Alan Gura files “Palmer vs DC” (Heller II)

Having already fought for the “Right to keep” arms at SCOTUS in the DC vs Heller. Alan Gura is now beginning the fight for the “Right to bear” arms.

The new lawsuit challenges Washington D.C.’s policy of requiring a permit to carry but not providing any means for obtaining said permit.

More at Of Arms and the Law Blog

After the DC vs Heller win, I’ve felt the next step was to push for a SCOTUS case on the right to bear arms ; along with the push for incorporation of the 2nd Amendment. So I am rather excited about this case.  That said, we’re probably have to wait 5-10 years to see it’s resolution.

Published in: on August 13, 2009 at 8:49 am  Leave a Comment  
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NRA-ILA Alert: Pennsylvania’s Attorney General supports incorporation

Pennsylvania Attorney General Signs Amicus Brief Supporting Second Amendment Incorporation
Please Thank Attorney General Tom Corbett!

Two-thirds of the nation’s attorneys general have filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari in the case of NRA v. Chicago and hold that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This bi-partisan group of 33 attorneys general, along with the Attorney General of California in a separate filing, agrees with the NRA’s position that the Second Amendment protects a fundamental individual right to keep and bear arms, disagreeing with the decision recently issued by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Attorney General Corbett was one of the many who agrees that the Second Amendment is a fundamental individual right and signed the amicus brief. Please call Attorney General Corbett at (717) 787-3391 and thank him for standing up in support of the Second Amendment. You may also e-mail him by clicking here.

State Attorneys General Amicus Brief can be found by clicking here.


Always nice when your state is one of the one’s on the right side of things.  Good job Mr. Corbett!

Published in: on July 9, 2009 at 5:09 am  Leave a Comment  
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Ninth Circuit Court Incorporates the Second Amendment


Good discussion over at Arms and the Law

And for the legal buff wanting more nitty gritty…

From what I understand of it. This is just a circuit court. So it carries a tremendous amount of weight, but could still be reviewed by the Supreme Court. The actual case was lost, as the 9th Circuit Court deemed the issue a reasonable regulation. But it affirmed that the Second Amendment applies to the states in the 9th Circuit.  Definitely a step in the right direction. And should make Chicago’s upcoming case a bit more difficult to play.

Published in: on April 21, 2009 at 2:02 am  Leave a Comment  
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