July 17, 2014
by Sarah Steers
Open carry laws restrict a person's ability to visibly wear or carry a gun in public. Both open and concealed carry laws vary considerably from state to state. Some state open carry laws differentiate between handguns and long guns, such as rifles and shotguns. Seven states, including California ...[read more]
July 17, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
06/26/2014: Federal judge upheld Colorado gun control laws 04/23/2014: Georgia governor signed bill expanding gun carry rights 03/31/2014: Federal judge ruled immigrants have same gun carrying rights as citizens 03/25/2014: Ninth Circuit upheld San Francisco gun control laws 02/13/2014: ...[read more]
July 17, 2014
by Michael Roberts
Adopted to ease fear of the new federal government disarming the militias of individual states at the time of United States Constitution's ratification, the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of ...[read more]
October 17, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Independent UN rights expert Margaret Sekaggya on Thursday called on the government of Togo to work towards providing an environment that allows human rights defenders to carry out their work. Sekaggya explained that this could be done by enforcing existing laws, avoiding stigma and fostering a ...[read more]
September 30, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist M. Reed Martz of Freeland Martz, PLLC discusses recent court decisions concerning a Mississippi legislative measure aimed at clairifying state gun possession laws...On July 1, 2013, Mississippi was set to clear up any ambiguity as to whether its Constitution of 1890 and ...[read more]
September 19, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist John Frazer argues that the Mississippi legislature's amended definition of a "concealed" weapon is not unduly confusing or vague...A recent decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court may finally have laid to rest the state's status as home to one of the nation's most rigidly ...[read more]
September 1, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld Mississippi's House Bill 2, which stipulates that gun owners do not need a special permit to carry a gun in a holster or carrying case, so long as it is at least partially visible. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed the bill into ...[read more]
March 23, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Kansas House of Representatives Committee on Federal and State Affairs on Friday voted to advance HB 2111, a bill which would allow the open carry and transport of firearms around the state. The language of the bill currently prohibits cities and counties from restricting individuals from ...[read more]

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