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On November 2, Gun Owners Foundation filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit an amicus brief in support of a challenge to the federal machine gun ban, ironically passed as part of the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act.
Gun Owners not only argues that possession of machine guns by Americans is compatible with the Second Amendment, we argue that Supreme Court opinions have bolstered this view. Our brief argues that the Second Amendment is not about hunting or target shooting, but about self-defense against individuals and/or the state.
Finally, the Gun Owners’ brief ridicules those who say that fully-automatic machineguns are far too terrifying and powerful for ordinary people to own, and we take the ATF to task for its bait-n-switch tactics.
April 21, 2015
The Supreme Court ruled favorably in a case where Gun Owners Foundation and GOA were involved -- a case that further protects gun owners’ property (like firearms) from unreasonable searches and seizures.
The case is Rodriguez v. United States -- and Gun Owners of America, and its foundation, were the only ones to submit an amicus brief in support of Mr. Rodriguez. The Court’s 6-3 decision sends a clear message to law enforcement, that a traffic stop cannot be extended beyond its original purpose without reasonable suspicion that would justify detaining an individual in the first place.
October 21, 2015
Bob Arwady sure knows what it’s like to be put through the wringer.
Over the past 15 years, the ATF has twice accused Bob of having committed numerous gun-related crimes.
Twice Bob has refused to “take the easy way out” by pleading guilty to something he did not do.
Twice he has chosen instead to put his fate in the hands of a jury of his peers.
And twice he has come out unscathed, being found not guilty on all counts.
September 9, 2014
Gun Owners Foundation submitted a brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in Heller v. District of Columbia.
GOF’s amicus brief in this case rebukes DC judges for consistently abandoning the first principles articulated in the 2008 Heller decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, and we take the District Court’s opinion to task for permitting sociology and statistics to trump constitutional rights.
June 26, 2015
By a vote of 8-1 in June, the Supreme Court sided with Gun Owners Foundation in preventing a mandatory minimum sentence from being applied against a gun owner merely because he had possessed a firearm.
June 16, 2014
Gun Owners Foundation (and GOA) submitted a brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in Heien v. North Carolina.
In this case, a driver was pulled over by police — even though he had not violated the law in any way. The North Carolina Supreme Court upheld the stop and search, claiming it to be “reasonable” — even though it was illegal.
GOF’s brief defends the Fourth Amendment property right to the security of one’s person. If no law has been violated, then the government has no superior interest in detaining a person or seizing property, and thus the search and seizure was unconstitutional no matter how “reasonable” the police may have acted.
This case is important because it will ultimately protect gun owners from having their firearms seized. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case this fall and issue its opinion thereafter.
May 18, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court decided Henderson v. United States -- a case where Gun Owners Foundation was very active.
The Court’s unanimous (9-0) ruling provides that a felon can sell his firearms collection even after being convicted of a felony.
June 2, 2015
Gun Owners Foundation (and GOA) is challenging California’s 10-day waiting period to purchase a firearm -- in a case that is currently before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
In California, one must wait 10 days before he can possess the firearm he purchases. Proponents argue that because the waiting period is regulating the commercial sale of firearms, it is “reasonable” and therefore constitutional.
However, GOF asserts that this argument clearly goes against the Second Amendment text and historical principles, as well multiple Supreme Court decisions.