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December 14, 2020
Broward County Sheriff's 'cop problem'

Broward County, Florida, the site of the 2018 shooting at Margory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 dead and 17 more injured, has a serious cop problem. The Parkland Shooting First, some recent history. The Broward County Sheriff's Department, headed at the time Sheriff Scott Israel, acted deplorably that day. School resource […]

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November 24, 2020
Eight Injured in Wisconsin Mall Shooting; 15-year-old arrested

Last Friday night, gunshots erupted at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wis., leaving eight people injured. All are expected to survive. Yesterday, police arrested a 15-year-old boy for the shooting, and noted that several others had been arrested in connection with the shooting. Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride released a statement Friday evening that demonstrated just […]

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November 13, 2020
Gun rights groups take aim, again, at California's handgun roster

A coalition of gun rights groups, individuals and firearms retailers have filed suit in an attempt to rid California of its so-called "Safe Handgun Roster." A brief history of the handgun roster A largely similar case, Pena v. Horan, was one of the 10 Second Amendment cases that were denied a hearing before the Supreme […]

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November 6, 2020
New York Gun Permit Regime Challenged

For the second time this week, Second Amendment groups are taking aim at states with the most restrictive concealed carry regimes. First it was New Jersey, now it is New York. The lawsuit, Greco v. City of New York, filed Tuesday, follows a similar path to that aimed at New Jersey. New York City's handgun […]

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November 3, 2020
Second Amendment groups file lawsuit against New Jersey carry regime

Yesterday, the Firearms Policy Coalition, the Second Amendment Foundation, and the New Jersey Second Amendment Society filed suit in federal court in New Jersey over that state's "may issue" scheme for issuing permits to carry a loaded handgun outside the home. The case, Bennett v. Davis, alleges that New Jersey's system for issuing permits for the […]

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October 26, 2020
Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Radio Appearance, and Gun News Roundup

Amy Coney Barrett is slated to be confirmed by the Senate later today and sworn in as a Supreme Court justice by Clarence Thomas later tonight. Barrett appears to be a solid fifth vote for removing the Second Amendment from its second-class right status. Why Amy Coney Barrett Scares Gun Grabbers Barrett's dissent in a […]

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September 11, 2020
Making the case for more bullets, bigger magazines

Second Amendment advocates scored wins against California's 20-year ban on standard-capacity magazines (now all too commonly referred to as "large capacity magazines") at both the district and appellate court levels. But with a vote coming up on whether an en banc panel will re-hear the case of Duncan v. Becerra, there are many people who aren't […]

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September 8, 2020
California requests en banc hearing to overturn large capacity magazine decision

As predicted, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra requested en banc review of the 2-1 Ninth Circuit panel decision that struck down the state's 20-year ban on so-called large capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Becerra argues that the panel's decision that the limit on the number of rounds a magazine can hold conflicts with […]

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August 18, 2020
Ninth Circuit Rules California's Large Capacity Magazine Ban Unconstitutional

Last week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Judge Roger Benitez's decision to grant summary judgement against California's ban on so-called "large-capacity magazines" (LCM) was correct, because such a prohibition violates the Second Amendment. I will be talking about this case shortly on Dave Congalton's Hometown Radio Show starting at 6:05 p.m. […]

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July 9, 2020
Talking Police Reform, Gun Laws and More on the Radio

We'll be talking police reform, gun laws and more on the radio this afternoon starting at about 5:05 p.m. on the Dave Congalton Hometown Radio Show on 920 KVEC on California's Central Coast. You can listen live by clicking the link at the top of the page here. The current plan is to talk briefly […]

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June 15, 2020
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Second Amendment Cases

The Supreme Court made a clean sweep earlier today refusing to hear 10 Second Amendment cases that they had held pending the outcome in NYSRPA v. City of New York. The cases included ones seeking to define what the right to "bear" arms entails and also several ones that involved government bans on certain types […]

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May 15, 2020
Ninth Circuit: Ammo Background Check Likely Constitutional

In response to a 120-page preliminary injunction by District Court Judge Roger T. Bernitez highlighting flaws in California's ammunition background check system and unconstitutional limits on interstate commerce, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit ruled 2-1 that the state was likely to prevail on the merits. Judges Barry Silverman, a Clinton appointee, and […]

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