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  • DC: Alan Gura on Stay and/or Appeal of Palmer v. D.C.

    07/29/2014 10:19:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There have been rumors flying about on what Alan Gura has agreed to on a stay on the Palmer v. D.C. case.   These were fueled in part by the wording in the District's request for a stay, which originally claimed that it was unopposed.  According to Alan Gura on his blog, that is not the case: I have a better understanding of what the city will now do. The city will probably file an appeal — that’s within their right. The city would ask for a stay pending the resolution of the appeal — they can ask for that,...
  • Kachalsky v. Cacace - Oral Arguments Before The 2nd Circuit Court Of Appeals (NY carry case)

    09/11/2012 2:01:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Kachalsky v. Cacace was the second case filed by the Second Amendment Foundation after their Supreme Court win in McDonald. It challenged the State of New York's requirement to show "good cause" before the issuance of a carry permit. Judge Cathy Seibel using intermediate scrutiny found for the defendants and against the plaintiffs saying that the State of New York had an important governmental interest in regulating carry. She also said that the Second Amendment protections as affirmed in Heller only applied to "hearth and home." Alan Gura filed a notice of appeal on September 12, 2011 to the 2nd...
  • Critics take aim at new D.C. handgun legislation

    07/11/2011 5:03:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 10 July, 2011 | Liz Essley
    D.C. Councilman Phil Mendelson released the text of his emergency legislation to make the District a federal firearms licensee, able to sell and transfer guns to citizens. The resolution calls on Mayor Vince Gray to appoint an agency to act as the FFL for the city, which currently has none and therefore no way to legally transfer handguns into the city since proprietor Charles Sykes closed the sole gun shop in D.C. in April. Federal and district laws require handguns crossing the D.C. border to be shipped to an FFL before the owner can take possession of them. But critics...
  • The District of Columbia vs. District of Columbia v. Heller

    05/13/2011 4:53:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    reason.com ^ | 12 May, 2011 | Damon W. Root
    The Washington Times editorializes against Washington, D.C.’s continuing refusal to respect the Second Amendment in the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller: In its ruling, the Supreme Court smacked down D.C. gun-control measures and reaffirmed the constitutional protection for the individual’s right to own a handgun. Since then, the District has cooked up a labyrinth of pointless restrictions and rules crafted to ensure this fundamental right would rarely be exercised. The city may have gone a step too far, as it is now impossible for any law-abiding citizen to obtain a gun in...
  • Alan Gura on Gun Rights(Video)

    04/13/2011 5:22:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 12 April, 2011 | Maryland Shall Issue
    Maryland -–(Ammoland.com)- Here is a video of an excellent presentation by Attorney Alan Gura on the topic of gun rights in a Post-Heller and McDonald world. You’ll remember that Mr. Gura is the lead attorney on the Woollard suit being brought by the Second Amendment Foundation against the State of Maryland. Alan Gura at the Grass Roots North Carolina Gala for Gun Rights discusses recent gun rights litigation and the Supreme Court wins for Heller and McDonald. He discusses strategies that work, and his experience when the National Rifle Organization joined the McDonald case. All those interested in preventing the...
  • Lawsuit Challenges Sheriffs’ Discretion in Issuing Gun Permits (Alan Gura's working on the worst)

    03/12/2011 1:39:39 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 11, 2011 | Don Thompson
    Associated Press 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... --snip-- That gives Prieto arbitrary discretion over a fundamental right to bear arms guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution, said Alan Gura, an attorney from Alexandria, Va. Gura is representing gun rights groups in California and groups that have filed similar lawsuits in Maryland, Massachusetts and New York...
  • SAF Sues Eric Holder, FBI Over Misdemeanor Gun Rights Denial

    10/14/2010 5:09:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    prnewswire.com ^ | 13 October, 2010 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting on behalf of a Georgia resident and honorably discharged Vietnam War veteran, the Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder and the Federal Bureau of Investigation over enforcement of a federal statute that can deny gun rights to someone with a simple misdemeanor conviction on his record. The lawsuit was filed in United States District Court for the District of Columbia. SAF and co-plaintiff Jefferson Wayne Schrader of Cleveland, GA are represented by attorney Alan Gura, who successfully argued both the Heller and McDonald cases before the U.S....
  • Maryland Latest Sued in Alan Gura Blitzkrieg

    07/29/2010 12:29:08 PM PDT · by fightinbluhen51 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 7/29/10 | Second Amendment Foundation
    BELLEVUE, Wash., July 29 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation and a Baltimore County, MD man today sued Maryland authorities in federal court because the man's handgun permit renewal was turned down on the grounds that he could not demonstrate "a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger." Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2010/07/29/2367852/saf-sues-in-maryland-over-handgun.html#ixzz0v6Jz2IeU
  • Coming Up On Armed American Radio – March 14th 2010

