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Liberty For All’s Presence in New England Results in Legislative Gains

Last week New Hampshire and Maine legislatures moved closer to Constitutional Carry policies.

Liberty For All is excited to celebrate a huge win last week in Maine. Thanks in large part to Liberty For All endorsed and supported Sen. Eric Brakey’s steadfast leadership on LD 652 which was signed into law Wednesday July 8th by Maine Gov. Paul LePage.

Liberty For All is encouraged that Maine will now allow residents to carry a concealed handgun without obtaining a permit. Permits are often a burden to responsible gun owners, and do little to prevent criminals from carrying firearms.

maineSenator Eric Brakey watches as Governor LePage signs constitutional carry into law. Photo by Jason Savage.

Brakey says that Maine has a strong bipartisan tradition of supporting the Second Amendment. “It’s not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue, it’s something that works for the state of Maine.”

Brakey’s LD 652 allows a person not prohibited from possessing a gun by federal or state law to also carry a concealed handgun without needing to get a permit first, the bill also allows for a loaded handgun in a motor vehicle, which is currently against the law.

In New Hampshire, pro-gun legislation passed in both the NH State House and NH State Senate but faced the threat of a veto from Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan.

The New Hampshire proposal introduced by Republican Senate Majority Leader Jeb ... continue reading »

Liberty For All Hosts First Annual Liberty Summit – Video

 

Liberty For All hosted 75 energetic donors and strategic partners at the first annual Liberty for All Summit in Austin, Texas.  The two day event featured discussions with pro-liberty legislators, including some previously supported by Liberty For All Action Fund, a presentation of our strategic plan, and numerous presentations on how we can grow the movement over the next five years.

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Loretta Lynch: Champion of Civil Asset Forfeiture not the Constitution

Bad news for liberty loving Americans: Loretta Lynch was recently confirmed as the next Attorney General of the United States. As the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Lynch was quite fond of the legally perverse and constitutionally questionable practice of civil asset forfeiture.

By seizing property from a person suspected – but not convicted – of a crime, the owner of the property has to navigate through a sea of treacherous legal waters just to get the property back by proving innocence. This is not how the American justice system is supposed to work.

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Lynch has called this practice a “wonderful tool” to fight crime and is on record solidly defending this practice of snatching up property of suspected criminals merely suspected of a crime. As noted by Senator Mike Lee: Many Americans don’t think the practice is fundamentally fair. She responds by saying “civil and criminal forfeiture are very important tools of the Department of Justice as well as our state and local counterparts.”

This is the first time she has defended the procedure – she has a long record of employing it herself. For example, she seized the assets of the Hirsch brothers who were represented by the Institute for Justice and in 2013 her office seized $904 million alone.

As citizens, what can we do? As always we can fight for our rights at the state and local level. More and more states are passing laws defending our ... continue reading »