The Patriot: NRA’s Free Speech Battle & Ohio’s Self-Defense Immunity Bill

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The NRA has taken its fight for free speech to the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging actions by New York State officials aimed at stifling the organization’s advocacy for gun rights.

The case, NRA v. Maria T. Vullo, centers on allegations that New York’s Department of Financial Services, under Vullo’s direction, coerced financial institutions to sever ties with the NRA, effectively suppressing the NRA’s ability to promote gun ownership and Second Amendment rights.

This coercion, argued by ACLU’s National Legal Director David Cole, represents a clear violation of the First Amendment, as it targets the NRA’s advocacy and communication.

The Supreme Court’s decision in this case could have profound implications for free speech and the rights of advocacy organizations to operate without fear of government retaliation.

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The Number:

Over 11.2 Million Firearms Produced

The Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report (AFMER) revealed a total production of over 11.2 million firearms in the USA in 2022, with the top 30 manufacturers accounting for 87% of this production.

Read More – AmmoLand Shooting Sports News


Buckeye Firearms Association Supports SB 32 for Civil Immunity in Self-Defense Cases

The Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) has testified in support of Senate Bill 32, introduced by Sen. Shaffer, which aims to provide civil immunity to individuals acting in self-defense or defense of others within nonprofit organizations. The legislation extends protections previously granted to businesses, shielding law-abiding citizens from lawsuits when they have acted to protect lives.

Read More – Buckeye Firearms Association

FPC Advances in Legal Battle Against California’s Age-Based Gun Ban

The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has completed a summary judgment briefing in Jose Chavez v. California Attorney General Rob Bonta, challenging California’s ban on firearm purchases by adults under 21, calling it an “unconstitutional and immoral age-based ban” on Second Amendment rights.

Read More – Firearms Policy Coalition

ZeroEyes Leads AI Gun Detection Expansion in Pennsylvania

ZeroEyes, an AI-based gun detection platform staffed by a team of U.S. military and law enforcement, has seen remarkable growth in Pennsylvania, doubling its presence and significantly increasing its impact on public safety. The company, which utilizes AI to detect guns in real-time through existing security cameras, has reported a 750% increase in enterprise customers and a 300% growth in commercial accounts within the state.

Read More – SecurityInformed



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