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Hundreds of new Tennessee laws went into effect on July 1, 2015. The following is a summary and link to several new laws which can affect Tennessee businesses.
SB 1058 – Wrongful discharge for firearms and...more
The Texas House of Representatives recently passed legislation (H.B. 910) that will allow holders of a concealed handgun license to carry holstered handguns in plain view. The Texas Senate passed its version of the “open...more
This Week -
Senate Budget writers continued to meet privately throughout the week. Senate leadership sharply criticized the House budget surmising that it spends far too much, a roughly 6% overall increase in spending...more
The Senate began its budget process last week, releasing a draft schedule to senators outlining precisely how the General Assembly can have a budget in place by June 30th. Senate budget leaders have already indicated that the...more
On June 1, 2015, the North Carolina Supreme Court accepted an amicus brief from the Second Amendment Foundation, authored by Camden R. Webb in a case that challenges the ability of a county ordinance to completely prohibit...more
Transfer OK Only If Felon Has No Control Over Weapon -
Overview: A court-ordered transfer of a felon’s lawfully owned firearms from government custody to a third party is not barred by federal law prohibiting a felon to...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Supplemental Budget to Become Law -
Governor LePage will allow the state supplement...more
A JD Supra Pro Bono Profile: Q&A with Farella Braun + Martel partner Tony Schoenberg about his work related to a Sunnyvale, Calif., ordinance that bans the possession of large-capacity gun magazines. ...more
Due to last week’s extreme weather, the South Carolina General Assembly met only on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Senate gave second reading to the criminal domestic violence bill and the House passed legislation regarding...more
One year ago, Illinois became the last state to enact concealed carry firearm legislation after the Seventh U.S. Court of Appeals stuck down its longtime ban....more
We asked industry experts, colleagues and compliance officers what they believe will be the top issues impacting workplace ethics and corporate compliance programs in 2015. We gathered their best thinking and prepared our...more
There is a growing trend of state laws prohibiting employers from banning firearms on employers’ property. These laws are otherwise known as “parking lot laws.” At the state level, more and more states appear prepared to...more
A lawsuit was filed earlier this week which challenges the constitutionality of Cal. Penal Code § 26820, a California statute aimed at regulating the sale of guns. Tracy Rifle & Pistol LLC v. Harris (E.D. Cal. filed Nov. 10,...more
Gov. Jerry Brown recently took action on three bills of interest to law enforcement. He signed a measure allowing temporary restraining orders to block gun use, approved a bill requiring toy guns to be brightly colored and...more
Despite being forced to allow gun sales by a federal judge, the Chicago City Council approved a legislation that would significantly limit locations at which gun stores could be opened. Gun store owners are being made aware...more
Regardless of their personal stance on any hot-button social issue, most business owners do not want their place of business to be the focus of demonstrations on that issue – wisely so, because rarely does being the focus of...more
We have received some questions regarding the short amendment to one of Tennessee's gun laws which went into effect last week.
Specifically, section 39-17-1307 (e) of the Tennessee Code Annotated previously...more
It’s iconic Americana – the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday walk down an empty main street in Tombstone for their showdown with the Ike Clanton gang. But, can you refocus and replay that scene one more time but now with the...more
My neighbor, Carey Colt Payne, was telling me about his new website on laws pertaining to the ownership and transfer of firearms. Carey is a highly respected probate attorney in Las Vegas who is a descendant of the famous...more
Regulations Requiring Storage of Handguns in Locked Container and Prohibiting Sale of Hollow-Point Ammunition Do Not Substantially Burden Second Amendment -
Overview: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal recently held...more
The Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms.
We know that now—after decades of uncertainty—because the Supreme Court said so in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008).
With federal gun legislation post-Sandy Hook off the table for the foreseeable future, The Sacramento Bee reports that two local governments in California have turned to enacting their own local gun control measures banning...more
Thomas Jefferson said, “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” Is this the framework the court used to find that the 2nd Amendment forbids the State of California from...more
Just when you think you understand the overarching public policy concerns regarding the accessibility of weapons to citizens, along comes the decision of Peruta v. County of San Diego. Given the recent and continuing...more
After becoming the 50th state to pass a concealed carry law last year, Illinois has begun accepting applications for concealed carry licenses from individuals wishing to carry a firearm in public. This major change in...more
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