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California AG Can't Intervene on Behalf of San Diego in Peruta Case

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:38
The LA Times has the story here.  You may recall that the sheriff in the Peruta case decided not to challenge the decision of the Ninth Circuit so the state Attorney General and the Brady Campaign requested the right to intervene in the case.  Yesterday, the court said no.  The Times notes it may not be the last word however:
Harris refused Wednesday to say what she will do. Gun advocates have only mildly opposed Harris' intervention. They believe the Peruta case is the best vehicle to persuade the Supreme Court to strike down restrictive open carry regulations throughout the country, and an appeal would move the case closer to the Supreme Court.
It has been thought that Peruta may be the best case on state issue of concealed carry permits for a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court.  If Peruta ends here, there is still another case involving Yolo County that could be heard en banc by the 9th Circuit.  But for now, this is good news for California gun owners.  Bob Owens over on Bearingarms.com estimates that an additional 2 million people in California may apply to carry concealed if yesterday's decision ends up being the last word in the Peruta case.
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Civil Disobedience in Washington State Over I-594

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 17:47

Bob Owens has the story at Bearing Arms. Gun owners intend to show enforcing the law that billionaires were successful in imposing on the state may not be so easy.

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Americans Believe Firearms Make them Safer

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 13:58
This just has to tick off the gun ban lobby.  Their mantra for years has been having a firearm in the home makes you more likely to be the victim of gun violence. This new Gallup poll reports that more than 60% of the public believe a firearm in the home makes them safer.  This is double the percentage that said that in 2000.
The poll also found that 42% of Americans report having a firearm in their home. Gallup notes this is a self-reported measure and it has fluctuated from survey to survey.  Gallup has found that household gun ownership has ranged from a low of 34% in 1999 to a high of 51% in 1993.  It is unknown how many gun owners refuse to say in a phone call if they own a firearm so it is possible that the 42% is significantly higher.

Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at Gallup, appeared on Sportsman Channel's NRANews Cam and Company on Friday to discuss the poll.
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