America's First Freedom - April 2014 - 18

F1rst Things F1rst:
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YO R K :

HYPOCRISY ON PARADE

It's one thing to fight for more restrictive gun control laws. It's quite
another to fight for those laws, then turn around and carry a firearm into
a "gun-free" school zone.
That's what a Buffalo, N.Y., community activist recently did. Dwayne
Ferguson, known for his work in promoting New York's so-called SAFE
Act last year, was arrested in February for carrying a gun illegally at a
public elementary school.
Ironically, the very law Ferguson fought for could cause him harsher
punishment, since the SAFE Act raised illegally carrying a gun on
campus from a misdemeanor to a felony.

SAFE'S UNINTENDED
CONSEQUENCES

While it's doubtful that New York's so-called SAFE Act will ever stop
any criminals from plying their trade, last year's passage has had one
effect-membership in the state's NRA affiliate has boomed.
Recent reports indicate the New York Rifle & Pistol Association saw
its membership nearly double to 41,000 members, making it the largest
state NRA affiliate in the nation.
"It has grown exponentially faster than it ever has before, and it can
only be attributed to the SAFE Act,'' Tom King, president of the state
association, told The Buffalo News.

Cam's

Corner

By NRANews.com Host
Cam Edwards

LOOKING AT THE
9TH CIRCUIT DECISION

T  C C f Appeals recently
ruled - against San Diego's policy of not issuing
Right-to-Carry permits to those wishing to exercise their right of self-defense outside
the home. Added to the th Circuit Court's recent decision striking down a complete
ban on carrying firearms outside the home, the ruling provides a solid foundation for
the .. Supreme Court to take up the issue of Right-to-Carry at a future date.
As both circuits pointed out, the Supreme Court in the Heller decision referenced the
right to bear arms, and the th Circuit's decision in the Peruta case clearly uses the legal
reasoning of Heller to demonstrate that San Diego County's denial of a Right-to-Carry
permit for the purposes of self-defense doesn't merely burden the right to keep and
bear arms, but infringes that right, and the th Circuit recognized that the Bill of Rights
specifically prohibits such infringement by the government.
What happens next is something we'll have to follow in the courts, but it's patently
obvious that anti-gun politicians in California and elsewhere are going to drag their
heels on this issue just like they've done in Washington, .., and Chicago. Once again, it
will be up to  members to keep pushing for the full recognition of our inherent and
fundamental rights. See more on pg. .


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