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Providing for the “common defense” is one of the primary purposes of our nation’s Constitution. Accordingly, the elements that we must protect and preserve involve matters related to both our national and personal defense. To this end, we align with and promote laws and doctrine that ultimate lead to continued freedom.

Appeals court: Longstanding federal ban on selling handguns to adults ages 18-21 is ruled unconstitutional

    The U.S. Appeals Court for the Fourth Circuit overturned a ban on selling handguns to those under 21, ruling that the Second Amendment should apply to legal adults regardless of age.   Quick Facts   In 1968 a federal law was passed that banned the sale of handguns to those under 21. Two...

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Federal judge strikes down California’s 32-year ban on ‘assault’ rifles, calls it a ‘failed experiment’

    In a historic decision, a federal district judge has struck down California’s three-decade-plus ban on “assault” weapons, stating that civilians have a constitutional right to own an AR-15 rifle.   Quick Facts   District Court Judge Roger T. Benitez ruled that California’s ban on AR-15s is unconstitutional. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, D, criticized...

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Texas allows Texans to carry handguns with only ‘the United States Constitution as our permit to carry’

    George Washington once said, “The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that is good,” and it seems the Texas legislature agrees.   Quick Facts   The Texas legislature passed a bill that allows adults 21 and over to carry a...

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Second Amendment sanctuaries becoming all the rage, with Nebraska the latest to get on board

    In response to the Biden administration moving forward with execution action on gun restrictions and the passage of a major gun control bill in the House of Representatives, Nebraska’s Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts has issued a proclamation declaring the Cornhusker State a sanctuary for the Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms....

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Arizona moves to protect its citizens’ Second Amendment rights against federal overreach on gun control

    Even before President Joe Biden announced new executive orders on gun control on Thursday, Arizona had preemptively passed a law preventing the enforcement of federal gun restrictions deemed unconstitutional.   Quick Facts   Biden announced on Thursday that he is enacting new gun control measures using executive orders. The President is also expected...

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Court strikes down bump stock ban, rebukes executive overreach

    On Thursday, a panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a ban on bump stocks as implemented by the Trump administration is unconstitutional and putting the executive branch on notice about the limits of their role in the legal process.   Quick Facts   In 2018, the Trump administration...

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House Democrats take aim at Second Amendment, passing the first two of many expected gun control bills

    Last week, House Democrats passed two gun control bills that would make it harder for Americans to purchase a firearm, and then almost immediately after the vote, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced another bill banning the sale of all “assault weapons.”   Quick Facts   H.R. 8 mandates a background check for all...

5 months ago

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VIDEO: Congresswoman Lauren Boebert says, ‘I will carry my firearm in D.C. and in Congress.’

  Newly elected Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., is already triggering political opponents on Capitol Hill with her support for the Second Amendment. Hailing from the appropriately named town of Rifle, Colo., Boebert has stated she will carry a firearm in the Capitol building, prompting Democrats to attempt to ban legislators from doing so. Boebert, however,...

7 months ago

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Biden’s gun control proposals trigger 2nd Amendment supporters

  There is disagreement among Democrats and potentially within Joe Biden’s planned administration on what executive action he can take regarding guns. While some claim Biden could use an executive order to institute gun measures, Biden recently warned that he would exercise caution on executive orders.   Bullet Points   The Biden campaign’s national policy...

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U.S. director of national security says China is the “biggest threat to democracy since World War II”

  Director of National Security John Ratcliffe has been speaking out lately to help the American public understand that China is now the greatest threat to the United States and it is becoming bolder and more aggressive in its actions. Ratcliffe says that China, “intends to dominate the U.S. and the rest of the planet...

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