Given his dissent in the Peruta non-decision . . . Gorsuch appointment looks like a win for gun-rights supporters
Then-Judge Neil Gorsuch hadn’t written anything squarely dealing with the Second Amendment when he was nominated to the Supreme Court; and while it seemed likely that he’d take a relatively broad view of gun rights (just based on his being a conservative, in an era when conservative jurists tend to lean in that direction), that was just a guess. We now have more evidence, from his vote joining Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent from denial of certiorari in Peruta v. California — he, like Thomas (and, before his death, Justice Antonin Scalia), seems to be a strong gun-rights supporter, indeed likely more so than some of the other conservative justices. Like it (as I do) or not, but that’s the information we now have.
War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength . . . Watch Out For These Anti-Gun Words And Phrases
In case you haven’t noticed, gun ban advocates have their own code, using words in different ways than they were meant to be used in order to suit their purposes. For Second Amendment advocates, recognizing those words and phrases—and knowing what they really mean—is an important step in the battle to stop those who would kill the right to keep and bear arms.
While the list is long, here are five to know and recognize. . . .
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Because California has already solved all of their really big problems . . . LAPD Forces Anime Expo To Ban All Cosplay Weapon Sales On Show Floor
Back in May, a heavily armed man was arrested trying to bring several guns, knives, body armor, and other handheld weapons into Phoenix Comic Con. His mission: kill former Green Power Ranger Jason David Frank. No, seriously. Luckily, the man was captured before he could cause any harm, but the incident did result in Phoenix Comic Con banning all cosplay weapons and prop weapons from the convention floor and forcing vendors who sell them to wrap them up, where they needed to remain for the duration of the show.
Bleeding Cool’s Dan Wickline speculated that this could have lasting repercussions for future shows: …
And indeed, weapons policies have tightened at shows, including at the upcoming Anime Expo, happening July 1 – July 5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
State Sen. Brian Pettyjohn missed his flight Thursday after the Transportation Security Administration found his handgun in his carry-on.
Pettyjohn, a Republican from Georgetown, said he was headed to the Southern Regional Education Board conference in New Orleans on an early flight out of Salisbury Regional Airport and, in his rush to pack, forgot to properly stow his 9mm handgun.
“It’s just one of those things where I didn’t check that one little flap, and there it was,” Pettyjohn said. “Sometimes mistakes happen, whether you’re a legislator or not.”
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How’s that strict gun control working out for you down there? . . . Up to a million’ guns in NSW: police
NSW Police believe there could be up to a million guns across the state as they encourage owners to surrender unwanted weapons as part of a national gun amnesty.
The three-month amnesty, begins on Saturday after being announced by federal authorities earlier this month, allowing residents to surrender illegal weapons without punishment.
Deputy Commission for Metropolitan Field Operations Jeff Loy said NSW Police seized 13,500 firearms in the past 12 months, but 4800 of those were returned to the owners.
Because that’s what the California legislature intended . . . Why California gun owners may be breaking the law on July 1
Sweeping new gun laws passed last year by California voters and legislators require those with magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition to get rid of them by July 1.
The question is: How many of California’s 6 million-plus gun owners are actually going to comply, even though violators face potential jail time if they’re caught?
Talk to gun owners, retailers and pro-gun sheriffs across California and you’ll get something akin to an eye roll when they’re asked if gun owners are going to voluntarily part with their property because Democratic politicians and voters who favor gun control outnumber them and changed the law.
An off-duty black St. Louis police officer’s race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn’t recognize him after a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer’s lawyer contends.
The 38-year-old black officer was off duty when he heard a commotion near his home and ran toward it with his service weapon to try to help his fellow officers, police said.
St. Louis’ interim police chief, Lawrence O’Toole, said the incident began when officers with an anti-crime task force followed a stolen car and were twice fired upon by its occupants. One suspect was shot in an ankle and was arrested, along with another teenager who tried to run from police, O’Toole said. A third suspect is being sought.