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Regulators Repudiate Operation Choke Point at Lawmakers’ Request

Sounding the likely death knell for Operation Choke Point, federal regulators formally repudiated the program after receiving a letter from Republican legislators inviting them to do so....more

Let's Hope Moulton's View on Gun Slaughter Moments of Silence is Contagious

by PretiFlaherty on

Seth Moulton has the right idea about those weak and perfunctory and unproductive moments of silence at the Capitol after mass shootings like the one Sunday night in Las Vegas. “As after #Orlando, I will NOT be joining my...more

How SilencerCo Strategically Uses Two Federal Laws in Innovative Design of the Maxim 50

by Williams Mullen on

On September 19th, Utah based SilencerCo released the Maxim 50, a suppressed muzzleloader that is not subject to the $200 tax and long wait times typically associated with a suppressor or suppressed firearm. How? ...more

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

Six Crucial Points About the New Russia, Iran and North Korea-Related Sanctions Law

Russia-Related Sanctions Codification: The new law codifies sanctions executive orders related to circumstances in Ukraine and Crimea as well as certain cyber-enabled activities, restricting the U.S. President's authority to...more

Supreme Court To Decide Whether Prosecutors Can Use Pleas To Skirt Constitution

by Ifrah PLLC on

While the endless portrayal of jury trials in media might indicate otherwise, trials are actually quite rare in the U.S. criminal justice system. With 97% of federal cases ending in pleas, the Atticus Finch conception of...more

Circuit Reverses Over-Expansive Forfeiture Order

On July 7, 2017, the Second Circuit (Jacobs, Leval, Raggi) issued a short summary order in United States v. Stegemann. Most of the order is dedicated to affirming the defendant’s conviction at trial on several drug and...more

Shot Through the Heart, But the Excess Carrier Isn’t to Blame: Georgia Federal Court Finds Policy’s Broad Firearms Exclusion Bars...

by Carlton Fields on

On June 1, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted summary judgment in favor of AIG Specialty Insurance Co. in a case involving the application of the firearms exclusion in Powe v. Chartis...more

Georgia Federal Court Finds Policy’s Broad Firearms Exclusion Bars Coverage

by Carlton Fields on

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted summary judgment in favor of AIG Specialty Insurance Co. in a case involving the application of the firearms exclusion in Powe v. Chartis Specialty...more

Second Circuit Partially Affirms Evidentiary Ruling on Interlocutory Appeal in Decision Illustrating the Importance of...

In United States v. Brown, 16-3468-cr (Leval, Hall, Chin) the Second Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part via summary order a ruling excluding evidence related to a firearm that had not been identified in the...more

Silencers Are Not Illegal In Texas – Part 1

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Those who know me know that I am into hunting and shooting sports. I have been an avid handgun shooter since 1997. I have been into shotgun sports and shotgun hunting since approximately 2005-2006. Within the last couple...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: - SC19375 - State v. Chyung - SC19375 Concurrence - State v. Chyung - SC19492 - State v. Bush - SC19492 Dissent - State v. Bush...more

News from Second and State

Weekly Wrap - Only the Senate was in Harrisburg for session this week, but it was a busy one nonetheless. Meanwhile, some of the committees of the House of Representatives took to the road to examine issues impacting the...more

New Proposed TN Legislation Allows Off-Duty Law Enforcement to Carry Guns in Sports and Entertainment Venues

The Senate Judiciary Committee had 28 bills pertaining to firearms up for discussion this week. One bill receiving a lot of attention, SB356 / HB455, would allow an off-duty law enforcement officer to carry a firearm to...more

US: Guns at Work: The Implications of the Fifth Circuit’s Recent Decision in Swindol v. Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation

by Dentons on

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s recent decision in Swindol v. Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation casts new doubt on the enforceability of employer policies prohibiting employees from carrying firearms onto...more

New Ohio Law Provides Limited Exception To Employer’s Right To Prohibit Firearms On Its Premises

by Reminger Co., LPA on

On March 21, 2017, Ohio Senate Bill 199 will go into effect as Ohio Revised Code §2923.1210, which expands the rights of employees with valid concealed handgun licenses to transport and store a firearm and ammunition on an...more

Workplace Discrimination and Gun Rights: The Confluence of Two Hot Button Issues in Pennsylvania

by Fisher Phillips on

On January 23, 2017, a noteworthy and interesting bill was introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. House Bill 38, which was introduced and sponsored by fifteen (15) State Representatives, is aimed at expanding the...more

A Niche Tax: The Firearms Taxes

by Alston & Bird on

Federal firearms taxes are some of the small group of excise taxes in the Internal Revenue Code. They tend to only concern gun importers, manufacturers and dealers, but the ranks of dealers are growing. There are actually...more

Expanded Concealed Carry Rights for Employees Go Into Effect on March 20, 2017

by Roetzel & Andress on

Ohio legislation expanding concealed carry laws will take effect on March 20, 2017. In December of last year, Governor Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 199, which allows employees with a valid concealed carry license to...more

Ohio's New Law Altering the Concealed Carry Obligations of Employers Goes Into Effect in March

by BakerHostetler on

The effective date of Ohio’s new concealed carry law that will alter the ability of Ohio’s employers to ban firearms on their property and premises is quickly approaching. Signed by Governor John Kasich on December 19, 2016,...more

No Love for Guns in Workplace Is Protected, Court Finds

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

While the calendar may read Valentine’s Day, I’ve tackled more than my fair share of love-themed posts in the past filled with roses and chocolates. So instead, I’m going to go in a different direction entirely: Guns....more

Community Associations and the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment to the United States’ Constitution guarantees individuals the right to keep and bear arms. The Florida constitution contains a similar guarantee. With few exceptions, Florida law allows licensed...more

Seventh Circuit Strikes Down Zoning Regulations and Age Restriction Governing Shooting Ranges

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On Jan. 18, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit struck down Chicago's zoning regulations limiting shooting ranges to only a small portion of the city, as well as the city's ban on minors entering shooting...more

What’s Next Under the Congressional Review Act?

As we reported, the House and Senate have passed a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act disapproving the SEC Resource Extraction Rule and that President Trump was expected to sign the legislation that...more

State of the States: Legislatures are off to the Races!

by Littler on

Most state legislatures are back in session, and they are poised to address a wide range of labor and employment issues this year. Since January 1, 2017, more than 500 employment-related bills have been proposed in more than...more

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