Thursday, April 28, 2016

Do You Even Carry?

As we mentioned yesterday, DA Wolfson is coming out in support of background checks on gun sales in Nevada. We've also noted on this blog before the special exception in the law that allows prosecutors, judges, and county employees to carry concealed weapons in the courthouse. Gun ownership is a political hot button these days and it got us wondering how many attorneys carry, concealed or otherwise. Does your firm have a policy on it?


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  1. Prosecutors can but public defenders cannot? Regular attorneys cannot? What a crock.

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  2. I don't carry. Don't even own a gun. I work for a national firm that has a policy against guns on company property. They even say you're not allowed to have it in your car in the parking lot.

    I think its dumb that some, but not all attorneys can carry in court.

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  3. I carry, though never into court. That tends to raise eyebrows. Too many nutcases and drug addicts out there to remain defenseless (or comparatively so).

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  4. Americans' sense of entitlement to carry guns wherever they go has always befuddled me. Just because the 2nd Amendment gives a right to own a gun doesn't necessarily give a right to take it everywhere you want.

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    1. I'm not a gun owner, and I'm probably somewhere in the middle as far as my position on gun control, but the people who obtain guns legally and want to carry them for their own protection are not the ones who scare me. If they have gone through the necessary hoops to legally carry a gun, I have no problem with it. In fact, every person I know who carries a gun is a fully responsible adult with an understanding of how to handle it.

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    2. 10:45 here, and I can agree generally to your point. regardless, I still believe that restrictions on where to take guns are not violations or encroachments upon the 2nd Amendment.

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  5. I don't typically carry it around town. It is primarily to defend my home in the event of an unwanted intruder. But if I take a long car trip to an outlying county, it is with me on the road.

    It's a compromise; I know.

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  6. Carry concealed all day, everyday, except where prohibited (courthouse, etc.)

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  7. Different topic: President Obama nominated Anne Traum for the federal bench. It's the first time in recent history that made me hope the Senate doesn't act and that the nomination falls apart because of the election. She would be a horrible judge. I would be surprised if she's been first chair in more than one or two trials.

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    1. Anything is better than Robert Clive Jones.

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  8. Local attorney writes amicus brief in Klingon: http://fusion.net/story/296414/klingon-legal-brief-paramount-v-axanar/

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  9. No discussion of IKON here? Going to change the way ALOT of cases before the District Court are going to go.

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    1. It's about freaking time the NSC got off their duffs and issued an opinion that provided actual clear direction for the lower courts. If you represent banks, you're ecstatic because instead of trying to get the HOA to send you an actual ITEMIZED list of charges, you can just calculate 9 months worth of dues and tell the HOA to eff off. If you're a guy who bought up properties at HOA auctions, you count your $$$ and realize while it will never happen again in just that fashion, you've got great bragging stories to tell to your other real estate buddies. If you represent the HOAs, you get to tell those assholes on the Board that you were right the ENTIRE TIME when you told them their collection fees were not part of the superpriority lien.

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    2. and if you're James Adams you can buy new socks, or even a couple pair.

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    3. What was the Ikon holding? Inquiring but lazy minds want to know.

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    4. HOA collection costs are not included in the superpriority lien. Also, CC&Rs that try to contractually include those fees and costs as part of the superpriority lien are void. Suck it, HOA boards.

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    5. Keep in mind, though, that this really only aplies to pre-2015 liens. The pansy-ass 2015 legislature changed the law to include collection fees.

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  10. There was a great issue of the Nevada Lawyer called "Gun Laws and the Second Amendment" February 2014. There was one article entitled "What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Gun Laws." A concealed weapons permit is not needed to carry openly or to have a gun in the car. There was a case where an attorney brought a gun into the courthouse recently. Also a case involving a legislator that did the same thing. There was also a great article on Self Defense and articles on the Second Amendment. http://nvbar.org/articles/article/february-2014

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