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The United States Munitions List: When Guns Come Off of the ITAR

In our blog shop, most of the news we scan is the nerdy minutia of regulatory nuance. But the other day, we found big news, a real scoop. The ITAR will be rewritten to remove guns and ammunition from its control....more

California Ballot 2016: Pros and Cons of Props 62-67

by Lewitt Hackman on

This is part three of our ongoing series, California Ballot 2016, summarizing each of the 17 state-wide measures voters will encounter on the November ballot. Click these links: Props 51-56, or Props 57-61 to catch up on the...more

Claim Narrowed by Specification is Saved from Indefiniteness but too Narrow to be Infringed

In Liberty Ammunition, Inc., v. U.S., [2015-5057, 2015-5061] (August 30, 2016), the Federal Circuit reversed the Court of Claims decision that that ammunition rounds used by the United States Army embody the claims of Liberty...more

ATF Institutes a Voluntary Magazine Identification-Labeling Program

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in its recent ATF EXPLOSIVES Industry Newsletter, informed the industry of a new voluntary “process to better track industry-owned explosives storage magazines.”...more

Hostile Investments Defense System – The Newly Adopted Polish Act On Control Over Certain Investments

by K&L Gates LLP on

On August 5, 2015, the President of the Republic of Poland signed a new act on control over certain investments dated July 24, 2015 (Journal of Laws of 2015, item 1272). The purpose of the new act is to take the opportunity...more

Bitcoin and Bullets: An Unexpected Alliance

by Goodwin on

At first blush, one might not expect the digital currency and firearm industries to have much in common – when was the last time you heard someone utter Bitcoin and guns in the same breath? Recently, however, the two...more

D.C. Circuit Rejects Petition Seeking TSCA Regulation of Spent Lead Bullets and Shot

by BakerHostetler on

On December 23, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an opinion rejecting on the merits a petition filed by 101 environmental groups seeking to compel EPA to regulate spent lead bullets and shot under...more

Shootin’ Blanks: Tennessee Appeals Court Dismisses Officer’s Whistleblower Suit Over Live Ammo’s (Almost) Use

Reminder to Tennessee whistleblowers and employers: a Tennessee Public Protection Act (“TPPA”) suit only works if the purported whistleblower has a reasonable belief that what occurred was actually illegal. To prevail...more

BB&K Police Bulletin: Ammunition Regulations: Criminal Statutes Restricting “Handgun Ammunition” Vague and Invalid

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Overview: A California appellate court recently held that criminal statutes regulating handgun ammunition (defined as ammunition “principally for use” in “pistols, revolvers, and other firearms”) were unconstitutionally vague...more

The United States Allocated 40% of Liability for Contamination Caused by a Contractor’s Manufacturing Operations

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

A recent decision by a federal court in the Central District of California found the United States liable for 40% of the response costs related to contamination from the manufacture of ammunition and rocket motors for the...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - March 15, 2013

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - California considering 25 projects for carbon offset credits; Tactics divide agencies in Chevron probe; Bill proposed to ban lead ammunition in California; Navy offshore...more

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