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Coloradoan and Group Argue Postal Service Gun Case
Posted on 8 Jul 2013 by William Perry Pendley

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... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: U.S. High Court Refuses To Hear Gun Control Cases
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by State Net

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... Read More

SAF Sues In New York To Void 'Good Cause' Gun Carry Permit Requirement
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Chicago Gun Ban On Way Out, But Mayor Vows Fight
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Court's Decision Offers Some Clarity On Gun Laws
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Nurse Sues Tennessee Governor To Win Back Gun Rights
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Discretion In Issuing Gun Permits
Posted on 12 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses States' Gun Lawsuit
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Wilmington Public Housing Gun Ban
Posted on 28 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Florida Lawsuit: Can Doctors Ask Patients About Guns In The House?
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Justices Extend Gun Owner Rights Nationwide
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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,... Read More

Border Gun Shop Owners Sue Over New Requirement
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More