Worrying about who a President Pantsuit might nominate to the highest court in the land? Relax, gun nuts. The Atlantic wants you to know that your knickers are in a twist over nothing. Why the Supreme Court Won’t Impact Gun Rights – “Even the justices who dissented in Heller now understand that the decision has not proved to be a roadblock to effective gun laws. All the laws at the top of the gun-control agenda—universal background checks, assault-weapons bans, and restrictions on high-capacity magazines—have all survived judicial scrutiny since Heller. Why would justices favorable to gun control vote to overturn a case that doesn’t actually stop lawmakers from regulating guns?” That should make you feel better. Right? . . .
‘Under the Gun’ director Stephanie Soechtig stands by misleading edit: ‘I won’t be intimidated’ – Doubling down on a “creative decision” to misrepresent the facts. “’The focus on this exchange shouldn’t overshadow the fact that the film gave the VCDL a platform to express their views and opinion,’ the director said. ‘It’s really important to keep in mind that this is a group that thinks domestic abusers should have guns and that guns should be allowed in schools and bars. If I wanted to make them look bad, I would have focused exclusively on their radical ideology. But I didn’t do that. I wanted to allow them an opportunity to explain their beliefs. In hindsight, had I known that the NRA would focus on eight seconds of a two-hour film, I might have done things differently. But I made the creative decision and I stand by it.’”
Surveillance video shows men breaking into Butler home with military style guns – “Authorities in Butler are looking for three men armed with military style weapons who were caught on surveillance video breaking into a home Saturday. Butler City police said the break-in occurred Saturday around 9:30 p.m. at a home on Brown Avenue.” Oh, and just for the record Officer Krupke, those were ARs.
Harrisburg, Pa. (June 2016) – IWI US, Inc.,a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is pleased to announce that the new Galil ACE pistol (GAP39-II) is now shipping to individuals who were part of the GAP39 Recall and opted for a replacement in lieu of a refund. Wholesale distributors will begin to receive the first commercial quantities of the GAP39-II in the beginning of June. The GAP39-II contains the proper receiver with a 2-pin (2-hole) fire control group construction. In addition to the Galil ACE pistol, complete Galil ACE rifles are expected to start shipping by mid to late June, while the Galil ACE pistols with stabilizing braces are expected to begin shipping to distributors within the next 60 days.
GOP lawmaker proposes allowing guns on Capitol grounds – “Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) filed the amendment to the annual spending bill for legislative branch operations, which is expected to get a vote on the House floor later this week. It’s unclear whether King’s amendment will get a vote. Unlike with most other annual appropriations bills, the legislative branch measure has been considered under a limited amendment process in recent years, wherein House GOP leaders decide which proposals get floor time.” In other words, don’t hold your breath.
Parenting tip: dueling with firearms isn’t an effective way to mentor your progeny. Man arrested in Calhan domestic violence shooting “Robert Williams told his daughter to get another gun from the house so that the two could “duel,” the release said. A struggle between the two ensued, and the father’s gun went off. The juvenile daughter fired a round back in his direction. No one was hit or injured.”
Guns ‘N Moses – Learning to protect their flocks: “Attendees must have attended the first session to attend the second. Equipment needed: a hand gun with at least two magazines and sights, 200 rounds of ammunition, a good secure holster, magazine pouch, hearing and eye protection. They will learn the fundamentals of shooting and mental preparation and to basically have a plan. They will learn “shoot or don’t shoot” and select courses of fire. ‘If the guys in the ministerial alliance want to protect their congregation this way, we feel an obligation to get these people the proper training,’ Enzbrenner said.”
Relax. Nobody is coming for your guns. Until they do.
That’s right, no one is coming for your guns, only your magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and those automatic semiautomatic guns, and the really big guns, and the really small ones, plus the ones that shoot fast, and the ones that are scary, and the ones….
But really no one is coming for your guns, except Hillary, and Barbara, and Nancy, and Chuckie, and Patty, oh and don’t forget Pocahontas and the rest of their friends. Nope no one is coming for your guns, and if you believe that you are truly the most gullible person I can imagine.
You misspelled Fauxahontas…
Ya know, I think you are right!
The people at The Atlantic aren’t real bright.
From the article: “They would not read the Second Amendment to prohibit bans on assault rifles…”
Well, they might be able to allow a ban on certain kinda rare guns like a Tavor, but they can’t touch the AR-15 platform because much of Heller is predicated on the idea that you can’t ban a type of gun that’s “in common use” (the argument being that handgun restrictions were unconstitutional because people choose a handgun for self defense over any other weapon in many cases) and the AR-15 the most popular rifle in the country. Since it cannot be argued to be “rare” it’s protected by Heller and can’t be banned. The AK is very popular as well and it would be a real uphill slog to get that banned.
An AWB that doesn’t cover the most common types of semi-auto rifles is pointless. For gun controllers to “win” they have to overturn Heller.
Further, their argument about replacing Scalia is pretty much a joke. How long is RBG going to be on the court before she dies or retires? She’s 83 as it is!
Oh, and those cops appear to have been studying the “Journalists Guide to Firearms Identification”
It is very easy to ban AK’s. It is called executive orders and every president since Reagan has done it. The market for them has dwindled since import bans are signed like they are going out of style. No recourse against them and most gun owners don’t know or care since it doesn’t affect their AR’s, Glocks, etc.
