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  • MI Court of Appeals Affirms Slap-Down of Ban on Open Carry as beyond Legal Authority

    11/06/2020 3:12:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 4 November, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    The saga of  Michigan Secretary of State, radical democrat Jocelyn Benson's attempt to ban open carry at the Michigan polling places, without the legal authority to do so, continues. After the edict was declared on 16 October by Benson, Tom Lambert and a number of groups supporting the right to arms filed a lawsuit to stop the illegal usurpation of power on 22 October 2020. Michigan Judge Christopher Murray, of the Michigan Court of Claims, struck down the ban on open carry as exceeding the authority of Secretary Benson, in part, because she did not follow the necessary procedure. The...
  • Michigan Court Strikes Down Ban on Open Carry at Polls

    10/30/2020 6:37:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
     Image from lawsuit, public document, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten On 27 October, 2020,  Judge Christopher Murray, at the  Michigan Court of Claims, issued an opinion striking down Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's edict banning the open carry of guns at all polling places on election day. The edict was issued on 16 October.  Tom Lambert and several right to bear arms groups sued to stop the order extral-legal order on 22 October, 2020. From freep.com: "The court’s duty is not to act as an overseer of the Department of State, nor is it to impose its view on...
  • Michigan judge strikes down ban on open carry of guns at polling places on Election Day

    10/28/2020 12:00:02 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 28 2020 | Annie Grayer
    A Michigan Court of Claims judge on Tuesday struck down Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's directive that sought to ban the open carry of firearms at polling places on Election Day. Judge Christopher Murray granted the pro-gun-rights groups who filed the lawsuit a preliminary injunction, effectively reversing Benson's October 16 order and eliminating a universal ban on the open carry of firearms at or within 100 feet of polling locations or absentee counting boards on Election Day..... Murray wanted to narrowly define his argument, writing, "The Court's duty is not to act as an overseer of the Department of State,...
  • Michigan Open Carry Sues Michigan AG for violation of Law and Rights

    10/28/2020 6:58:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 26 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan Open Carry Sues Michigan AG for violation of Law and Rights Michigan Secretary of State Joycelyn Benson has taken the dictatorial step of banning open carry at all polling places on election day in Michigan. Open carry, in accordance with Michigan law, has been legal in Michigan for the entire history of the state. It appears, by caprice or for political purposes, Benson has decided to change the long precedent for the 2020 elections. Benson is acting as a dictator, imposing restrictions the legislator and governor have refused to pass, although they have had numerous opportunities to do so....
  • Michigan bans open carry of guns within 100 feet of voting locations on Election Day

    10/17/2020 4:55:06 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct 17, 2020 | Muri Assunção
    Michigan’s secretary of state wants voters to leave their guns at home this Election Day — or at least keep them 100 feet from any building containing polling places. On Friday, Jocelyn Benson issued guidance directed at local election officials clarifying that the open carry of guns on Election Day in, or close to, any voting locations — polling places, clerk’s offices and absent voter counting boards — is banned. “The open carry of a firearm is prohibited in a polling place, in any hallway used by voters to enter or exit, or within 100 feet of any entrance to...
  • Oral Arguments for En Banc Review of Young v. Hawaii on 24 September, 2020

    10/06/2020 5:38:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 2 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 24 September 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal heard the oral arguments in a virtual en banc panel to re-hear the case. The three-judge panel had held the Hawaii law violated the Second Amendment of the Constitution because it did not allow ordinary citizens a way to bear arms outside of the home for self-defense.Screen shot of virtual hearlng of the en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit in Young v. Hawaii. Cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten The Ninth Circuit has established a tradition of re-hearing cases favorable to the Second Amendment and not re-hearing cases which...
  • Federal judge upholds California ban on carrying guns in public

    09/02/2020 8:13:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 1, 2020 | AP
    SACRAMENTO — A U.S. judge on Monday upheld California’s near-total ban on carrying guns in public even as protests in other states have seen counter-demonstrators armed with weapons. U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller denied a review of a 2017 federal appeals court decision that upheld the law, which bans carrying concealed weapons in most urban areas and permits open-carry of weapons only if someone believes that a person is in immediate danger and law enforcement has failed to respond, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
  • Wisconsin prosecutors file multiple charges, including murder, against Antioch resident Kyle Rittenhouse

