Ruling on concealed weapons spotlights California’s key role in gun debate – As you’d expect, the gloating came fast and furiously yesterday. “’It should not be minimized how big a victory this was for gun control advocates,’ said UCLA law professor Adam Winkler. ‘Not only does it affirm the constitutionality of restrictive conceal-carry laws in California’s major cities, it also makes it less likely the Supreme Court will step in.’” Left unresolved, however, how exactly Californians are now able to bear arms, as the Second Amendment guaratees. “Thursday’s decision ‘avoided answering the critical legal question of whether, if concealed carry is prohibited, some form of open carry of firearms must be allowed,’ (plaintiff attorney Chuck) Michel said. ‘California law bans open carry, so the constitutionality of that ban will now have to be tested.'” Good times…good times.
Dwight Freeney: NFL Players Need to Stop Bringing Guns to the Club – “As players, we have too much to lose,” Freeney said. “People will pick fights with you because of who you are. Some guys target us. If that happens, and you’re in public carrying a gun, what do you think will happen Having a gun to protect your home is different from having one on you when you go out in public to a bar. I don’t know what Aqib did or didn’t do. I do know one thing. If you have a gun on you, chances of you being shot, or shooting someone, are higher. That I know.” So are the chances of you defending yourself.
School rejects teen’s gun-toting, flag-waving photo – “A few weeks ago Josh was given an assignment in a photography class at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. He had to take a self-portrait representing self-expression. So Josh and some of his buddies gathered in a field behind his house and set up a tripod – striking their best male model poses. Josh climbed atop a four-wheeler. He was holding Old Glory in one hand and a shotgun in the other – a Remington pump action 12-gauge to be precise. It was, by all accounts, an epic picture that summed up the heart and soul of this teenage patriot. Now, at Hunterdon Regional kids have to upload their assignments to the school’s Google site. And that’s when Josh learned there was a problem.” Far too awesome for a government school.
Israel cracks down on Palestinian workshops producing guns – “Israeli security forces are cracking down on metal workshops in the West Bank suspected of manufacturing a crude homemade gun, which has emerged as the weapon of choice for Palestinian attackers in months of deadly assaults on civilians and soldiers— including in this week’s Tel Aviv shooting that killed four Israelis. Welded together from spare parts of various weapons and pipes, it looks like a short-barreled submachine gun, with a long magazine.” No one will ever stop the signal.
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EU to tighten guns rules despite concern it will restrict hunters, collectors – “The proposal, which would then go to the European Parliament, would for the first time introduce EU-wide rules on deactivated firearms which France argues are often to easy to restore to lethal functioning order or other types of guns, such as signal and starter’s pistols, that can be converted.” As James Taranto would ask, Fox Butterfield, is that you?
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