How great is that? . . .
The California Department of Justice withdrew a regulation Wednesday evening requiring California firearm owners to register so-called “assault weapons” following a lawsuit filed by a group of gun rights advocacy organizations including Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF), Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), The Calguns Foundation (CGF) and California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (CAL-FFL).
“The DOJ’s proposed rule making in this case was a smoke-screen to cover their tracks and other prior unlawful regulatory actions,” said FPC President Brandon Combs in a statement. “While we are pleased that our opposition efforts were ultimately successful here, we know that Attorney General Becerra is relentless in his attacks on law-abiding gun owners and their Second Amendment rights. FPC will continue to defend the people of California and our Constitution from his DOJ’s abusive executive actions.”
The lawsuit was filed, SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb said in a previous statement, because of California DOJ’s Firearms Application Reporting System (CFARS) breaking down during the deadline week for people to register their firearms in accordance with new state laws.
Look for Tyler to be harassed the next time he sets foot in public . . .
Some pro-Second Amendment college students have joined efforts to fight a new ban on assault weapons in Boulder, Colo.
It’s a city known as a haven for left-wing causes, but right-of-center students who call the region home say the ban is unconstitutional and want it reversed, including a 20-year-old CU Boulder student.
A lead plaintiff to overturn the law, which takes effect in January, is 20-year-old Tyler Faye, a member of the CU Boulder Shooting Sports club. He joined the lawsuit because the city’s new ordinance raises the age for legal firearm ownership from 18 to 21, the Daily Camerareports.
“Boulder is clearly discriminating against students who live within city limits and is preventing us from exercising our constitutionally protected rights,” Faye told The College Fix by email.
That light they thought they saw at the end of the tunnel in 2016 is an oncoming train . . .
President Donald Trump’s selection of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court has been met with concern in a variety of progressiveadvocacy circles, but one group’s condemnation has been particularly swift and forceful: proponents of gun control.
Organizations like the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, and Giffords—the group founded by former Arizona congresswoman and gun violence survivor Gabby Giffords—all issued statements denouncing Trump’s pick. Protesters representing their cause counted themselves among the hundreds who assembled at the Supreme Court last night to object to the president’s choice.
The outcry might seem surprising, since the Supreme Court has barely heard any gun-related cases since 2008, when it upheld law-abiding citizens’ right to gun ownership in District of Columbia v.Heller while stipulating that such ownership should be regulated. But according to Brady co-president Avery Gardiner, a former lawyer, that may have had more to do with the moderate makeup of the court than an absence of legal challenges to gun control, and another Trump appointee may make the court more willing to take on such cases.
The cases heading to the nation’s highest court are constitutional challenges to the “common sense” measures gun control activists have implored lawmakers to pass since the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Police are calling the Parkland shooter’s mom an “enabler” — but don’t let that distract you from the real issue
No, the real issue was the school, the Broward County Sheriff and the FBI bungled the whole thing from start to finish . . .
On July 10th, BuzzFeed News reported that counselors had warned Lynda Cruz against letting her son purchase guns, but she ignored their advice. In a meeting with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said that the shooter’s mother had interfered with attempts to address his behavioral problems.
According to the Associated Press, in the meeting, Gualtieri called Lynda Cruz “an enabler.” Cruz was reportedly living with his mother when he legally purchased the AR-15 used in the shooting.
The AP reports that Gualtieri claimed Lynda Cruz told her son’s counselors, “If he wants to have a gun, he could have a gun.”
“Threat assessment teams” . . .
The Secret Service – known for protecting the president – is now using their expertise to protect schools in the wake of a spate of deadly mass shootings.
The new guidelines on enhancing school safety are based on research from the U.S. Secret Service‘s National Threat Assessment Center. Lina Alathari, the author of the operational guide, told ABC News that although guns were used the majority of the time in the crimes studied, the report also includes attacks carried out using a “lethal weapon,” such as a knife, gun or explosives.
After the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, the Secret Service approached the Department of Education and offered to use the same methods they use to study assassins to study school shooters.
“No one had really studied school shooters from an operational preventive perspective before,” Alathari says.