Judge dismisses St. Louis prosecutor from McCloskey case

A judge on Thursday disqualified the St. Louis prosecutor and her office from the case involving Mark McCloskey, who along with his wife pointed guns at racial injustice protesters marching on the private street near their home in June.

Follow Santa Clara County, CA's CCW Scandal with FPC's New Tracker

(Thanks to Firearms Policy Coalition, www.firearmspolicy.org) Numerous people, including an Undersheriff, a Sheriff’s captain, and the CEO of a security firm have been charged in a scandal involving the offering and accepting of bribes in exchange for concealed carry permits in Santa Clara County. With so many people charged, it can be difficult to keep up with all their cases.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Unanimously You May Sue Government Agents for Damages When They Violate Your Individual Rights

In a unanimous opinion issued today by the U.S. Supreme Court, and authored by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, the Court ruled in Tanzin v. Tanvir that individuals may seek damages as a remedy when federal officers violate their rights. The opinion closely tracks an amicus brief submitted by the Institute for Justice.

Interview: Gun detection technology could be used by businesses to warn of potential danger

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Sacramento police made an arrest in Friday’s shooting at Arden Fair Mall, a shooting that took the lives of brothers 17-year-old Sa’Quan Reed-James and 19-year-old Dewayne James Jr.

They were shot as crowds limited by coronavirus restrictions took advantage of Black Friday sales.

The suspect, 18-year-old Damarion Beck, was on the run through the weekend before being picked up by police.

‘Sheriff, hurry up please.’ Disabled Florida man battles intruder as cops wait down the street.

While law enforcement officers take an oath to serve and protect, they are not bound to do so legally, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

“The law doesn’t require law enforcement officers to protect you from other people,” said Rodney Jacobs, assistant director of the Civil Investigative Panel, a police oversight committee for the city of Miami.

The ATF Has Become a Rogue Agency That Turns Lawful Gun Owners Into Felons

What if government agents could, by declaration, make you into a criminal? What if, without legislative change, bureaucrats could decide that what was legal yesterday is a felony today? What if we were governed not by law, but by arbitrary statements telling us what we may or may not do?

Ancient burial hints that prehistoric women may have hunted as much as men

Scientists have unearthed a 9,000-year-old female hunter burial in the Andes Mountains of South America which counters the long-held belief that when early human groups sought food, men hunted and women gathered.

“An archaeological discovery and analysis of early burial practices overturns the long-held ‘man-the-hunter’ hypothesis,” said Randy Haas, lead author of the study from the University of California (UC), Davis in the U.S.

The researchers believe the findings, published in the journal Science Advances, are particularly timely in light of contemporary conversations surrounding gendered labour practices and inequality.

BeatATFBill.com: Stop the ATF Improvement and Modernization Act of 2020

From firearmspolicy.org:

Bill/Issue: S 4841The ATF Improvement and Modernization Act of 2020
Sponsor: Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Position: Opposed
Summary: Gives the ATF more power/money, removes limits on the sharing of firearms trace data

Sen. Van Hollen has just introduced a Senate bill that would dramatically beef up the ATF's power. But that's not all because this draconian legislation would also allow for the indefinite retention of NICS data. Check out our analysis below for the disturbing impacts of this bill.

Washington State Firearm Confiscation Law Found Unconstitutional

Earlier this year, in a ruling of first impression in Washington State, the Kitsap County District Court decided that the state’s compulsory “firearm surrender” laws violated the Fourth and Fifth Amendments and the analogous provisions in the state constitution. “In our constitutional system of government, individuals have rights that the government and its agents (including courts) must respect.

Rogue, Secret ATF Interpretations of Pistols Seek to Undermine President Trump and Criminalize Gun Owners

Springfield, VA – In an apparent reversal of a longstanding interpretation of the statutory and regulatory definition of “handguns” under the Gun Control Act (GCA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) appears to have determined that certain handguns which fire ammunition that is traditionally used in rifles – or handguns made from receivers that have also been used to produce rifles (including many of the AR or AK variant) – are not eligible for importation.

The agency appears to have determined this by using novel and restrictive standards in a revised importation test, which is arbitrarily used to evaluate whether a weapon meets the statutory “sporting purposes” requirement. Congress has never defined what “sporting purposes” means.


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