DAILY ALERT FOR Saturday, May 16, 2015 GUN LAWS Woman fights off attacker in Billings, KRTV, Great Falls, Mont. 05/13/15 A woman was at home in Billings, Mont. when she went to her car to retrieve her purse. Upon grabbing the purse, the woman heard a suspicious noise and drew a .380-caliber pistol from the bag. A man then attacked the woman, who responded by firing at the criminal, prompting the attacker to flee the scene. REASON Supreme Court Weighs Review of San Francisco Gun Control Scheme In its 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, the U.S. Supreme Court not only struck down Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban, it also struck down D.C.'s requirement that all firearms kept at home be "unloaded and dissembled or bound by a trigger lock or similar device." According to the majority opinion of Justice Antonin Scalia, the individual right secured by the Second Amendment voids such requirements because it protects the right of the people to keep a "lawful firearm in the home operable for the purpose of immediate self-defense." THE BLADE Ohio: Toledo man can sue city police for being detained while open carrying A Toledo man can sue a city police officer for detaining him illegally in 2010 for openly carrying a semiautomatic handgun in his neighborhood, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. THE WASHINGTON POST The Fourth Amendment and open carry of guns (where such open carry is legal) From the Sixth Circuit federal court of appeals decision today in Northrup v. Toledo Police Dept.: THE PANTAGRAPH (ILL.) Gun lobbyist explodes myths of silencers Hoping to trigger support for a law legalizing gun suppressors, commonly called silencers, an Illinois firearms lobbyist said Monday there is a difference between the way Hollywood portrays the devices and how they actually work and sound.