    03/14/2010 6:47:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 246+ views
    ammoland.com ^ | 14 March, 2010 | Mark Walters
    Jackson, WI --(AmmoLand.com)- Another milestone here at AAR THIS week! 4 new stations join the Armed American Radio family as we continue our relentless march of freedom across America’s airwaves! This Sunday I will be welcoming WDJA in Delray Beach FL, KAAA in Kingman AZ, KZZZ in Bullhead City AZ and WWNS in Statesboro GA. Not bad for a fledgling radio show in one city back in September now turned into one of the fastest growing radio broadcasts in America! Coming up this week I will be speaking to lead attorney Alan Gura who not only won the historic Heller...
  • D.C. Court Ruling Could Affect Out-Of-State Gun Buying

    12/08/2009 3:35:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies · 817+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | 7 December, 2009 | Declan McCullagh
    You can buy a car from an out-of-state dealer and pick it up there. You can buy a house in another part of the country, as speculators unwisely did during the real estate bubble, sight unseen. But even though the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own firearms -- and presumably to buy them -- you can't purchase a handgun while you're visiting another state. A gun rights group has sued the Justice Department to overturn this prohibition, which became law as part of the Gun Control Act of 1968, and the case is now in front of U.S....
  • Experts square off on 'right to bear arms' (including Alan Gura from D.C. v. Heller)

    11/17/2009 10:38:27 AM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies · 2,315+ views
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | November 17, 2009 | Michael Hewlett
    Application of Second Amendment to be decided by Supreme Court Journal Photo by Lauren Carroll Lawyer Alan Gura says that owning semi-automatic guns is constitutional. The man who successfully challenged a prohibition against handguns in the District of Columbia before the Supreme Court said last night during a local debate about the Second Amendment that some states have gone too far. That's what happened in the District of Columbia, which required that firearms either be equipped with trigger locks or kept disassembled, said Alan Gura, a lawyer from Alexandria, Va., who argued the Supreme Court case. "If you have a...
  • The Supreme Court Takes on Guns, Again - Heller lawyer Alan Gura revived the Second Amendment...

    10/02/2009 9:12:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,188+ views
    Reason ^ | October 1, 2009 | Brian Doherty
    Heller lawyer Alan Gura revived the Second Amendment. Can he do the same for the 14th? It has been only a year and a season since the Supreme Court shook the world of Second Amendment jurisprudence with the historical D.C. v. Heller decision. In that case, the court declared for the first time that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms against infringement by the federal government — at least commonly used arms, for self-defense in the home. Heller opened the gates for a flood of new lawsuits by gun-rights friendly attorneys and organizations, most prominently the...
  • District seeks dismissal of gun lawsuit

    09/11/2009 6:48:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 903+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2009 | Kristi Jourdan
    D.C. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles filed a motion in U.S. District Court Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by four gun advocates who are seeking the right to carry their weapons outside their homes. Mr. Nickles argues that current city gun laws, which allow licensed gun owners to keep weapons in their homes for their personal protection, fall under the category of "reasonable restrictions" permitted by the court. The current laws were enacted after the Supreme Court struck down the District's decades-old gun ban in its June 2008 ruling on the District v. Heller case. "The District's regulation of...
  • New Gun Rights Suit In D.C. Tests 2nd Amend Limit

    08/08/2009 7:08:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies · 839+ views
    CBS ^ | 7 August, 2009 | Declan McCullagh
    One question left unanswered by the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Second Amendment ruling last year is this: When do law-abiding Americans have the right to carry firearms in public for self-defense? In a lawsuit filed against the city of Washington, D.C. on Thursday, the Second Amendment Foundation aims to find out. The plaintiffs are four gun owners who were denied licenses to carry firearms in public on their person, which nearly all states permit. All U.S. states except Illinois and Wisconsin grant licenses for concealed carry, and 36 states require local police to issue the licenses unless there's a valid...
  • SAF Sues District of Columbia over Carrying of Handguns

    08/07/2009 1:15:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 484+ views
    EarthTimes ^ | 6 August, 2009 | The Second Amendment Foundation
    BELLEVUE, Wash. - (Business Wire) The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a lawsuit on behalf of three residents of the District of Columbia and a Florida resident, seeking to compel the city to issue carry permits to law-abiding citizens. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of Tom Palmer, George Lyon and Amy McVey, all District residents, and Edward Raymond, a New Hampshire resident. SAF and the individual plaintiffs are being represented by attorney Alan Gura, who successfully argued the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller case in 2008 that overturned the District’s handgun ban on the...
  • Alan Gura: "Heller and the Triumph of Originalist Judicial Engagement"

    07/10/2009 6:41:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 489+ views
    reason.com ^ | 9 July, 2009 | Damon W. Root
    Damon W. Root | July 9, 2009, 4:49pm Writing in the Virginia Law Review last fall, conservative federal appeals court Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III took aim at the Supreme Court's landmark gun rights opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller. According to Wilkinson, "Heller encourages Americans to do what conservative jurists warned for years they should not do: bypass the ballot and seek to press their political agenda in the courts." In fact, Wilkinson went so far as to compare Justice Antonin Scalia's majority opinion in Heller with the Supreme Court's famous abortion rights decision in Roe v. Wade,...
  • Heller Ain't No Bad Place to Be(Supreme Court)

    07/03/2009 5:19:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 595+ views
    Reason online ^ | 2 July, 2009 | Brian Doherty
    Last week was the first anniversary of the District of Columbia v. Heller, where the Supreme Court for the first time declared that the Second Amendment indeed protects an individual right to own guns in the home for self-defense. It was a great victory for individual rights, but by no means a final one. The lawyer who successfully argued that case, Alan Gura, has remained a dedicated opponent of all sorts of gun regulations that still stand post-Heller. Senior Editor Brian Doherty talked to Gura by phone earlier this week about the various legal challenges Gura is fighting against state...
  • A new Second Amendment case ("It would serve no purpose to let this conflict go on," Gura et al.)

