9th Circuit opinion on rights of gun stores applies standard, rigorous Second Amendment doctrines – The Washington Post
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decision Monday in Teixeira v. County of Alameda vindicates the Second Amendment rights of gun stores and provides a good model of the Second Amendment doctrines that have been developed by the federal Circuit Courts of Appeals.
As was the case over 200 years ago, the 2nd Amendment IS homeland security. The armed, law-abiding citizen is our first line of defense. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is as important today as it was then, if not more so, but talking facts to gun control zealots is only likely to make them angry. Much of what they claim simply will not stand up under scrutiny.
The 2nd Amendment isn’t really about guns – it’s about our inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Many who don’t even own a gun understand this and completely support the Constitution of the United States of America.
Women have emerged as one of the fastest-growing demographics of new gun buyers and concealed carry permit holders in the country, and in the process, they have become a driving force in the shift in American attitudes from pro-gun control to pro-gun rights.
In January, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that “women [are] buying more guns than ever.” And the result of this surge in women gun buyers has been an expansion of firearms and firearms accessories made to cater to the female market.Many of the accessories are often designed and marketed by fellow women gun owners.
AUSTIN, Tx. (May 7, 2015) – Yesterday, a Texas House Committee unanimously passed a bill that would effectively block in practice federal gun control measures within the state. Introduced by Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth), House Bill 422 (HB422) would deny state material support and enforcement of many federal gun control measures, past, present or future. Experts have noted that the federal government lacks the resources to enforce such measures without participation on the state level and passage would help eliminate enforcement in practice. The bill reads, in part: An agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state, and a law enforcement officer or other person employed by an agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state, may not contract with or in any other manner provide assistance to a federal agency or official with respect to the enforcement of a federal statute, order, rule, or regulation purporting to regulate a firearm, a firearm accessory, or