This Week in Gun Rights is TTAG’s weekly roundup of legal, legislative and other news affecting guns, the gun business and gun owners’ rights.
Florida Gas Pump Lady Suspends Carry Permits of Capitol ‘Insurrectionists’
Nicole “Nikki” Fried is known in Florida for three things: being the annoying narcissist who used taxpayer money to put her face on every gas pump in the state, persistent, hypocritical self-promotion, and being virulently anti-gun.
As the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture, Fried’s office oversees concealed carry permits in the state. Since she took office, we’ve seen erroneous delays and the number of denials skyrocket.
Now, trying to seize whatever scintilla of political capital is still left from the January 6 capital “insurrection” (her words, not mine), she has announced on Twitter that she was pulling the permits of Floridians who were involved in said affair.
Florida law allows or the suspension of licenses for anyone charged with felonies and other disqualifying offenses, but it is noteworthy that charges have not been filed in many of the cases of individuals arrested in connection to the capitol riot.
Rep. Hudson: ATF Is Attacking the 2A and Our Veterans
North Carolina Representative Richard Hudson and Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise criticized the ATF’s push to make a mess of pistol braces, characterizing the push as an attack on both the Second Amendment and on disabled veterans.
The pair focused on ATF’s previous recognition of the pistol brace being originally designed for disabled combat veterans.
I sometimes wonder if focusing too intensely on that narrow use case for braces might pose problems down the line. The simple popularity and commonality of the accessories tells us all we need to know: that they are assuredly in common use and protected by the Second Amendment.
Nevada Ghost Gun Bill Avoids Slapdown
A motion for preliminary injunction to prevent enforcement of Nevada’s coming “ghost gun” ban was denied last week, as the judge was unconvinced the movants were likely to ultimately succeed on the merits.
With this, the ban will be allowed to take effect, significantly impacting the lives of an unknowable number of Americans.
NC Cops: The Gun Prank War Must Stop
According to local authorities, the scarcely populated town of Roxboro, North Carolina, has seen a “prank war” wage on, where young people point realistic toy guns at one another and at passing cars.
Police say they “stopped several cars to find young people who admit to playing this game.” Not amused, the police said in a post that “there is nothing funny about this game. We urge those playing to stop immediately before you are arrested or prank the wrong person ending in tragic consequences.”
We truly live in a society.
The Nation Laments Racial Unity Against Gun Control
Last week, a group of Black public defenders came out in favor of obliterating gun regulations.
They highlight the right problem, but propose a solution that is dangerous and can only lead to more Black people killed by cops.
My latest in @thenation https://t.co/ExFujqoV2y
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) July 26, 2021
In a thoroughly maligned article, The Nation‘s criminal justice correspondent, Elie Mystal, complains that black defense attorneys joined in the fight against New York’s preposterous gun control laws
Mystal complains that “in a decent world, upstate white people and downstate Black people would agree about, I don’t know, the fundamental equality of all peoples, or the dignity of labor, or WAP, or literally anything else. The fact that these two interest groups have found common cause in obliterating state gun regulations is just a depressing example of why we can’t have nice things.”
I don’t even have words for how preposterous this is. He agrees with the point of the brief of the Bronx Defenders – that gun control is historically and very much in practical effect racist. Still, by some brain magic, Mystal feels that people of color shouldn’t join together with other gun owners to fight the state on its abuses. Clownshoes.
Top 10 Reasons to Turn your Guns in to the Government TODAY!
Top 10 Reasons You Should Just Turn Your Guns Over To The Government TODAY https://t.co/WG5lHvBa6g
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) July 31, 2021
Ever the arbiter of satire that’s almost too close to reality, the big brains at The Babylon Bee have put out a compelling piece on why we really ought stop all this nonsense and just turn our guns into the government TODAY.
It’s definitely worth a read.