Press Releases

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.

America’s “Unforgiven” Battle Lifetime Gun Bans

Mountain States Legal Foundation’s Center to Keep and Bear Arms is asking the United States Supreme Court to hear the case of Ken Flick, a Georgia resident who is barred for life from possessing a firearm because of a 1987 conviction for importing and reselling bootleg music cassettes.

MSLF Battles to Ensure Clients are Heard

January 29, 2020 – Denver, Colorado – Mountain States Legal Foundation’s Center to Keep and Bear Arms (CKBA) today appealed a judge’s decision to deny its clients intervenor status in Syracuse v ATF, a case that could redefine the term “firearm” under federal law, arguing that excluding CKBA’s clients from the case will also exclude perspectives and legal arguments no one else will adequately present.    The Center represents private citizens whose ability to build firearms for personal use could be impaired…

Family Fights on After 30 Years in Bureaucratic Purgatory

We know the wheels of government bureaucracy, like the wheels of justice, turn slowly. But how long should an American have to wait – 5 years? 20 years? 30 years? – for the federal government to definitively rule on a routine mining patent request that could make or break the success of a family-owned business?

Feds Are Arbitrarily Denying a Man’s Right to Own a Firearm

MSLF’s Center to Keep and Bear Arms is asking the United States Supreme Court to hear the case of a Pennsylvania man who was denied the right to purchase a firearm because a fifteen-year-old misdemeanor DUI conviction.Mountain States Legal Foundation’s (MSLF) Center to Keep and Bear Arms is asking the United States Supreme Court to hear the case of a Pennsylvania man who was denied the right to purchase a firearm because a fifteen-year-old misdemeanor DUI conviction.

MSLF’s Court Victory Halts Big Green’s Power Grab

Mountain States Legal Foundation scored a major legal victory for farmers and ranchers and struck a devastating blow against environmental extremists’ out-of-touch, anti-ranching agenda.