Postal Service’s Right to Ban Guns Challenged

An interesting case is moving forward which challenges the U.S. Postal Service’s authority to ban guns in post offices.

Hmmm, and where did that term “going postal” originate?  If ever a law-abiding citizen may need protection, it’s on or near the post office.

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_19423472

How prophetic is the above?  Find out here…  For whatever reasons, this current episode of postal shootings is nothing new.  Neither is government’s role in perpetuating the myth that gun-free zones make any sense whatsoever.

 

SAF Wins Preliminary Injunction Against City of Omaha

BELLEVUE, WA – A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction against enforcement by the City of Omaha, Nbreaks of an ordinance that prohibits legal non-citizens from registering handguns in the city, in a case brought by the Second Amendment Foundation, the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association and Armando Pliego Gonzalez. Read more

SAF Files Suit Against California Over Gun Rights

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons,” claiming that the statute is “vague and ambiguous” in its definition of assault weapons, leading to the arrest of a California man on two different occasions.

SAF is joined in the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, by the CalGuns Foundation and Brendan John Richards, an honorably-discharged Marine and Iraq war veteran, who was arrested and jailed in May 2010 and August 2011. Read more

Carrying a Gun Across State Lines

This from Fox News and John Lott after the House passed national reciprosity for concealed carry:

For decades, treating licenses for guns like those  for cars was something that gun control advocates wanted.

In his 2000 presidential campaign, Al  Gore promised: “We require a license to drive a car in this nation in order  to keep unsafe drivers off the road. As president, I will fight for a national  requirement that every state issue photo licenses [for handgun buyers]. We  should require a license to own a handgun so people who shouldn’t have them,  can’t get them.”

More Here…http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/11/15/whats-wrong-with-making-it-easier-to-carry-gun-in-usa/

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney General Wants Gun Owner Registration–Doesn’t Think Gun Owners Need Semi-Automatic Rifles or Shotguns

Assistant Attorney General, Lanny Breuer:  Very few hunters in the United States or sports people and law-abiding people really need to have semiautomatic weapons or long guns. . .

Friday, November 04, 2011

After weeks of stonewalling by the Department of Justice, a clearer picture of what its top officials knew about BATFE’s Operation Fast and Furious, and when they knew it, is slowly beginning to emerge.

On Tuesday, Lanny Breuer, Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism about his knowledge of BATFE’s gunwalking operations, and his support for gun control. Read more

SAF Says New Gallup Data Shows Americans Value Their Gun Rights

BELLEVUE, WA – Wednesday’s revelation by Gallup that a record low number of Americans support a legal ban on handgun possession by private citizens demonstrates a positive change in the public attitude about personal protection and the Second Amendment, the Second Amendment Foundation said.

According to Gallup, only 26 percent of Americans favor a handgun ban. The annual Gallup Crime poll was conducted Oct. 6-9. Read more

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