Governor Soprano goes to the mattresses . . .
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday that the state will highlight the National Rifle Association’s pledge to spend $1 million to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court in papers related to the state’s motion to dismiss the NRA‘s lawsuit.
The move comes as Cuomo continues to up both its legal wrangling and rhetoric against the gun lobby group. In April, he instructed the state regulators to “urge insurance companies, New York State-chartered banks, and other financial services companies licensed in New York to review any relationships they may have with the NRA.
The NRA responded with a lawsuit against Cuomo and the state alleging that the action was a defacto blacklisting of the organization, and the state’s actions are a threat to “the NRA‘s corporate existence and its advocacy mission.”
Because ignorant anti-gun hysteria in Floriduh . . .
A Florida county is halting the use of 3-D printers at public libraries amid concerns they could be used to make guns or other dangerous weapons.
Broward County libraries made the decision Monday a week after a man was shot outside a downtown Fort Lauderdale library. The Sun Sentinel reports the printers have been in use at Broward libraries for about four years, but visitors could not use the printers on their own. They had to submit their request and the staff would do the actual printing.
Just like the scorpion with the frog…it’s who she is . . .
Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) is calling for a repeal of campus carry and limits plus restrictions on public carry.
Abrams says campus carry needs to be repealed because “no parent should have to worry about guns in their child’s dorm room,” yet at the same time she says she stands for “responsible gun ownership.”
Nevermind that the people legally carrying firearms for self-defense on Georgia campuses are licensed concealed carry permit holders–and permit holders are among the most law-abiding of law-abiding citizens. They are responsible to say the least. Yet Abrams wants them disarmed while on public campuses.
The problem here wasn’t building the guns, it was doing it without an Illinois FOID card . . .
Jakub Zak, 19, pleaded guilty Aug. 6 to a reduced gun possession charge after police said the teen was in possession of home-built firearms known as ghost guns. In total, he was in possession of five guns in various stages of completion including some that could be fired, police said.
In a negotiated plea deal, Zak was sentenced to 18 months of probation. Under the terms of the agreement, Zak cannot possess weapons, weapon parts or ammunition. He is also barred from the use of drugs or alcohol and has to complete 100 public service hours.
The condition specifically prohibiting Zak from possessing firearm parts — which is similar to a condition of his bail that required him to relinquish various tools — was included because he built the guns that were seized from his home, according to Vernon Hills Police Chief Patrick Kreis.
For the Ninth Circus, diminishing the right to keep and bear arms is a feature, not a bug . . .
Well, we all knew it wouldn’t last. Weeks after two different Ninth Circuit panels surprisingly upheld Second Amendment rights by blocking California’s confiscation of large-capacity magazines and Hawaii’s ban on open carry, the nation’s most progressive circuit returned to form. In a ruling earlier this month, it upheld one of the most bizarre and nonsensical gun regulations in the nation. It did so by essentially ignoring the plain language of Heller and approving a legal regime that will naturally and inevitably lead to diminishing options for citizens who seek to lawfully exercise their constitutional right to self-defense.
Here are the basic facts. California’s Unsafe Handgun Act requires new handguns sold in the state to have three key safety features. First, new guns must have an indicator that shows when a round is loaded in the weapon’s chamber. Second, new guns must have a magazine-detachment mechanism that prevents the gun from discharging when a magazine is not in it. Finally, the third provision “requires new handguns to stamp microscopically the handgun’s make, model, and serial number onto each fired shell casing.”
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