Press Releases

MSLF Vows Legal Response if Boulder Doubles-Down on Gun Rights Violations

Denver, Colorado — April 21, 2021 — Cody J. Wisniewski, Director of Mountain States Legal Foundation’s Center to Keep and Bear Arms, issued the following statement in response to Boulder City Council’s April 20 Resolution supporting Gun Control:  “Nearly 3 years ago, when the Boulder City Council was in the process of passing its firearm and…

MSLF Undaunted After SCOTUS Declines to Hear Three Important Gun Cases

MSLF Attorney Cody J. Wisneiwski, who runs the Foundation’s Center to Keep and Bear Arms, released the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to not hear three cases involving Americans who face lifetime gun bans for tax filing violations and other nonviolent offenses:

CKBA Chides Biden for Dodging Congress: Vows Legal Action If Rules Cross the Line

Cody J. Wisniewski, Director of MSLF’s Center to Keep and Bear Arms (CKBA), released the following statement today in response to President Joe Biden’s executive actions related to firearms and the Second Amendment: “The Center to Keep and Bear Arms anticipated that the Biden Administration would resort to executive orders to force unconstitutional gun control…

Lawmakers Make Our Laws, Not Freelancing Federal Agencies

Denver, Colorado — March 18, 2021 — Executive branch agencies cannot arbitrarily create new criminal laws.  But creating new law is exactly what the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) did in 2019 by suddenly reversing established policy and changed its interpretation of the term “machinegun” to include bump firing devices—unilaterally outlawing those…

MSLF Welcomes Trachman to the Team

Mountain States Legal Foundation today announced the hiring of William E. Trachman as its new Associate General Counsel. Trachman brings broad experience to the job, and recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education.