It has not worked yet, so keep trying?

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On September 13, 2020, presidential candidate Joe Biden called for a "ban [on] assault weapons and high-capacity magazines" following the ambush attack on two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies. Perhaps Mr. Biden should be reminded: California already has these bans in place The shooter did not fire more than the arbitrary number of shots to […]

Interesting – ACLU official defends NRA

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David Cole, national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, wrote that the New York Attorney General’s suit to disband the NRA is bad for First Amendment protected liberties. He’s right. The AG’s suit is entirely politically motivated and thus is indefensibly noxious. We should all remember that what’s sauce for the goose is […]

Martz to educate lawyers about restoration of right to own firearms

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On September 11, 2020, Reed Martz will speak at a continuing legal education seminar hosted by the University of Mississippi School of Law’s Center for Continuing Legal Education. The title of the hour long talk is "Restoration of Rights…WHAT ABOUT MY GUNS?" and will focus on the options, and problems, persons with mental health or […]

Secure your firearms

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Bristol police say a 4-year-old Tennessee child accidentally shot and killed a younger sibling. I do not know the circumstances. I do not know how or why a four year old had a firearm or who, if anyone, is at fault. But, this is a good time to remind us all to be vigilant about […]

Rep. Criswell Wins, City of Jackson’s Mayor Loses

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As predicted by this author, Jackson mayor Lumumba’s patent violation of the Mississippi Constitution got him sued and he quickly lost. The City Council, correctly, abandoned him and the mayor did not bother to try to justify his actions. While the result is correct, the fact that this even occurred is an affront to our […]

Tennessee permitless carry bill advances

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On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the reconvened Tennessee House Judiciary Committee passed a permitless carry bill which would allow anyone 21 and older to legally carry a gun without a state-issued license (assuming the person is not otherwise disqualified from firearm possession). There are currently 12 states with permitless carry, while three additional states have […]

Their crime was using a Hi-Point

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From the police blotter as reported by https://www.chattanoogan.com/2020/4/23/407999/Police-Blotter-2-Pairs-Of-Women.aspx Police were dispatched to Chestnut Street/W. 26th Street on two men making a rap video in an abandoned concrete slab that used to be a part of the foundry. The reporting party stated one of the men was holding a gun while filming in font of a […]

Miss. considers requiring local govt. and state agencies to follow the law

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House Bill 1215 has passed the House and is heading to the Senate for further consideration. The bill would do the following: 1. Prohibit cities and counties from entering into contracts or rental agreements which prohibit the possession of firearms. 2. Prohibit state agencies from adopting rules or regulations that restrict possession of firearms. 3. […]

Michael Bloomberg Really Does Think He Is More Important Than You

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When asked why he is entitled to private security forces using the same firearms he would bar for "common" citizens, Bloomberg could not articulate a coherent answer. He talked around the issue. He talked about how many threats he gets, how well trained his security personnel is, about what he thinks the law is and […]

Pending Legislation 2020

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There are a number of bills pending that would change gun rights in states covered by the Midsouth Gun Lawyer. Here are a few. Tennessee: To permit the unlicensed concealed carry of a handgun by all law-abiding citizens with or without a permit who are 21 and older, except in current restricted areas; The bill […]