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What are Red Flag Gun Laws?
August 19, 2019

In the wake of recent mass shootings, lawmakers are considering a push for “red flag” gun control measures. Many Americans are wondering what this means for their Second Amendment rights. Essentially, these are laws that are aimed at removing firearm rights for potentially dangerous individuals. How is this accomplished? Red flag laws would allow state courts to sign a special … Read More>

US Disaster
Can the Government Confiscate My Guns During a Disaster?
October 19, 2017

During times of man-made or natural disaster, American citizens can become concerned with the government’s response to crisis and how it will affect them. During times of tragedy, Governors of affected areas are liable to declare a state of emergency.  This declaration suspends or alters the typical actions of executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of government. It can result in … Read More>

Gun Safe
Can a Felon Live with Someone Who Owns a Gun?
September 27, 2017

Can You Get Your Rights Back? Most state laws, as well as federal law, prohibit anyone convicted of a felony from possessing firearms or ammunition.  The legal penalties for being a felon in possession of a firearm can be severe. However, people with criminal convictions often have questions about firearm possession and ownership. A popular question that we hear is, can … Read More>

AR-15 Assault Weapon
California Struggles with Gun Control Laws
September 1, 2017

California Gun Laws 2017 California continues to face legal challenges to new gun control measures. In 2000, the state banned the sale of firearm magazines that can hold more than ten rounds. Until recently, residents who already possessed such large-capacity magazines could keep them. However, California passed Proposition 63 in November, which requires background checks to purchase ammunition, bans possession of … Read More>

New Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bills Pending in Congress
August 25, 2017

New Developments for Concealed Carry In March 2017, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which would allow legal gun owners and concealed carry permit holders nationwide to responsibly arm themselves no matter where they are. A similar bill was also drafted by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) titled, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. … Read More>

House Bill 746: North Carolina’s Repeal of Local Background Checks for Handguns
June 1, 2017

Elephant Crossing Republican lawmakers in the House are once again attempting to repeal North Carolina's requirements for having a concealed carry permit in order to carry a handgun. House Bill 746   would remove the state's requirement for a concealed carry permit, changing state law by allowing any U.S. citizen 18 or older who legally owns a firearm to carry it concealed, except in … Read More>

A Record Number of FBI Gun Background Checks Completed as Holiday Gun Sales Soar
December 16, 2016

Following the November election, gun sales in America are still at an all-time high. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Instant Background Check System (NICS) processed more background checks for gun transactions on Black Friday than on any single day since the system launched nearly twenty years ago. A total of 185,713 NICS searches were conducted on Black Friday in … Read More>

California Firearm Rights Restoration
Federal Appeals Court Limits the Government’s Ability to Strip your Gun Rights
October 28, 2016

Federal law bans gun possession by felons, who are defined as people convicted of any “crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.” There is an exception for misdemeanor state crimes, that are “punishable by a term of imprisonment of two years or less.” The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in a recent decision has ruled that it … Read More>

How Can I Get my Criminal Record Expunged Without a Lawyer?
October 24, 2016

Criminal record expungements are a legal process. But like all legal processes, any citizen could technically do it themselves. Pro se legal representation is the term used for those who choose to advocate on one’s behalf before a court, rather than being represented by a lawyer. This may occur in any court proceeding, whether it be defending oneself in a … Read More>

America Is, Has Been, and Will Continue to be Great
June 29, 2016

To some Americans, "The Donald’s" campaign slogan is somewhat confusing.  The slogan, “Make America Great Again," (a recycling of President Reagan's campaign slogan) has made waves across every medium you can think of – from Television, the Internet, Cable News, and to the few dying Newspapers.The reason to take umbrage with this slogan is that America is a great country and will continue … Read More>