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Nevada Sheriffs Unanimously Reject Unconstitutional Gun Laws

Published Saturday, June 15, 2019

Collectively, all 17 sheriffs of the Nevada counties have agreed upon, drawn up, and signed an open letter to their constituents proclaiming their resolve in supporting and defending the Second Amendment. While the letter doesn't specifically address SB143, everyone in the state knows that the prime controversy and furor over the first half of 2019 has been over the bill and this is an unprecedented move for the Nevada Sheriffs’ & Chiefs’ Association.

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Bureau County IL Passes 2A Resolution, Crawford County Won't Prosecute

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Bureau County surprised us tonight with news that they had passed a sanctuary resolution, joining the massive field of green on our map. We also heard that the Crawford County states attorney has declared that he will join with the others to not prosecute unconstitutional gun laws. This makes Bureau the 65th such county along with two full townships and two smaller towns, splitting the state neatly across the north at right about the I-80 mark.

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Not Willing To Wait, NRA Appeals to IL Supremes Against FOID

Published Saturday, June 8, 2019

The NRA has teamed with Guns Save Life to seek an immediate injunction against the Firearm Owner's Identification Card Act until all other litigation is settled in the case of a man whose guns were confiscated when the FOID system falsely showed he had a battery conviction. The unconstitutionality of the FOID Act should have been apparent years ago when it was implemented, as it creates a second hurdle of permissibility to navigate for a right already universally guaranteed by the Second Amendment.

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National Lawsuits Look to Void The FOID Everywhere in America

Published Thursday, June 6, 2019

A slew of national gun rights advocacy groups have all jointly filed a lawsuit against the state of Illinois for its FOID card law, which has recently seen egregious and overreaching restrictions attempted to be added to its already overly strict requirement (SB1966). The case stems from the previous People v. Brown decision, in which a woman kept a .22 rifle in her home but did not have a state-issued FOID card.

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O'Fallon Township in Illinois Declares Itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2019

In O'Fallon Township, St. Clair County, Illinois earlier today the township board unanimously passed a Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution after becoming frustrated with the lack of action on the part of the St. Clair County Board to do the same. This action was spurred by retired Lt. Col. Dane Harrel, who spoke at the recent "Take Back Illinois" rally in Effingham and a friend of Gun Rights Watch.

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Colorado's First Metropolitan City Becomes a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Commerce City became the first metropolitan city in Colorado to vote and declare its intention to not enforce Colorado's new red flag law, joining exactly three-quarters of the state's counties and several towns who have already chosen to do so. Numerous gun rights advocates were on hand to speak up about the importance of keeping their families safe from those who would abuse the law.

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East Tennessee - The Unlikely New 2A Sanctuary Counties Front

Published Monday, June 3, 2019

Tennessee might seem like an odd place for Second Amendment sanctuary counties to start popping up, but these Eastern Tennessee folks have some good reasons for declaring their insistence on gun rights... and they want the federal government to listen.

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Will Texas Governor Abbott Sign Emergency Carry?

Published Sunday, June 2, 2019

Last weekend, the Texas House and Senate passed HB 1177, the Texas Emergency Carry Bill. It grants temporary permitless carry to all legal Texas gun owners in the event of a declared emergency and for 7 days following the disaster. At his discretion, the Governor may also extend the time period for Emergency Carry to be in effect beyond the set 7-day period.

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Fix The FOID Crippled; Void The FOID Thriving With Your Help

Published Saturday, June 1, 2019

In the wee hours of this morning after midnight, the Illinois Senate adjourned until October of this year without taking action on SB1966, the "Fix the FOID" bill. While this is a big temporary win, the efforts to rid the state of the FOID altogether are growing as the fight ahead gathers steam.

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Constitutional Carry Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania

Published Sunday, May 26, 2019

Following a well-publicized synagogue shooting and the City of Pittsburg's complete refusal to follow the state's preemption law by passing its own assault weapons ban, Pennsylvania Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-10) has introduced HB 1412, a Constitutional Carry bill.

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