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Does the Second Amendment really protect assault weapons? Four courts have said no.

Almost exactly a year ago, gun-rights groups asked a federal appeals court to consider whether a Maryland law banning assault weapons was unconstitutional. The law was passed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, which left 20 first-graders ...

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Gorsuch a mystery on Second Amendment

Many of those who knew Neil Gorsuch, above on Capitol Hill earlier this month, during his days as a student noted that he was as affable in person as he was fierce in his writings. Must credit: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara

Despite strong endorsements from some gun rights advocates, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has a slim appeals court record on the subject — a record that leaves his views a mystery on how far constitutional firearms rights extend. The National ...

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Appeals court strikes down Florida law that barred physicians from asking about gun ownership

In 2011, the Florida state legislature passed a law called the Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act. The act prohibited Florida doctors from asking routine questions about their patients’ gun ownership, unless that information was deemed relevant to patient care or the ...

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Second Circuit — Second Amendment: United States v. Bogle

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Second Amendment Possession by a Felon United States v. Bogle 11-349-cr Judges Walker, Katzmann and Lynch Background:  The defendant appealed his conviction for possessing a firearm and body armor as a convicted ...

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Reilich to host Second Amendment Day

Assemblyman Bill Reilich, R,C,I-Greece, is inviting Second Amendment advocates, sportsmen, businesses and constituents to join him at NY2A Day in Albany on Feb. 28 for a rally to protect the Second Amendment. Throughout the day, participants from across the state ...

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Second Circuit — Second Amendment: Kachalsky et al v. City of Westchester et al.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Second Amendment Proper Cause Requirement — Carry Permits Kachalsky et al v. City of Westchester et al. 11-3642(L) Judges Katzmann, Wesley, and Lynch Background: The plaintiffs appealed from an order that granted ...

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Ballistics identification gone, for now

The New York State Combined Ballistic Identification System effectively ended last Friday when the final state budget left out funding for the controversial anti-gun measure. The system, known as CoBIS, required licensed semiautomatic firearm dealers and gun manufacturers to file ...

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Second Amendment to get second SCOTUS look?

new U.S. Supreme Court term is already set to be one for the record books with issues like immigration reform, same-sex marriage rights, the constitutionality of warrantless GPS tracking and the health care law all on tap. But there could be another high profile issue before the justices — again: the Second Amendment.

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