Nurse Sues Tennessee Governor To Win Back Gun Rights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (AP) A registered nurse, who was pardoned of a felony drug conviction, has filed a lawsuit against Tennessee's governor and attorney general in an effort to win back his gun rights. The suit filed Thursday against Gov. Phil Bredesen and Attorney General Bob Cooper says the...

Lawsuit Challenges Wilmington Public Housing Gun Ban

WILMINGTON Del. - (AP) A lawsuit has been filed seeking to lift the Wilmington Housing Authority's ban on residents' possession of firearms. The civil suit funded by the National Rifle Association was filed Thursday in Delaware Chancery Court. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers ...

Justices Extend Gun Owner Rights Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court held Monday that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, expanding the conservative court's embrace of gun rights since John Roberts became Chief Justice. By a 5-4 vote, the justices cast doubt on handgun bans in the Chicago...

Chicago Gun Ban On Way Out, But Mayor Vows Fight

CHICAGO — (AP) A Supreme Court ruling finding that Americans have the right to bear arms anywhere they live almost certainly means the end of Chicago's decades-old handgun ban, but it may not make handgun ownership there much easier if the city's powerful mayor has his way. Full version...

SAF Sues To Overturn North Carolina's 'Emergency Powers' Gun Bans

BELLEVUE, Wash. - The Second Amendment Foundation on June 28 filed a federal lawsuit in North Carolina, seeking a permanent injunction against the governor, local officials and local governments from declaring states of emergency under which private citizens are prohibited from exercising their right...

Court's Decision Offers Some Clarity On Gun Laws

CHICAGO - (AP) A federal appeals court upheld a ban on gun possession for a domestic violence offender in a ruling that several anti-violence advocates applauded Wednesday for providing some clarity after the U.S. Supreme Court's recent landmark decision on gun restrictions. The 7th U.S. Circuit...

SAF Sues In New York To Void 'Good Cause' Gun Carry Permit Requirement

BELLEVUE, Wash. - The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has filed a federal lawsuit against Westchester County, New York, and its handgun permit licensing officers, seeking a permanent injunction against enforcement of a state law that allows carry licenses to be denied because applicants cannot show...

Federal Judge Dismisses States' Gun Lawsuit

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A federal judge in Missoula has dismissed a lawsuit by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws, a move that the advocates promised to appeal. The decision Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy was expected since his magistrate a month ago...

Lawsuit Challenges Discretion In Issuing Gun Permits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - (AP) The nationwide debate over liberalizing gun laws spilled into a federal courtroom in Sacramento on Thursday as gun-rights groups challenged how much discretion California's law enforcement officials have in issuing concealed weapons permits. Gun-rights advocates argued that...

Florida Lawsuit: Can Doctors Ask Patients About Guns In The House?

MIAMI - (AP) Doctors in Florida are fighting a first-of-its-kind law requiring them to have a legitimate safety concern before they start asking a patient about guns. The physicians contend the new law is too broad and they should be free to ask patients and parents about firearms. . . . Full version...

Border Gun Shop Owners Sue Over New Requirement

PHOENIX - (AP) Gun store owners in states along the U.S.-Mexico border sued the acting director of the federal agency that oversees firearms to halt a new requirement that they alert authorities if someone buys multiple high-powered rifles in a five-day span. The requirement, which goes into effect....

Coloradoan and Group Argue Postal Service Gun Case

DENVER - A rural Colorado man and a national gun rights group, through counsel, on June 18 appeared before a Colorado federal district court to argue for a ruling against the U.S. Postal Service in their lawsuit charging that the Postal Service’s ban on possession of firearms on its property violates...

State Net Capitol Journal: U.S. High Court Refuses To Hear Gun Control Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court disappointed gun-rights advocates last month by refusing to hear three lower court rulings rejecting challenges to federal and state gun-control laws. Petitioners, which included the National Rifle Association, were seeking to overturn laws they contend are in conflict with the...