The United Nations pseudo-“human-rights” bureaucracy released another report attacking Americans’ self-defense rights, “Stand Your Ground” statutes passed at the state level, and the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment protection of the God-given right to keep and bear arms without government infringement. Agreeing with the Obama administration and the most extreme anti-Second Amendment members of Congress, the UN “Human Rights Committee” also claimed that the U.S. government needed to expand the unconstitutional background-check regime to include even private firearms sales.
Attorney Alan Gura chose carefully his lead plaintiffs in the Second Amendment case McDonald v. Chicago, including one Otis McDonald.
The Missouri House of Representatives removed a criminal penalties provision from a Second Amendment protection bill.
A bill restricting the enforcement of ObamaCare in South Carolina has been defeated by the State Senate.
In a letter to two senators, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admits that Americans have been directly targeted by the NSA for surveillance.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down limits on aggregate campaign donations April 2 by a narrow 5-4 decision. The court plurality in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, while upholding the $2,600 limit on donations to individual candidates, said wealthy political donors should be able to donate the maximum level to as many candidates as they desire.
In a joint statement issued at the U.S.-EU summit, President Obama and his fellow leaders called for enforcement of the UN's Arms Trade Treaty.
In a 9-0 decision on March 26, the Supreme Court upheld current federal law banning anyone found guilty of domestic violence from possessing a gun. The decision furthermore served to strengthen existing law, by overturning previous district court rulings interpreting the law as applying only to those convicted of “violent use of force” and stating that the ban extended to anyone who had pled guilty to even a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence.
President Obama released a plan purporting to restrict the power of the NSA to collect telephone metadata.
The Georgia state legislature has passed a bill protecting the right of citizens of that state to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hinted that the Supreme Court may soon hear the case on NSA surveillance.