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I-591 gets important new support

Critical new support for I-591; Open Carry picnic success

The Hunters Heritage Council (HHC), representing a small army of some 60,000 outdoorsmen and women, has thrown its weight behind Initiative 591, and will oppose the 15-page gun control measure, I-594, which has now been okayed by a Thurston County judge to begin gathering signatures.

http://www.examiner.com/article/critical-new-support-for-i-591-open-carr...

Article by Dave Workman

SAF asks high court review of Maryland CCW case

SAF petitions SCOTUS for review of Maryland carry case

The Second Amendment Foundation is pushing for a Supreme Court review on concealed carry outside the home, petitioning the high court for review of a Maryland case challenging the state’s arbitrary standards for issuing and renewing carry licenses based on whether an individual citizen can prove “a good and substantial reason” for wanting to carry a firearm for protection.

http://www.examiner.com/article/saf-petitions-supreme-court-for-review-o...

Article by Dave Workman

Seattle's case contains perspective lesson for Zimmerman case

If Zimmerman is acquitted, critics should remember Westlake Plaza case

With the defense having rested in a Florida courtroom, and closing arguments scheduled today, the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, who claims to have shot teenager Trayvon Martin in self-defense is winding down and if there is an acquittal, critics – especially any in the Seattle area – should be reminded of the famous Westlake Plaza shooting in October 2006.

http://www.examiner.com/article/if-zimmerman-is-acquitted-critics-should...

First Major Success in Lawsuit Challenging New Gun Control Laws

Today the Independence Institute's federal civil rights lawsuit
achieved its first major success, eliminating the problems that were
caused by two vague phrases in House Bill 1224, the magazine ban.
The Independence Institute's David Kopel is representing 55 elected
Sheriffs and one retired police officer in lawsuit against the new
anti-gun laws signed by Governor Hickenlooper last March.
Tuesday night, on the eve of a federal court hearing, the plaintiffs

Hearing set on challenge to gun control measure ballot title

Thursday hearing set in Thurston County on I-594 challenge

A hearing on challenges to the ballot title of Initiative 594 is scheduled Thursday afternoon in Thurston County Superior Court, and today backers of that gun control measure are using the occasion to solicit donations with an alarmist message once again blaming opposition on the National Rifle Association and “a tiny group of ideologues” that include two attorneys, one from Everett and the other from Vancouver.

http://www.examiner.com/article/thursday-hearing-set-thurston-county-on-...

Obama runs into mental health resistance

White House gets resistance from mental health community

The Obama administration is running into resistance in its effort to expand a background check database from a surprising quarter – the mental health community – because of patient privacy concerns, Reuters reported yesterday.

http://www.examiner.com/article/white-house-gets-resistance-from-mental-...

Article by Dave Workman

Illinois assembly overrides CCW veto!

Illinois lawmakers override Quinn CCW veto

Anti-gun Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn suffered a serious defeat today as lawmakers in Springfield voted to override his “amendatory veto” of court-mandated concealed carry legislation, thus paving the way for Prairie State citizens to apply for concealed carry licenses.

http://www.examiner.com/article/illinois-lawmakers-override-quinn-ccw-veto

Article by Dave Workman

NSSF sues in Connecticut over gun law

Gun industry group sues Connecticut over new law

Alleging that the Connecticut General Assembly and Gov. Dannel Malloy misused state law to push through the state’s new gun control statute, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) yesterday filed a lawsuit in federal district court to overturn the law.

http://www.examiner.com/article/gun-industry-group-sues-connecticut-over...

Article by Dave Workman

Firearms Industry Files Suit Alleging Process Used to Pass Gun Regulations Violated Connecticut Statutes and Constitution

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, today filed suit in federal court for the District of Connecticut alleging that Governor Dannel Malloy and the leadership of the Connecticut General Assembly misused the so-called "emergency certification" exception to circumvent the safeguards of the normal legislative process and in violation of Connecticut statutory law in order to pass Senate Bill 1160, a package of strict gun control regulations.