Connecticut gun rights advocates hope for Republican convention impact

Hartford Connecticut

By Susan Haigh, The Associated Press   May 15, 2014

HARTFORD >> Second Amendment rights advocates in Connecticut are mobilizing to influence this weekend’s state Republican convention, as they seek changes to Connecticut’s sweeping gun-control law passed last year in the wake of the Newtown school massacre. Continue reading Connecticut gun rights advocates hope for Republican convention impact

Guns Allowed All Over—Except Near Politicians

Open Carry

By Esme E. Deprez and William Selway

Steve Hickey, a Republican state legislator in South Dakota, has 17 guns, a National Rifle Association card, and a faith that pistol-packing residents make public places safer—except for the one where he works. Continue reading Guns Allowed All Over—Except Near Politicians

Kansas Attorney General supports challenge to gun ban

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TOPEKA – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt recently joined in support of a court challenge to New York’s ban on semi-automatic firearms.

In a brief filed by a bipartisan group of attorneys general from 22 states, Schmidt argued that New York’s broad gun ban infringed on law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

“New York’s decision to prevent law-abiding citizens from possessing an entire class of heretofore lawful weapons burdens the Second Amendment rights of those citizens,” the attorneys general wrote in the brief. “But it also fails to achieve its purpose, instead putting New York’s law-abiding citizens at risk by ensuring that only criminals will have access to certain kinds of rifles, shotguns, and handguns.”

The case, Nojay v. Cuomo, is pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit

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