January 16, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Thursday vetoed gun legislation supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and approved by both chambers of the Republican-controlled state legislation. Governor Snyder, a Republican endorsed by the NRA in his bid for reelection last fall, felt pressure ...[read more]
January 15, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed a lawsuit against the city of Pittsburgh, alleging local gun laws violate a state law that restricts local regulation of firearms and ammunition. 18 Pa CS § 6120 states "No county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ...[read more]
July 9, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US District Court in the Northern District of Illinois on Monday ordered the City of Chicago to reimburse the National Rifle Association (NRA) for the $940,000 spent on legal fees challenging gun ordinances. Chicago's ban on the sale and transfer of firearms was overturned in January after the ...[read more]
March 14, 2014
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Stefan Tahmassebi, Deputy General Counsel at the National Rifle Association, says that the "actual buyer" requirement imposed by BATFE on purchasers of firearms does not comport with the plain language of the GCA or the legislative history of the statute...On January 22, ...[read more]
February 24, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear rule on three new petitions that address the scope of the Second Amendment of the Constitution. The Supreme Court denied the petitions, two of which were filed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), without opinion. In NRA v. Alcohol Tobacco and ...[read more]
May 1, 2013
by Addison Morris
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday upheld a law prohibiting federally licensed gun dealers from selling handguns to anyone under the age of 21. The National Rifle Association (NRA) brought the case against the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Attorney ...[read more]
December 25, 2012
by Sarah Posner
The UN General Assembly voted Monday to re-enter negotiations over an international treaty for the global sale of arms, a 70 billion dollar industry. The General Assembly adopted an arms treaty with 133 votes in favor of the updated text, no votes against it, and 17 abstentions. This vote was ...[read more]
December 24, 2012
by Sarah Posner
The National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre dismissed calls for a renewed ban on assault weapons on Sunday. LaPierre said that an assault weapons ban was a "phony piece of legislation". After LaPierre's interview on Sunday, it is very unlikely that the NRA will support any new ...[read more]
December 16, 2011
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Contributing Editor Stephen Halbrook, Counsel for the National Rifle Association in the case of Messerschmidt v. Millender, argues that the police violated clearly established gun ownership rights in seizing the guns of all those present within the searched premises without verifying that ...[read more]
June 2, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On June 2, 2009, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a ban on handguns in two Illinois municipalities. The court affirmed the district court ruling finding that incorporation of the Second Amendment to apply against the states is a question for the Supreme Court rather than a ...[read more]

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