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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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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...

Government of California Asks NRA to Join it in Fight Against...

The State of California and the National Rifle Association find themselves between a rock and a hard place. Both oppose the Second Amendment right...

Judge Kavanaugh says Concealed Carry Is Not A Right – NRA...

Last week, during his confirmation hearing to become a justice of the United States Supreme Court, Judge Kavanaugh was questioned about the Second Amendment...

Professors of Law Say 9th Circuit Open Carry Decision is Now...

Two prominent Professors of Law, both of whom oppose Open Carry, say the July 24th, Open Carry decision, Young v. Hawaii, from the 9th...

Why Are Gun-Rights Lawyers Hiding From 9th Circuit Open Carry Decision?

It has been three weeks since a three-judge panel published a decision in Young v. Hawaii which held that the right to openly carry...

When Will We Be Able to Openly Carry a Firearm in...

Well, it is already legal for you to openly carry a firearm in most of the 9th circuit except California, Hawaii and a city...

The Second Amendment is in a Coma ten years after the...

June 26, 2018, marks ten years since the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller. Despite the combined...

NRA Loses Fake Open Carry Lawsuit, Files Three More Concealed Carry...

After losing a lawsuit before the 9th circuit court of appeals in 2016, a case in which the NRA argued that states and local...