    08/28/2020 6:15:29 AM PDT · by blueplum · 86 replies
    Lake McHenry Scanner ^ | 27 Aug 2020 | Sam Borca
    ...The following is a probable cause statement written by prosecutors based on information received from several police detectives with the Kenosha Police Department: ...McGinnis stated that the first round went into the ground and when the second shot went off, the defendant actually had the gun aimed at Rosenbaum. McGinnis stated he did not hear the two exchange any words. McGinnis said that the unarmed guy (Rosenbaum) was trying to get the defendant’s gun. McGinnis demonstrated by extending both of his hands in a quick grabbing motion and did that as a visual on how Rosenbaum tried to reach for...
  • Subway Bans Open Carry of Firearms in Restaurants Nationwide

    07/08/2020 1:07:04 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 08 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Subway announced Wednesday it is banning the open carry of firearms in restaurants across the nation. WRAL reports the ban applies even in states where open carry is legal. Guns.com notes Subway’s firearm policy now says the restaurant chain requests “guests (other than authorized law enforcement) refrain from openly displaying firearms inside restaurants — even in states where ‘open carry’ is permitted.”
  • World Traveler Reports on Wisconsin Open Carry and Walmart Request

    07/05/2020 5:39:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 2 July, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    A Wisconsin Walmart manager recently followed store policy in Northern Wisconsin. They interacted with a long term friend of mine. He is an accomplished world traveler, due to his vocation as a missionary. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has often remarked about how little freedom most of the world has, compared to the United States.He is a brave man. I marvel at the dangers he considers routine.  When in the United States, he openly carries a sidearm, most commonly a Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol.  He says liberty, unclaimed and unused, is easier to lose....
  • Black gun owners plan pro-Second Amendment walk

    06/20/2020 4:58:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 19 June, 2020 | Adam Kemp
    They will be arriving in peace, and hoping to carry a message. Omar Chatman, 41, is one of the organizers for 1,000 brothers and sisters in arms, a pro-Second Amendment walk planned for Saturday led primarily by Black gun owners in Oklahoma. The demonstration, which will begin at 2 p.m. at Ralph Ellison Memorial Library, is intended to bring attention to the fact that Black Americans’ constitutional rights to carry firearms are not often respected, Chatman said. All are welcome to march in solidarity with the group, which expects between 200 and 300 people to attend in what they are...
  • Tyranny In America: Shocking Video Of Police Officers Arresting A Concealed Carry Holder With His Permit

    04/28/2020 11:21:15 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 32 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 04.28.2020 | Natalie D.
    The Denver Police Department arrested Jafar Partowmah on April 26 at the Capitol for openly carrying a firearm. The man was carrying two pistols. He is a permitted carrier. He was on the sidewalk and not starting anything. He was not brandishing or threatening. His shirt blew in the wind and the cops saw his weapon. He was arrested around 2 p.m. in the 1400 block of Lincoln Street. A protest was held at the Capitol Sunday because of the COVID-19 closures. Video below: https://twitter.com/EM_KA_17/status/1254729219625701376?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1254729219625701376&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fconservativeus.com%2Ftyranny-in-america-video-of-police-officers-arresting-a-concealed-carry-holder-with-his-permit-during-the-lockdown-protests%2F https://twitter.com/reallouiehuey/status/1254532521980645378?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1254532521980645378&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fconservativeus.com%2Ftyranny-in-america-video-of-police-officers-arresting-a-concealed-carry-holder-with-his-permit-during-the-lockdown-protests%2F https://twitter.com/reallouiehuey/status/1254529361782308865?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1254529361782308865&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fconservativeus.com%2Ftyranny-in-america-video-of-police-officers-arresting-a-concealed-carry-holder-with-his-permit-during-the-lockdown-protests%2F Colorado is an “open-carry” state, with some exceptions. Denver generally prohibits the open...
  • Girl, 11, brings AR-15 to Idaho hearing on gun legislation

    02/25/2020 6:17:42 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 02 25 2020 | KEITH RIDLER
    An 11-year-old girl toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared Monday at a legislative hearing with her grandfather, who is supporting a proposal that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits. Charles Nielsen addressed the committee that voted to send the legislation to the full House as Bailey Nielsen stood at his side with the weapon slung over her right shoulder, but did not say anything. “Bailey is carrying a loaded AR-15,” Charles Nielsen told lawmakers. “People live in fear, terrified of that which they do not understand. She’s...
  • Open Carry at the Second Amendment Rally at D.C. 2 November, 2019

