Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Seventh Circuit takes another bite out of Chicago Gun Banners hide.

The Seventh Circuit has recognized per Heller that the deprivation of the right of armed self-defense is an inherently irreparable injury. Can civil rights damage cases be far behind? The last link is about the Second Amendment Foundation requesting Illinois' gun ban be declared unconstitutional based on the Ezell decision.
Link to PDF of decision from the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Ezell v Chicago  -Chicago Gun Range Ban)
Analysis by Josh Blackman
Link to SAF news release for preliminary injuction against IL Carry Ban
Hmmm. A total ban is unconstitutional...
I wonder how that will affect a certain case in Kentucky and the future of total bans at post-secondary educational institutions in the Commonwealth?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Nevada adds Kentucky to reciprocity list...

May be old news to some, but I wanted to get the link directly from the Nevada government site.
And HERE it is. And quoted below. Their neighbor Arizona got the nod, too.
Perhaps we'll be an early addition to Wisconsin...
Out of State Carry Concealed Weapon Permit Recognition

*Effective July 1, 2011

In accordance with NRS 202.3689 (effective October 1, 2007) the State of Nevada will recognize the following States' CCW permit holders:

New Mexico
North Carolina
Rhode Island
West Virginia

This law allows holders of valid permits from these states to carry a concealed weapon while in the State of Nevada. The permit must be in the possession of the issue at all times while carrying a firearm.

CCW Prohibited Locations defined by NRS 202.3673

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Paducah officials determined to change Ky firearms preemption law.

See more HERE, and the previous post below.

The attitude of some Paducah officials is the Kentucky Legislature didn't know what they were doing when they passed KRS 65.870, and consequently don't want to obey the laws currently on the books. I'm sure these officials would be agreeable to a local business ignoring ordinances while the business worked to change the ordinances...

This is why we need to follow Florida and put some teeth behind the preemption law in Kentucky. City and County officials who ignore Florida's preemption will now be held personally responsible for preemption violations, without recourse to public funds for legal fees or fines and damages awarded in court. Will it be effective? Well, see what they're saying about it in Florida HERE, and HERE. (thx to Robb Allen at Sharp as a Marble blog)
Let's make the scofflaws in Ky.city and county governments sit up and pay attention. Help us work to put teeth into KRS 65.870, and put an end to local governments thumbing their collective nose at the law with impunity.

Mitchell v. UK before the Ky. Supreme Court has not yet been set.

Several have asked about the hearing, but so far, no date has been set. We'll keep you posted.