Domestic AK’s in general suck. Only DDI has a chance of making something good out of it.
Also don’t forget it is the bad guy’s gun so double points for easy banning. Look at Maryland and other ban states as examples compared to say an AR.
Just a few years ago 70% of all AKs manufactured went to civvies and US civilians bought as many as the Russian military and police combined.
I’d say they’re pretty popular.
I blame Obama. It’s absolutely pathetic our educational system is overlooking proper duelling etiquette in it’s curriculum. No one even had a second! Preposterous.
Only in Calhan could that have happened. Reconsidering my thoughts of moving out there now…
“Guns ‘N Moses”
OK, TTAGers, I’ll start, you finish the lyrics, don’t let me down, now!:
“Welcome to the pulpit,
We got fun and games,”
If I were going to try to religionize a Guns and Roses song, I’d probably go for Paradise City. It’s almost there already.
“Take me down, to Three-Gun City where the lead rains hot, and my aim is sh!tty…”
(Oh, won’t you take, me down…….. yeah, yeah…)
Carlos, don’t get me started like that, now…
“We got all the ammo you want honey, we know the brands”
The problem with the Atlantic’s premise is those laws were not upheld by the Supreme Court, rather the Court allowed lower court decisions supporting them to stand.
It’s a subtle but important distinction, because it means we haven’t actually heard the Court opine on these laws. From a strategic point of view, the reason they were allowed to stand was likely that Scalia and Thomas couldn’t get the coalition together they needed to decide things the right way.
The next President will get to make multiple appointments to the Supreme Court. One will directly replace Scalia. If he or she is pro-gun then it doesn’t change much. If there are two pro-gun appointments, then it’s likely there’s a solid majority on the court with no haggling needed. Three pro-gun appointments makes it a lock for a generation.
That would change things completely. Cases involving those “reasonable restrictions” would be much more likely to be granted cert and the laws likely struck down.
And three anti-gun justices…
(The Gong of Doom)
Yeah. This election, is important…
I find it sad that the practice of dueling has gone out of style. some people might not run their mouths so much if there was a chance they might have to back those convictions up.
“Military style weapons”
Here’s a fun thought experiment: show people who use that phrase pictures of a half dozen or more long guns. Make sure the list includes an AR-pattern and AK-pattern. Also make sure there is a Garand, an Arisaka, a SMLE, a Mosin, and an M-14. Ask them to identify the military style weapons. What results would you expect?
For bonus irony points, do it on the anniversary of D-day.
It’s pretty silly for what is clearly a liberal publication to directly contradict what their candidate, Hillary Clinton, has actually said she wants to do. She has said publically that she wants to overturn the Heller and Citizens United decisions. She has said that she is comfortable going around Congress to do whatever she can to restrict the Second Amendment. That means, she does not believe in the court’s rulings on either the first or the second amendment.
There is no such thing as a reasonable restriction on a right. If something is truly a right then the government may not restrict it except in very extreme circumstances for a strong compelling interest and you in fact may not even give it up.
For example, consider the right to due process of law. Even if a man admits to a crime, we don’t just throw him into prison. There is a court appearance with rules of evidence, a plea and a sentencing.
This is a true right… for now.
Hillary Clinton does not even support the right to due process for folks that get put on a super-secret government No Fly List. In that case, apparently you need not even be accused of a crime to lose your property.
So, clearly, the liberal dolts over at the Atlantic are full of crap.
‘I won’t be intimidated’
No one is intimidating you. We are simply pointing out that you are a liar, have no integrity, no knowledge of the subject matter, and are utterly incompetent at your “job”. That feeling that you think is intimidation; that’s shame. Burns, don’t it?
That burning feeling….is probably an STD.
Well, actually, lesbians seldom contract STDs, or so I’ve been told.
But we aren’t talking about Bill right now…
Nothing to worry about -move along peon…as I see the hildebeast “win” tonight(how do ya’ win with delegates who can do whatever they want?) At least I know my vote counts for zero here in Cook Co.,IL…
“Even the justices who dissented in Heller now understand that the decision has not proved to be a roadblock to effective gun laws. All the laws at the top of the gun-control agenda—universal background checks, assault-weapons bans, and restrictions on high-capacity magazines—have all survived judicial scrutiny since Heller. Why would justices favorable to gun control vote to overturn a case that doesn’t actually stop lawmakers from regulating guns?”
Huh? Of course they won’t overturn Heller. Why should they when they can even more conveniently just choose to ignore it as if it didn’t exist? Which is exactly what the current court appears to be doing for the time being. And this is why the Supreme Court nominations are so important, because until we have more judges willing to interpret the law with an originalist understanding of the constitution, we can scream Heller Decision all day long and it won’t make a shred of difference for gun rights.
I cannot believe people make a living writing this tripe.
You make an excellent point. A great many 19th century Supreme Court decisions have been simply ignored. Precedent counts only when it supports the liberal agenda nowadays.
The fact that it took over 200 years for the court to specifically acknowledge the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms is proof enough that it has been ignored by many sessions of the Supreme Court.
Guns for me, but not for thee.