New Ohio Law Restricts Civil Asset Forfeiture

On January 4, 2017, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 347 into law, which will require a criminal conviction before law enforcement can seize property for most civil asset forfeiture cases. Ohio will join eleven other states that have similar restrictions. Civil asset forfeiture is a legal tool utilized by police departments throughout the nation. If a property is somehow linked to criminal activity, it may be seized. In theory, civil asset forfeiture prevents many crimes from occ...
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Massachusetts AG chips away at Second Amendment Rights

In the wake of shootings in Orlando, San Bernardino, Newtown and Aurora, on July 20, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued a ban on certain firearms. She sent a notice to all gun sellers and manufacturers that her office would be intensifying enforcement of the state's ban on assault weapons, including "copycats" of the Colt AR-15 and the Kalishnikov AK-47. For nearly twenty years, manufacturers have been altering firearms to be outside the ban's specifications. In fact, Healey's...
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The Second Amendment Doesn’t Exist in the Aloha State

Over the last decade every single attempt for law-abiding and upstanding citizens to obtain a concealed carry firearms permit on Hawaii’s Big Island has been denied. Hawaii Police Department Chief Harry Kubojiri, who has helmed the department since 2008, has so far denied every application received by his department. His department is being sued over this clear abridgement of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Hawaii has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nati...
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