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An electrician who was arrested for allegedly carrying an illegal “gravity knife” in New York City received a $57,500 settlement when it turned out he wasn’t guilty of ANYTHING.

An off-duty Hubbarston, MA police officer seized over 50 ‘butterfly’ knives and then a week later when asked to return the property, responded by charging the man with sales and possession of dangerous weapons, which is NOT illegal in Massachusetts.

The troopers initiated trumped up charges of everything ranging from “disorderly conduct” to “criminal trespassing” and “resisting arrest” in an effort to prevent citizens from exercising lawful activities in and around the Capitol.

For the second time in little more than a year, a federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a controversial Florida law that restricts doctors from asking questions and recording information about patients’ gun ownership. The 2-1 decision by a panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was a victory for the National Rifle Association …

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed its opening brief with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Mance v. Lynch seeking to overturn a lower court ruling that struck down the federal interstate handgun transfer ban. The district court found the ban unconstitutional after a Washington, D.C.-based couple attempted to purchase two handguns in …

“Those who ignite a fire should be responsible for the cost of suppressing it before it becomes a conflagration.” With this rebuke, a district court has ordered the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence to pay more than $200,000 in attorney’s fees and costs to several Internet-based FFLs that the gun control organization wrongly sought …

This past week a federal court rejected a Brady Center lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Kansas’ Second Amendment Protection Act, which prohibits application of federal gun control laws to personal firearms made and kept within Kansas borders. The court ruled that the Brady Center lacked standing to challenge the “Made In Kansas” law because none …

On April 27th, a stunning 2-1 decision was published that upheld a City of Highland Park, Illinois ordinance (§136.005 of the City Code), prohibiting the possession of so-called “assault weapons” and “large‐capacity magazines.” The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Frank Easterbrook held that: [a]nother constitutional principle is relevant: the Constitution establishes a federal republic where …

California’s laws requiring gun purchasers to wait at least ten days before taking possession of their lawfully-acquired firearms are one step closer to being history, reports The Calguns Foundation, a gun rights group headquartered in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville. In a new order released today, Federal District Court Judge Anthony W. Ishii rejected two requests made …

The City of New York has agreed to pay $7,500 to a falsely arrested knife owner in a Knife Rights supported case. The embarrassing settlement shows that the city would rather pay than try to justify its illegal conduct after police declared his knife an illegal “gravity knife” even though the blade did not lock …

A federal district court judge recently ruled that California’s mandatory 10-day waiting period for firearm purchases violates the Second Amendment as applied to individuals who already lawfully possess at least one firearm that is registered to them in the California Department of Justice (DOJ) Automated Firearms System (AFS), or who possess a valid Carry Concealed …