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2nd Amendment Sanctuaries — What is the Role of Your Local Sheriff?

Many states around the country, like Virginia, have been making a push to implement stringent gun control measures that include, among other things, universal background checks, magazine capacity limits, and so-called “assault weapons” bans. These attempts to regulate firearms are nothing new, but the efforts to implement these sorts of laws and regulations has seemingly intensified in recent years.

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Shooting Across Roads and Self-Defense

Late last summer, a spree shooter killed seven people and injured more than 20 while driving around Odessa, TX before he was shot by police. Setting aside the many tactical and marksmanship issues associated with shooting from vehicles, if an armed citizen faced a similar situation in your state, do laws that prohibit shooting from or across roads and from vehicles make an exception for self-defense?

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Gun Control Disguised as a Teacher Training Bill

The Indiana senate has passed Senate Bill 263, which will now go to the House. While we support teachers being trained, this bill is the big government alternative to the bill proposed by Representative Jim Lucas. Unfortunately, the bill proposed by Rep. Lucas is not going to pass this legislative session.

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Do Police Have Reasonable Suspicion for an Investigatory Stop if You’re Driving a Vehicle Owned by Someone with a Suspended License?

The Supreme Court of the United States is considering a question that could have broad implications for policing and the rights of drivers to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. In Kansas v. Glover, the Supreme Court is considering whether, for purposes of an investigative stop under the Fourth Amendment, it is reasonable for an officer to suspect that the registered owner of a vehicle is the one driving the vehicle absent any information to the contrary.

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Drug Dealing Resulting in Death

IC 35-42-1-1.5, “Dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death,” was adopted in 2018 and was recently used to charge a man in Marion County with dealing resulting in death.

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