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That Medical Marijuana Card Can Prevent You From Buying A Gun!

Posted in Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense, Firearms
In 2016 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Wilson v. Lynch (9th Cir. Case No. 14-15799) that medical marijuana cardholders are prohibited from purchasing firearms based on federal regulations.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) sent an Open Letter to gun dealers in 2011 stating that, “If you are aware… Continue Reading

Stand Your Ground – when, where and who?

Posted in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense, Firearms, News, Politics, Uncategorized
Among the changes to Idaho law taking effect on July 1, 2018, is an important clarification of when you can and cannot use deadly force to defend yourself, others or perhaps, your “habitation.”  The newest version of Idaho Code 18-4009 lays out the places and people you have a right to defend with deadly force.… Continue Reading

Idaho Self Defense Law Clarified – Stand Your Ground

Posted in Firearms
Idaho’s law protecting a person acting in self-defense gets clarified by the passage of Senate Bill 1313 – which goes into effect July 1st. The real impact is to consolidate and codify existing law to clearly protect the inherent right of a person to defend themselves and others. Idaho law permits a law-abiding citizen to… Continue Reading
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