    06/09/2009 6:07:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies · 3,522+ views
    scotusblog.com ^ | June 9th, 2009 | Lyle Denniston
    Alan Gura, the Alexandria, Va., attorney who won the historic Supreme Court ruling last year establishing a personal right to have a gun for self-defense at home, started a new challenge in the Supreme Court Tuesday. It seeks to have the Second Amendment right enforced against state, county and city gun control laws. The petition in McDonald, et al., v. City of Chicago, can be downloaded here.(PDF) (A docket number has not yet been assigned.) Last week, the National Rifle Association filed a separate appeal raising the same issue (NRA, et al., v. City of Chicago, docket 08-1497). It is...
  • Rethinking Original Intent

    03/17/2009 7:04:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies · 606+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | Jess Bravin
    After the Supreme Court struck down the District of Columbia's handgun ban last June, gun-rights advocates trained their sights on similar restrictions in Chicago and Oak Park, Ill. Last month, the National Rifle Association received ammunition from an unlikely source: the Constitutional Accountability Center, a liberal litigation shop. In a brief filed with the federal appeals court in Chicago, the center not only argued that gun ownership is a constitutional right, it also employed the legal method popularized by such conservative icons as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. That method is originalism, which seeks to apply the law today according...
  • Handgun's Color Leads to Lawsuit (Alan Gura from D.C. v. Heller strikes again!)

    03/10/2009 8:06:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies · 2,165+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2009 | Martin Weil
    A D.C. woman filed suit in U.S. District Court yesterday, claiming that the city would not let her register a pistol because of its color. Tracey A. Hanson argued that her application to register a .45-caliber semiautomatic was denied because the gun is not on the California Safe Handgun Roster, which is the standard in the city. Hanson tried to register a two-tone, stainless steel/black pistol, according to the suit. But the list has that model in olive drab green, dark earth or black, not in two-tone, stainless/black, the suit asserts...
  • SAF Challenges D.C. Handgun Ban Scheme

    03/10/2009 4:40:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 634+ views
    BELLEVUE, Wash., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation and three Washington, D.C. residents today filed a lawsuit challenging a regulation by District of Columbia city government that arbitrarily bans handguns based on a roster of "acceptable" handguns approved by the State of California. The District is using this list despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court last summer that protects handguns that ordinary people traditionally use for self-defense. This scheme could eventually bar the ownership of any new handguns. Attorney Alan Gura, representing the plaintiffs in this case, noted that District bureaucrats "told Tracy Ambeau Hanson her...
  • The bill for Heller: $3.5 million

    08/26/2008 7:28:42 AM PDT · by gieriscm · 22 replies · 238+ views
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | 08/25/2008 | Lyle Denniston
    Lawyers who won the historic Second Amendment gun rights case in the Supreme Court — District of Columbia v. Heller (07-290) — on Monday asked a federal judge to award them more than $3.5 million for attorneys’ fees, plus $13,215.30 for expenses and court costs. In a motion and memorandum filed with U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, the attorneys said that they had achieved “one of the most profound and important victories available under our system of justice.” Their argument also suggested that this was a David vs. Goliath clash, with the attorneys on their far side far outnumbered...
  • Clearing the Air

    07/22/2008 6:23:45 AM PDT · by libstripper · 14 replies · 108+ views
    DCGunCase.com ^ | July 18, 2008 | Alan Gura
    There’s been some confusion about how the Supreme Court’s decision is to be implemented, and what it means for DC’s registration system, going forward. We’d like to clear the air. The handgun that Mr. Heller tried to register in 2002, the registration of which was ordered by the courts, is a nine-shot revolver. It is fully registerable under D.C. law as it stands today, and Mr. Heller will have it registered to him. We are not expecting the city to resist the registration of this firearm. Once the gun is registered to Mr. Heller, he can use it to defend...
  • How a Young Lawyer Saved the Second Amendment

    07/19/2008 3:38:29 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies · 211+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 19 july 08 | JAMES TARANT
    . For decades the Second Amendment might as well have been called the Second-Class Amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court spent the late 20th century expansively interpreting the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth amendments, not to mention unenumerated rights ranging from travel to sexual privacy. But not until last month did the court hold that the Second Amendment means what it says: that "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." What took so long? I put the question to Alan Gura, the 37-year-old wunderkind lawyer who represented the plaintiffs in District of Columbia...