A Brave New Yorker Needs Our Help Keeping His Freedom

A Brave New Yorker Needs Our Help Keeping His Freedom

Dexter Taylor is the kind of guy most of us would hang out with. Not only is he hard-working and intelligent, working as a software engineer, but he chooses challenging hobbies. A while back, he got into building gun parts in his spare time, and was even considering going into business.

“I found out that you can actually legally buy a receiver and you can machine that receiver to completion, and you buy your parts and you put them together and you’ve got a pistol or a rifle,” Taylor said in a podcast interview.

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The Kansas City Category Error

The Kansas City Category Error

Influential people with anti-gun views often want to “wade into the debate” after a big shooting. They’d have us believe that they are apolitical people who were above or outside of the debate, but because something that happened was so terrible, it merits them taking the highly unusual step and perhaps enduring some personal sacrifice.

But, if you do a quick search, most of the celebrities who act like this have a history of doing it.

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FPC Files Brief In California’s “Sensitive Places” Carry Ban

FPC Files Brief In California’s “Sensitive Places” Carry Ban

The case challenging California’s “sensitive places” law that bans carry in nearly every public place in the state continues to move forward, with appellants filing response briefs with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In the lawsuit Carralero v. Bonta, the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) on Feb. 16 announced that it had filed a response brief with the circuit court. FPC secured a preliminary injunction in this case at the district court last year, and it remains in effect while California appeals.

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FPC Notches Win In Georgia Young Adult Carry Ban Challenge

FPC Notches Win In Georgia Young Adult Carry Ban Challenge

The Firearms Policy Coalition recently won a small victory in the ongoing war against Georgia’s ban on concealed carry for young adults.

On Monday, a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that dismissed a lawsuit challenging Georgia’s law banning 18- to 20-year-old citizens from carrying a firearm for self-defense.

In the case Baughcum v. Jackson, the court countered findings by the district court that ruled the individuals represented in the lawsuit didn’t have standing.

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Idaho Bill Protecting Gun Industry From Discrimination Moves Forward

Idaho Bill Protecting Gun Industry From Discrimination Moves Forward

The Idaho measure we reported on earlier this week that would ban public contracts for companies that discriminate against the gun industry has been approved by a Senate committee and is headed to the Senate floor for a vote.

Senate Bill 1291 was introduced in the state Senate earlier this week. The measure would prohibit public contracts with individuals or companies that are boycotting those that engage in or support the manufacture, distribution, sale or use of firearms, and would also require companies that contract with the state to disclose if their policies discriminate against the firearms industry.

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FPC Files Appellate Answering Brief in its Lawsuit Challenging California’s Handgun Carry Ban

SAN FRANCISCO (February 16, 2024) – Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that it has filed a response brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in its Carralero v. Bonta lawsuit, which challenges California’s newest ban on firearm carry. FPC secured a preliminary injunction in this case at the district court last year, and it remains in effect while California appeals. The brief can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

FPC Files Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal in Lawsuit Challenging California’s Unilateral Fee-Shifting Provision

SAN FRANCISCO (February 15, 2024) – Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that it has filed a motion for injunction pending appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of appeals in its FPC v. San Diego lawsuit, which challenges the unilateral fee-shifting provision of California Code of Civil Procedure section 1021.11. The motion can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

FPC and FPCAF File Brief in Support of Lawsuit Challenging Colorado’s Young Adult Gun Ban

DENVER (February 15, 2024) – Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation (FPCAF) announced the filing of an important brief with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the Plaintiffs-Appellees in RMGO v. Polis, which challenges Colorado’s ban on gun purchases by 18-20-year-old adults. The brief can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.

New Mexico Waiting Period Bill Heads To Governor

New Mexico Waiting Period Bill Heads To Governor

We told you recently about a measure under consideration in New Mexico that would place a waiting period on gun purchases even after the buyer had passed the federal background check.

On Feb. 12, a somewhat watered down but equally unconstitutional background check bill, which had been amended in the state Senate, was approved by the state House of Representatives and is now headed to anti-gun Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s desk for nearly certain approval.

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Trump Pledges to Protect Gun Rights During Great American Outdoor Show

Trump Pledges to Protect Gun Rights During Great American Outdoor Show

Speaking to a packed arena at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, this past weekend, Trump reiterated his commitment to the Second Amendment, declaring to thousands of sportsmen and woman, a number of them NRA members, “no one will lay a finger on your firearms.” Trump pledged to eliminate every Biden administration attack on gun owners and manufacturers, a promise that was met with robust support from the standing room only crowd. The NRA is a title sponsor and organizer of the nine-day show, one of the largest in the country.

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