This and Cuomo’s strong-arm tactics are the biggest threats to the RKBA . . .
Let’s be honest. If you own guns or you’re a gun-rights supporter, and if you’re concerned about government restrictions on your Second Amendment rights, the future looks bright. The elevation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court may well represent the death knell for draconian forms of gun control — including bans on so-called “assault weapons” and bans on standard-capacity magazines in semi-automatic pistols and rifles.
Moreover, meaningful federal gun control has been blocked for a generation, and red-state legislatures are moving almost uniformly to liberalize state gun laws. Witness, for example, the steady spread of “constitutional carry” in red states across the land.
But another threat looms, one that can stretch across the entire American landscape, is immune to the filibuster, and is largely sheltered from judicial review. It’s a threat that can choke off financing for the gun industry, stifle speech about guns, and lock the gun-rights community into offline (and small online) ghettos that restrict their ability to communicate.
Top men. Top men . . .
Two Chicago police officers are in hot water Monday after a picture of them sleeping on the job went viral.
The photo showed two cops in a Chicago Police 6111 vehicle slumped over and snoozing. Both were wearing black bullet-proof vests.
The picture was posted Saturday and has been shared more than 20,000 times on Facebook, including by mayoral candidate Ja’Mal Green.
Meanwhile, during the superintendent’s weekly after action report . . .
The superintendent of Chicago’s beleaguered police department shifted the blame for the city’s gun violence epidemic from the cops to the courts, blaming judges and prosecutors who refuse to jail repeat offenders arrested with illegal firearms.
Supt. Eddie Johnson, speaking on Monday at Chicago Police Headquarters, said his department can “only do so much,” but noted “it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why shootings continue to be a problem in Chicago.”
“These shootings are not random,” Johnson said. “They’re fueled by gang conflicts. We know who they are.
He added: “If people don’t give us the information we need, and our judicial partners don’t hold them accountable, would you stop if that’s what you wanted to do? You know, it’s ridiculous.”
Nicely done . . .
Authorities say a 15-year-old girl shot and killed her mom’s boyfriend, but she’s not in trouble with the law. Neither is her little brother, who allegedly brought out the gun in the first place. Prosecutors determined this was “justified,” according to a news release last Friday from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina.
This incident happened back on August 8, deputies said. They got a 911 call about a shooting, and arrived at the scene, according to the statement. There, they found a 46-year-old man dead from two gunshot wounds. …
This man was definitely not a victim, at least in the story told by investigators. He had attacked the woman that night and strangled her, deputies said. She sustained some pretty bad bruises and contusions from the attack, according to the statement. This man threatened to cut her throat, and murder everyone in the residence.
The mother’s kids wouldn’t stand for this. The boy brought out a gun. It was the 15-year-old, however, who took the firearm, and shot the man twice in the chest. One of the bullets fragmented, and happened to graze the 16-year-old in a leg.
Huh? . . .
Residents of a luxury high-rise building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side are being terrorized by a sniper taking shots at their building.
Police believe the gunman fired from Roosevelt Island across the East River at random on at least two different occasions. The first bullet, fired last Friday, hit an apartment on the 32nd floor. The second bullet, fired the next day at 1:15 a.m., hit a window on the 14th floor.
The shattered windows are now covered with plywood.
A woman named Ilene who lives on the 22nd floor of the targeted building told Inside Edition she’s living in fear.