The Patriot: LEOSA Restrictions, Paused Exports, and Custom Cigars



The Biden administration’s decision to “pause” firearm exports has sparked significant concern. U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee have voiced strong opposition, highlighting the unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles it introduces.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation emphasizes the detrimental impact on American companies and the contradiction in the administration’s approach to firearm regulation and international security.

At the same time, the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation (FPCAF) have filed a brief challenging Connecticut’s ban on so-called “assault weapons,” arguing the state’s prohibition on common, semiautomatic firearms is not only unconstitutional but also immoral.

The case, Grant v. Lamont, represents a critical fight for the restoration of Second Amendment rights.

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ATF Revokes 157 Federal Firearms Licenses in 2023

The ATF’s strict enforcement has led to 157 federal firearms licenses being revoked in 2023, a significant increase from 88 in 2022 and just five in the latter half of 2021.

This crackdown, focusing on minor errors, severely affects small businesses and infringes on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

Learn More – National Shooting Sports Foundation


Armed Citizens Protecting Public Safety (14 Examples)

Recent evidence shows 14 cases where citizens legally carrying firearms protected themselves and others. From stopping a robbery at a Taco Bell in Akron, Ohio, to defending a home in Wilmington, Delaware, these instances highlight the essential role of armed citizens in upholding safety and constitutional liberties. 

Read More – The Daily Signal

Finland Enhances National Defense with Shooting Ranges

Finland plans to open over 300 new shooting ranges by 2030, increasing the total to about 1,000. This move, following Finland’s NATO membership and considering its border with Russia, aims to make shooting as popular as football. It’s part of Finland’s defense strategy, emphasizing citizens’ shooting skills to strengthen national security.

Read More – Bearing Arms

Federal Court Overturns New Jersey’s LEOSA Restrictions

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled New Jersey’s LEOSA carry restrictions for law enforcement officers unconstitutional, affirming federal preemption. This decision allows active and retired officers to carry concealed firearms, including hollow point ammunition, in New Jersey without state permits. 

Read More – Police News

FPC Appeals to Supreme Court on Maryland’s “Assault Weapon” Ban

The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has requested the U.S. Supreme Court to review Maryland’s ban on “assault weapons,” arguing it’s unconstitutional. The case, Bianchi v. Brown, emphasizes the need for the Supreme Court to clarify Second Amendment rights, especially for commonly owned firearms like the AR-15.

Read More – Firearms Policy Coalition


  • United Cigars Honors Navy SEALs: United Cigars introduced the Gold Star Limited Edition cigar, celebrating Navy SEALs. Proceeds will benefit the Navy SEAL Museum’s Trident House Charities program.
  • Speer Gold Dot G2: USSOCOM’s Choice: Speer Ammunition secured a three-year contract to supply USSOCOM with 8.5 million rounds of Gold Dot G2 Duty Ammunition.
  • FPC Challenges Illinois’ Gun Bans: The Firearms Policy Coalition petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review Illinois’ “assault weapons” and magazine bans, arguing the decision contradicts Supreme Court precedents.
  • GAOS 2024 Breaks Records: The NRA’s 2024 Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA, attracted over 200,000 visitors, setting a new attendance record.
  • Remington Moves to Georgia: Remington Firearms will relocate its Ilion, New York factory to Georgia in March.

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