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September 2015 Gun Rights Defender – Sheriff Daryl Wheeler and Police Chief Drew McLain

Monday, October 5th, 2015

When word spread that a U.S. Navy veterans’ gun rights were in jeopardy because of a decision by the Veteran’s Administration, scores of protesters showed up at the man’s home in Priest River, Idaho, but the most prominent of them all were Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler and Priest River Police Chief Drew McLain. The […]

August 2015 Gun Rights Defender – Maine Governor Paul LePage, Sen. Eric Brakey

Monday, October 5th, 2015

When Maine Governor Paul LePage signed legislation that will allow “constitutional carry” of firearms without a permit, the gun prohibition lobby was infuriated, accusing him of going against the wishes of a majority of Pine Tree State voters. But rights aren’t up to a popular vote or an opinion poll, so the Republican governor was […]

July 2015 Gun Rights Defender – Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT)

Monday, October 5th, 2015

When Utah Congressman Rob Bishop introduced H.R. 2710 – the Lawful Purpose and Self-Defense Act of 2015 – he fired a political shot across the bow of an agency that has seemed to many to be out of control for years with law-abiding gun owners as the ultimate victims, and an administration that has not […]

June 2015 Gun Rights Defender – Seth Lipsky

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Defending a constitutional right takes many forms, and every so often, it comes in the form of a verbal bow shot in what might be called “enemy territory” where the idea of exercising the right to keep and bear arms seems as alien as Michael Rennie’s “Klaatu” character emerging from a flying saucer in the […]

May 2015 Gun Rights Defender – Dave Daniel

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Josephine County, Oregon Sheriff Dave Daniel recently made headlines when he told a Grants Pass newspaper that enforcing a new so-called “universal background check” law would not be among his priorities. The former Oregon State Trooper and Grants Pass police officer and said he did not plan to enforce such a law, which was still […]

April 2015 Defender- Bill Mateja

Monday, April 6th, 2015

EXPERIENCE PAYS OFF FOR TEXAS ATTORNEY Thirteen years of experience with the Department of Justice appears to be paying off for Second Amendment advocates in the form of Texas attorney Bill Mateja, a principal in the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson, P.C. He is the “boots on the ground” legal counsel in the case […]

March 2015 Defenders- Fredric Russell Mance, Jr., Andrew & Tracey Ambeau Hanson

Friday, March 6th, 2015

DEFENDERS COME IN BUNCHES! When it comes to standing up for firearms rights, one of the best examples recently involved three people, the plaintiffs in a case filed by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, that found the judge declaring the long-standing ban on interstate handgun transfers to be unconstitutional. […]

February 2015 Defender- State Rep. Jim Lucas

Friday, February 6th, 2015

INDIANA’S REP. LUCAS DEFENDS RIGHTS When Indiana State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-69th District) recently introduced legislation that would repeal the state’s concealed carry structure and replace it with so-called “constitu­tional carry,” it did not seem out of step for the Marine Corps veteran who was first elected in 2012. Lucas’ House Bill 1144 would amend […]

January 2015 Defender- Governor John Kasich

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

OHIO’S KASICH REBUFFS ANTIS, SIGNS PRO-GUN MEASURE When Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed legislation to allow the use of suppressors by hunters, while also reforming the state’s concealed carry statute, he did so despite pleas by national gun prohibition lobby­ing groups to veto the bill. Kasich’s signing was praised by Brett Pucillo, president of Ohio […]

December 2014 Defender- Governor Greg Abbott

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

TEXAS GOVERNOR-ELECT MAKES IT CLEAR ON RKBA Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott wasted no time in making it clear how he feels about the right to keep and bear arms when he affirmed that he would support and sign leg­islation legalizing the open carry of firearms by law-abiding gun owners following his landslide victory. The incoming […]