    11/10/2019 4:29:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 5 November, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Open Carry at the Second Amendment Rally at D.C. 2 November, 2019 At the Second Amendment rally on the second of November, 2019, two Second Amendment activists openly carried bananas in their holsters. They were making a significant point. On the public grounds of the nation's capitol, they were barred from bearing arms under the penalty of law. The law was enforced by armed agents of the government. The United States government was founded when the British government attempted to confiscate privately owned arms.  The United States government enshrined the right to keep and bear arms in the Bill of...
  • 2nd Amendment Activist Who Open Carried at MO Walmart, Accepts Plea

    11/08/2019 5:03:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 4 November, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The youthful Second Amendment supporter who made national headlines has reached a plea deal with the Green County Prosecutor.  Dmitriy N. Andreychenko conducted his advocacy in a Missouri Walmart on 8 August, 2019, less than a week after a mass murder in an El Paso, Texas Walmart on 3 August, 2019.Andreychenko wore body armor, had an unloaded, slung AR-15 type rifle, and a loaded, holstered pistol. He took a shopping cart into the Walmart while videoing himself on his phone. Police arrested Dmitriy on a charge of a terrorist threat in the first degree. The prosecutor initially charged...
  • Man accused in terroristic threat inside a Springfield Walmart pleads guilty to amended charge

    11/02/2019 2:43:36 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 15 replies
    KYTV ^ | 11/01/2019 | KYTV
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Battlefield, Mo. man charged with making a terroristic threat at a south Springfield Walmart in August pleaded guilty to an amended charge. Dmitriy Andreychenko, 20, pleaded guilty in a Greene County courtroom Friday to an amended charge of making a false report... "I am glad that the courts worked with me, that they had grace on me, everything worked out great," Andreychenko said after Friday's hearing. "I would just like to apologize to the community. I would never hurt anyone, and I'm sorry." A judge sentenced him to a 180 day suspended jail sentence, two years...
  • Georgia Carry & Phillip Evans WIN Five Year Legal Battle at Georgia Supreme Court

    10/22/2019 5:31:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 October, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Georgia Carry & Phillip Evans win Five Year Legal Battle at Supreme Court: Image: Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Multi-license GFDL, all CC-BY-SAArizona -(Ammoland.com)- The road to restore Second Amendment rights in Georgia has been long and hard fought. Much has been regained through the legislature. Many of the infringements on the Second Amendment were imposed as part of the effort to keep freed blacks from enjoying their new rights as citizens.In 1868, in what was known as the “Camilla Massacre”, black marchers and their Republican supporters had defended themselves with firearms, even though several...
  • Open Carry Common at Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix, 2019

    09/29/2019 5:09:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry of holstered pistols was commonly seen at the Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) in Phoenix, Arizona, 21-23 September, 2019. The GRPC had an overflow crowd of over a thousand activists from around the nation. Many were standing in the back of the conference room, trying to find seats. It was the largest GRPC ever. There were numerous examples of holstered pistols in evidence. Open carry has become common and accepted in Arizona, as a result of Second Amendment activists in the state. In the 1990s, the open carry of holstered pistols was under attack in Arizona. During...
  • Open Carry Leads to Conversation on Freedom with a Chinese Immigrant

    09/20/2019 7:54:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Open Carry often leads to interesting conversations. An ethnic Chinese emigrant approached me as I was openly carrying, as I often do during my daily activities. I will not identify the woman, who is an acquaintance. The reasons will become obvious. She started by asking me if I had been dove hunting. I said I had. She asked if I had been successful. I said I had. It was the start to a conversation on geopolitics, an opening, a subtle approach to ask about gun control in the United States.The lady knows almost nothing about guns, United States gun laws,...
  • Open Carry at Walmart and Fry’s in Arizona: No One Asked to Leave

    09/18/2019 5:47:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    There is an ongoing thrust by the fanatical pushers for a disarmed population, to enlist corporate America to their cause. Understandably, corporate entities are uneasy about outright support for any political faction; come out strongly on one side or the other, you are potentially alienating 20-30 percent of your customers. The 50% that are not strongly engaged in politics are unlikely to respond. When it comes to Second Amendment issues, there are about 5 million NRA members and 100 million gun owners. There are about 30 million people that think owning a gun is immoral. The numbers game falls...