The Patriot: Second Amendment Wins & Record Sales

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The Patriot provides a 5-minute weekly digest of the firearm industry.

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In a significant legal development for Second Amendment advocates, the Texas Attorney General’s Office, alongside Gun Owners of America, successfully obtained a federal court order blocking new federal firearm license requirements proposed by the Biden administration.

Critics, including Sen. John Cornyn, accused the administration of overstepping legal and constitutional boundaries with this rule.

The success continued with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton obtaining a temporary restraining order against mandated background checks for all gun sales. The law’s suspension until June 2 allows for further hearings in the ongoing debate over gun control and Second Amendment rights.

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The Number:

1,216,116 firearms sold in April 2024

April 2024 continued a remarkable trend with over 1 million firearms sold for the 57th consecutive month.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation recognized this as a clear message of Americans’ continued interest in firearm ownership and their Second Amendment rights.

Read More – American Rifleman


Louisiana Embraces Permitless Carry

Louisiana is set to allow citizens aged 18 and over to legally carry firearms without a permit starting July 4, 2024. While permitless carry will be in effect, restrictions on carrying firearms in certain locations like government offices, schools, and parades will remain.

Read More – Minden Press-Herald

Gun Ownership Rights Expanded to Non-Violent Felons

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois have extended gun ownership rights to certain non-violent felons and illegal migrants. This was influenced by the case of Steven Duarte, a non-violent felon in California, citing the 2022 Supreme Court ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen as a basis for allowing those who have served their sentences to own firearms.

Read More – WPEC

Bill to Zero Out Tax on NFA Items

The RIFLE Act, introduced by Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Ashley Hinson, aims to remove the tax on firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act. “Law-abiding Americans who exercise their Second Amendment rights should not be subject to unnecessary taxes,” said Cotton. With over 7 million NFA items in circulation, the bill seeks to ease the financial burden on gun owners.

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