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June 24, 2009  
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Cities' Gun Restrictions Begin to Topple
from the Christian Science Monitor
Since last June, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the District of Columbia's gun-control ordinance, cities have seen the 20,000 local gun regulations enacted over the years begin to slip from their grip, one by one. More


NRA Gears Up to Fight Anti-gun Laws
from Inside Tucson Business
The National Rifle Association of America is some 3 million strong, and 60,000 of those Second Amendment supporters were in Phoenix last month for their 138th annual meeting. It was billed as a Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum. Gov. Jan Brewer welcomed them, saying, “Make no mistake. Arizona is NRA country.” More

Report on Arms Smuggling to Mexico Called Incomplete
from the Los Angeles Times
A government audit of U.S. efforts to stop arms trafficking to Mexico was criticized by a Republican lawmaker who said its conclusion that smuggled weapons from America were fueling the rise of violent Mexican drug cartels was based on incomplete data. The report, released last week by the Government Accountability Office, said that the United States lacked a coordinated strategy to stem the flow of smuggled weapons. More

D.C. Expands List of Allowed Guns to Avert Lawsuit
from the Washington Post
The D.C. government released emergency regulations last week that greatly expand the models of handguns that District residents can own, a shift designed to stave off another lawsuit over its compliance with the Second Amendment. The new regulations, which come as the District continues to grapple with last year's Supreme Court decision that threw out the city's gun ban, will allow residents to legally obtain at least 1,000 additional types and models of handguns. More

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Will Sotomayor Uphold the Constitution?
from The Associated Press
Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a new narrative ahead of Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings, questioning her commitment to constitutional guarantees on the right to keep and bear arms and equal treatment under the law regardless of race or gender. More

Microstamping Gun Firing Pins is Unproven Technology
from The Observer-Dispatch
A lot of opinions and misinformation has been published concerning microstamping and the advantages it can give to law enforcement engaged in criminal investigations. In this op-ed piece, Joe Gross, chief operating officer for Remington Arms Company Inc., attempts to separate fact from fiction. More


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