The AG standing in the way of teachers protecting their students would be a really good look . . .
The school board in Lee County, Virginia, voted last week to allow an undisclosed number of teachers and staff members to carry guns in school.
Board member Rob Hines said the school district has just four resource officers for its 11 schools and cannot afford to hire more.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is looking into the plan. State law prohibits guns in schools, with only a few exceptions.
Canada’s Kyle Kashuv . . .
Ryan Slingerland, 15, launched an e-petition opposing Bill C-71 — an act that aims to amend certain acts and regulations to firearms — at the end of March, and as of Saturday it had garnered some 83,000 signatures of support.
The proposed amendments to the Canadian Firearms Act and Criminal Code would require gun retailers to keep records of firearms inventory and sales for at least 20 years, and would require the purchaser of a hunting rifle or shotgun to present a firearms licence, while the seller would have to ensure its validity.
The bill would also expand the scope of background checks on those who want to acquire a gun.
Slingerland’s petition states the proposed act, currently in first reading, “does nothing to tackle firearms violence, but rather adds further red-tape on law-abiding firearms owners.”
You mean all the hysteria ginned up by the anti-gun left has been intellectually dishonest at best or outright lies at worst? Shirley, you jest! . . .
These dramatic and uninformed condemnations reveal much less about Kavanaugh’s jurisprudence than they do about the struggle between the left’s vision of an activist judiciary and the Framers’ vision of governance, which emphasizes a judiciary that plays an important but limited role and leaves policymaking to Congress.
Where the left wants a “living Constitution” that allows unelected judges to dictate policy and flexibly expand or retract the scope and meaning of constitutional rights at will—often as a means of sidestepping the broad consensus intentionally required for constitutional amendments—a good judge instead defers to the original meaning of the Constitution and faithfully applies that meaning without infusing his personal preferences into the matter.
As evidence that Kavanaugh despises gun control laws and will do whatever it takes to expand the rights of gun owners (in the same way they would expect a liberal judge to find some way of making the Constitution fit his or her preferred policy), these gun control advocates universally point to his dissenting opinion in Heller v. District of Columbia (2011), often referred to as Heller II because of its status as a follow-up to the landmark 2008 decisionbetween the same parties (Heller I).
They see what’s headed their way and they’re getting increasingly desperate . . .
Cuomo took aim at Kavanaugh’s position on gun control, warning that if the conservative judge is approved, the state SAFE Act could come under fire.
The 2013 law expanded the definition and restricted the resale of assault weapons in the state, banned magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and expanded background checks.
Conservatives and gun rights advocates have called for the law to be repealed.
“If Judge Kavanaugh goes to the Supreme Court, his vote could overturn the SAFE Act,” Cuomo warned. “They will overturn the SAFE Act. In New York we need to do the exact opposite. We need to keep building on common-sense reform.
— The Onion (@TheOnion) July 18, 2018