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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
A Texas Federal Appeals Attorney Discusses Texas’s Open Carry Law -
Texas is one of a few states that has an “open carry” law, at least as it relates to long guns or rifles. This means that in some circumstances it may be...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
The Tennessee legislature's enactment of Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 39-17-1313 (also known as the "Guns in the Trunk" legislation) has sparked wide debate among employers and employees alike regarding the interpretation...more
Yesterday the Ninth Circuit ruled that “San Diego County’s ’good cause’ permitting requirement impermissibly infringes on the Second Amendment right to bear arms in lawful self-defense.” The case is Peruta v. San Diego (9th...more
Executive summary: On February 5, 2014, members of the Tennessee Senate voted down an amendment that would have created a specific employment protection for gun owners. The amendment sought to add a provision to the...more
On January 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for the purpose of modifying the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to...more
Each year, LP’s Labor & Employment Practice Group is pleased to provide a short checklist of steps that all companies should consider taking to measure their readiness for the coming year. We hope that you find this 2014...more
Earlier this month, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held in a case of first impression that evidence seized by IRS special agents from the taxpayer's home was admissible even though IRS Special Agents were armed when they...more
Earlier this week, the Tennessee General Assembly's Office of Legal Services opined that the "Guns in Parking Lots" law "effectively prohibits" employers from discharging an employee for conduct allowed by that law. ...more
We provide below alphabetically very brief summaries of key US laws addressed by cases summarized in this edition. Please note that these summaries provide a very simplified overview of the statutes and are not intended to...more
As we previously reported, President Obama has made it a priority to improve the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (“NICS”). Last week, more than eight months after the issuance of a advance notice of...more
The State of Illinois recently became the 50th state to pass a concealed carry law – the Firearm Concealed Carry Act (“FCCA”) – which will soon allow a properly licensed individual to carry a firearm. The FCCA lists certain,...more
There are two pressing issues concerning implementation of Illinois' new Firearms Concealed Carry Act1 (Public Act 98-0063)...
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
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