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Folajtar v. Rosen

America's Unforgiven Face Lifelong Gun Ban

Case Summary Lisa Folajtar is being denied her Second Amendment protected right to keep and bear arms because of a 10-year-old conviction.  In 2011, Folajtar pleaded guilting to willfully making false statements on her tax returns—a federal felony punishable by up to three years’ imprisonment.  Folajtar was sentenced to three months of home confinement, three…

California v. ATF

Hand-Crafters in the Crosshairs

Americans have the right to self-manufacture those arms that they deem necessary to defend themselves, their loved ones, and their property. But the state of California and gun control activists from the west coast want to end that practice for the entirety of the United States.

Syracuse v. ATF

Self-Sufficiency Under Siege

Americans have the right to self-manufacture those arms that they deem necessary to defend themselves, their loved ones, and their property. But a handful of progressive cities and gun control activists want to end that practice.

Teter v. Connors

To Keep and Bear (All Types of) Arms

Law-abiding residents of Hawaii want to own folding pocket-knives with split handles, also sometimes known as butterfly knives. But this type of knife is banned in Hawaii. This prohibition violates the Second Amendment-protected right to keep and bear arms, since the word “arms” applies to knives and other bladed weapons.

Robert Aragon, et al. v. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, et al.

New Mexico’s Unconstitutional Gun Store Closures

Even in an emergency, constitutionally protected rights must be defended. New Mexico’s governor shut down the state’s firearms retailers as part of her emergency shut down orders designed to stop the spread of COVID 19. But her order illegally deprives citizens of their Second Amendment protected rights. MSLF filed a lawsuit, on behalf of multiple individuals, firearm retailers, and a litany of Second Amendment advocacy organization, to vindicate those rights.

Pena v. Horan

California’s De Facto Handgun Ban is Unconstitutional

California has imposed many unconstitutional requirements upon handguns to limit purchases. By requiring non-standard or non-existent features, the state has effectively created a ban on handguns. As a result, California residents are being unfairly denied their Second Amendment protected rights. 

Rayco, LLC v. Bernhardt

Fighting to Save the Family Legacy

Emerson and Fay Ray were a young couple, recently married, when they first came to California. It was the height of the Great Depression and Emerson had heard he might be able to get a job in California pouring concrete. Now the government is threatening to destroy the legacy they built for their family.

Hererra v. Wyoming

Farmers and Ranchers Are the Backbone of This Country

Farmers and ranchers lease federally managed land to raise their flocks and herds, and ultimately to feed millions of Americans. They pay large sums of money to lease those grazing lands. Some American Indian tribe members are claiming the right to hunt on the land the government leases to farmers and ranchers in the state of Wyoming, even though it’s a clear violation of their tribal treaty with the United States.

Kisor v. Wilkie

Honoring Our Commitment to Those Who Served

Federal agencies have been growing in size and influence for decades. This case represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to turn back the tide. The case centers on a Vietnam War veteran, Mr. James L. Kisor, and his 37-year struggle to obtain veteran’s medical benefits. But what is at stake is much more than one man’s benefits—it is about reining in the out-of-control power of unelected, big-government bureaucrats.

Wilderness Society v. Trump

Even Presidents Aren't Above the Law

President Clinton and President Obama created two illegal national monuments in rural Utah, causing serious economic harm to the hard-working westerners who live in the area. President Trump reversed the land grab but was sued for his efforts to restore the rule of law.

American Stewards of Liberty v. U.S. Department of the Interior

Caught in the Government's Web

In 1988, the FWS listed as endangered the Bee Creek Cave Harvestman, a cave-dwelling spider found only in subterranean limestone caves in Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas. When the federal government bars use of private property to protect species that are found only in a local area and not throughout the country, it violates the Constitution’s Commerce Clause.

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