for the Second Amendment: Supreme Court Won’t Hear Peruta Case

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is often in the news, but seldom on the side of the Second Amendment as gun owners see it. The Shooter’s Log has followed this closely as the court has ruled for and against Californians’ in their quest to defend themselves under the Second Amendment. Unfortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court announced today it would not grant review in the Peruta v. California case.

Bob Campbell holding an AR-15

General

The Truth About a Court Decision ‘Banning’ AR-15s

You might have read some articles or seen headlines about a court upholding a ban on “assault rifles,” including the AR-15. Independent Program Attorneys at the law firm of Walker & Byington, PLLC have received many questions from members concerned that this ruling has made the AR-15 (and similar semi-automatic firearms) illegal “assault weapons” everywhere in the country. Is this the truth of the matter, or a case of media misinformation?

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Legal

4th Circuit Court of Appeals Trying to Kill the Second Amendment?

It has been seven long years since the Supreme Court last heard a case dealing with the Second Amendment. However, with confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, there’s renewed hope that the nation’s high court will once again weigh in on one or more of the many cases having to do with our right to keep and bear arms.

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Video: U.S. Law Shield News Update — Judge Gorsuch Nomination

Texas Law Shield Independent Program Attorney Michele Byington talks about the pros and cons of Judge Neal Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Will he likely be a friend of the Second Amendment, or not? What has his record on gun issues involving the Second and Fourth Amendments been in the past? Click to watch the more-in-depth interview to find out.

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General

Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination to the Supreme Court — Good for Gun Owners?

Will the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court be good for gun owners? The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and National Rifle Association certainly seem to think so. The Hill described Gorsuch as, “Unassailable in his experience, intellect, and demeanor. What is left is his conservative view of the law, but he is not the type of nominee who can be easily “Borked.”

Second Amendment document

General

Will Hillary be the Death of Heller and the Individual Right?

A fifth liberal Justice could kill the individual right to bear arms. What does that mean to you? While the elections are still playing out, the Second Amendment as we know is hanging in the balance. if you don’t believe me or disagree, please read on. This may be the scariest article you read from now to the election.

President Obama, Vice President Biden and Merick Garland

News

Major Gun Groups Oppose Supreme Court Nomination

Click to see why the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, Gun Owners of America, and the Second Amendment Foundation have all come out against the nomination of U.S. Appeals Court Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court.