Posts Tagged ‘arms’

The nation’s capitol, long infamous for its strict gun control, is now one step closer to being forced to comply with the Second Amendment. On Saturday, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in Palmer v. District of Columbia, which challenged D.C.’s ban on carrying firearms in public for self-defense. The court’s opinion prohibits D.C. officials from enforcing certain provisions of local law that effectively prevent the carrying of firearms in public for self-defense.
Whether the District will seek further review of the court’s decision remains to be seen. In the meantime, however, D.C. must now join all 50 states in the union in recognizing, at least to some degree, the fundamental right to bear arms under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. We will provide further updates as more information becomes available.

 
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Forty-four states have “Right to Keep and Bear Arms” provisions included in their constitutions. Those provisions are listed here.
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Last week, the House General Laws Committee voted “Do Pass” on Senate Joint Resolution 36 and this measure is currently waiting to be added to the House floor calendar.  Sponsored by state Senator Kurt Shaefer (R-19) and being handled in the House by state Representative John Diehl (R-89), SJR 36 would strengthen Missouri’s current right to keep and bear arms constitutional amendment, Section 23, Article I.
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Oxfam America has long served as a reliable cheerleader for nearly all misguided United Nations policy. However, Oxfam America President Raymond Offenheiser’s Friday op ed (“President should ignore fear mongering and sign arms treaty”) is an exceptional illustration of this blind allegiance. Offenheiser wants us to simultaneously believe the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty is both the single most important tool to cracking down on war crimes and that the treaty has absolutely no teeth whatsoever. That’s twisted logic for sure. Here’s the truth.The Arms Trade Treaty directly threatens the Second Amendment rights and privacy of American gun owners. Article 12 of the treaty “encourages” signatory nations to compile “records” of all “end users” of firearms imported into their county — and to supply this sensitive personal information to the government of the exporting country.
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) would like to thank Sen. Inhofe (R-OK) for leading the effort to prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (UN ATT).  Sen Inhofe’s amendment passed the full Senate 53-46 with bi-partisan support.
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The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Monday to restart negotiations on a draft international treaty to regulate the $ 70 billion global trade in conventional arms, a pact the powerful U.S. National Rifle Association has been lobbying hard against.
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