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    by Published on 02-28-2017 06:18 AM
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    SACRAMENTO, CA and FRESNO, CA (February 27, 2017) — Earlier today Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, issued an order granting plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction in a First Amendment civil rights lawsuit challenging a California statute that broadly restricts the Internet publication of the home address or telephone number of any “elected or appointed official.” The case, captioned Doe Publius and Derek Hoskins v. California Legislative Counsel Diane Boyer-Vine, is supported by civil rights advocacy organization Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC).

    “We are delighted that Judge O’Neill saw the statute and the State’s enforcement of it for exactly what it was: an unconstitutional restriction on free speech,” said FPC President Brandon Combs following the ruling. Combs added, “especially in times where some government officials are working to pass legislation that would criminalize law-abiding gun owners and eliminate Second Amendment rights, the First Amendment’s protection of law-abiding gun owners’ political speech and protest is more important than ever.”

    Today’s order states, in relevant part, that “the Court finds that Plaintiffs are likely to succeed on their claims that § 6254.21(c) violates the First Amendment as applied to them, and also violates the dormant Commerce Clause as applied to Hoskins. The Court further finds that the remaining preliminary injunction factors weigh in Plaintiffs’ favor. The Court therefore preliminarily RESTRAINS AND ENJOINS Defendant from applying or enforcing § 6254.21(c) against Plaintiffs.”

    Plaintiff Doe Publius, who filed under a pseudonym due to a fear of government retaliation and the potential for criminal prosecution under the challenged law, runs a political blog under the alias “The Real Write Wringer” and writes about California politics, civil liberties, and the Second Amendment. Publius (through their Web host, WordPress.com) was sent a takedown letter from the California Legislative Counsel threatening litigation if they didn’t remove a “tyrant registry,” which was posted after Governor Jerry Brown signed six new gun control bills into law on July 1.

    Another plaintiff, Derek Hoskins, is the owner of northeastshooters.com, an online forum for discussing firearms issues and shooting sports activities, news, and politics. In addition to his First Amendment claim, he challenged the State’s enforcement of the law under the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause as well as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. § 230). The Legislative Counsel issued a takedown demand to Hoskins based on a discussion thread about the controversy over the takedown demand sent to Publius.

    A copy of the Court’s order and relevant case documents can be viewed or downloaded at https://www.firearmspolicy.org/publius_v_boyer_vine.
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    by Published on 02-22-2017 04:14 PM
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    By ALLIE MORRIS

    It’s now legal to carry a concealed loaded gun in New Hampshire without a license.

    Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed so-called “constitutional carry” into law Wednesday morning, his first signing since taking office in early January.

    “It is common-sense legislation,” he said during a ceremony in the Executive Council chambers. “This is about making sure that our laws on our books are keeping people safe while remaining true to the live-free-or-die spirit.”

    The signing marked a GOP victory a week after the bruising defeat of right-to-work, one of Sununu’s top priorities.

    Republicans in control of the Legislature have sought to repeal the licensing requirement in recent years, but Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan consistently vetoed the change, saying it threatened to weaken public safety.

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    by Published on 02-20-2017 07:35 AM
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    Mass Firearms and Northeastshooters.com would like to give away a Ruger LCR 38 Special on April 15th.


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    We at NES would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!
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    by Published on 12-12-2016 04:00 PM
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    The Ridgeline Marksmanship Park is New England’s Premiere shooting destination. Purpose-built from the ground up to bring Long-Range and Action Shooting to New England in a way that has never been seen before. We have identified a suitable space and are in the process of bringing the project on-line. Subscribe to our newsletter and check back often to learn more.

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    Email from Alex this morning
    We’re funded, the land is acquired, we are just waiting on a special exception for the agricultural land use. Meeting is 12/15 at 7pm (Winchester, NH Town Hall) and any NES members who wish to make their voices heard at the meeting in regards to how this will economically benefit the town and how we need a facility like this in New England, are more than welcome to attend.
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