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US District Court upholds right to conceal in Maryland

The Daily Caller, by Adam Jablonowski, March 6, 2012 –Maryland’s goal to control the amount of firearms carried by residents is unconstitutional, according to U.S. District Judge Benson Everette.

A decision in Woollard v. Sheridan on Monday made by Maryland’s U.S. District Court upholds that the Second Amendment “right to bear arms is not limited to the home.” Therefore, Maryland citizens should not be required to submit a “good and substantial reason” when applying for a concealed carry permit.

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Against All Odds

Against All Odds

From NRA, by Dave Kopel, February, 2012 – 

In the 2012 election, the Supreme Court and, therefore, the Second Amendment, hang in the balance. Victory, and the survival of Second Amendment rights, is possible only if gun owners work together to defend their rights.

That’s the Spirit of 1776, and it’s the lesson of 1976. The year of our national bicentennial was the year of the most important Second Amendment election in 200 years of American independence. The story of that election provides guidance for today—and highlights the dangers that lie ahead.

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WWJC: What Would Jesus Carry?

From The Daily Caller, Doug Giles, January 31, 2012 –

I was on a talk show the other day defending the Second Amendment and our right to protect ourselves from violent weeds.

I made it clear that I am a Christian who is extremely cool (to the point of being giddy) with our right to keep and bear arms.

After me and the host trounced the anti-gun lobby for their goofy, doe-eyed, John Lennon-like “Imagine” solutions to violent crime, we opened up the phone lines for folks to weigh in with their two cents. The first caller was a woman who asked if I thought Jesus would carry a weapon if He were here today, to which I quickly replied, yes, of course He would—especially if He lived in Miami and was driving down I-95 during rush hour.

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Senators: V.A. has denied gun rights to more than 100,000 veterans

NEW YORK - Frank Squirrel, U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of the Cherokee Nation Color Guard - FILE (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

By C.J. Ciaramella – The Daily Caller, October 18,2011 – They pledged to support and defend the Constitution, but the office of North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says more than 100,000 U.S. military veterans may be being improperly denied one of the most fundamental rights they swore to protect.

Military veterans whose Veterans Affairs benefits are managed on their behalf by appointed fiduciary trustees are deemed “mentally defective” and reported to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), a computerized database which prohibits them from purchasing firearms. Continue reading →

Great Legislative Session for Pro-Second Amendment Reform in Texas

Dear Friend:

This was a great legislative session for Pro-Second Amendment reform in Texas.  The key piece of legislation that passed and has been sent to the Governor for his signature, is SB 321, the employee/parking lot protection bill.  SB 321 has been a main priority for the National Rifle Association and Texas State Rifle Association for years, so this was a big victory.

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