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Charles Nichols is a proponent of open carry.  In 2011, he filed a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit seeking to overturn California’s 1967 ban on openly carrying loaded firearms in public for the purpose of lawful self-defense.  Oral argument in his case took place on February 15, 2018, before a three-judge panel of the 9th circuit court of appeals. Charles follows court cases relating to The Second Amendment and tells us what they really mean instead of what reporters, who have never read the decisions in the cases, say they mean.

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Will California Open Carry be the Last One Standing in Court?

Nearly a decade ago, in May of 2011, I announced my intention to file a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit challenging California's 1967 ban on...

Supreme Court ZuckerBoned the Second Amendment

There is no gentle way to put it. On Monday, June 15, 2020, seven members of the United States Supreme Court ZuckerBoned the Second...

Supreme Court Schedules Eleven Second Amendment Cases For a Vote

On Friday, May 15th, the United States Supreme Court will meet in a private conference to vote on whether or not to grant eleven,...

The Second Amendment Will Have to Wait a Little Longer

One year, three months and five days after the United States Supreme Court decided to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a New York...

Second Amendment Perfect Storm

A perfect storm is brewing in Washington, D.C. The storm clouds have been gathering since November 20th, 2007, when the United States Supreme Court...

Second Amendment Countdown to October 1st

On October 1st, 2019, the first day of the new US Supreme Court term, the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court will...

Cowardly, Incompetent Kamala Harris for President

A former California Attorney General and now Senator from the land of fruits and nuts (California), Cowardly, Incompetent Kamala Harris, is now swinging her...

Supreme Court – Two New Second Amendment Wallflowers

For over ten years, lawsuits challenging various gun-control laws have invariably lost in the lower courts. Many of those lost cases filed a cert...

Supreme Court Second Amendment Countdown – 2019

There are approximately six weeks remaining in the current Supreme Court term. It is too late for any newly filed cert petitions to be...

Is Winter Over for the Second Amendment?

No. But the US Supreme Court just denied the City of New York's motion to hold briefing in NYSRPA et al v. City of...

The Divine Right of California Government?

"We do not look to the Constitution to determine whether the legislature is authorized to do an act, but only to see if it...

Pre-Game Analysis of 9th Circuit En Banc Rehearing of the Second...

When and Where? The week of March 25th, 2019, eleven active judges of the 9th circuit court of appeals and the players for the two...

Ninth Circuit to Tackle Second Amendment in March

On Friday, February 8, 2019, the 9th circuit court of appeals issued an Order vacating a three-judge panel decision from last July. The panel...

NRA and California Just Got Spanked by 9th Circuit Court of...

"Oh! What A Tangled Web We Weave When First We Practice To Deceive" - Sir Walter Scott The National Rifle Association, its official California organization...

SCOTUS Grants 2nd Amendment Cert Petition – Now What?

Nine years, three months and twenty-three days after the United States Supreme Court granted the cert petition in McDonald v. The City of Chicago,...

Supreme Court Still Second Amendment Gun-Shy Despite Justice Kavanaugh Appointment

Those of us who defend the right to keep and bear arms have high hopes that the then Circuit Judge Kavanaugh who wrote his...

Justice Scalia on Concealed Carry Prohibitions

Justice Scalia wrote the majority decision in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) On the day the decision was released, Justice Scalia spoke for 16...

NRA Just Sent The Supreme Court a Lump of Coal For...

The Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, Inc. (ANJRPC) is the official National Rifle Association State Association in New Jersey. ANJRPC is...

The Gun-Control Paradox

There are tens of millions of people in the United States who should not be allowed anywhere near any kind of weapon. They should...

The Decline and Fall of the NRA

The leftwing press is rejoicing over the fact that the National Rifle Association reported $312 million in income last year which is down from...