January 11, 2019 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman
Mississippi hunting areas closed due to MS River flooding.
The MS Legislature in now in session; Lord help us.
Speaker of the House Philip Gunn (R) has appointed Democrat Representative Angela Cockerham to Chair the House Judiciary B Committee this year. Chairman Cockerham replaces very pro-gun Andy Gipson (R) as Chairman of Jud B. Gipson is now the Commissioner of Agriculture. Under Gipson, the committee handled some of the most controversial bills related to the courts and law-enforcement each session. Cockerham is considered a “centrist” Democrat who occasionally crosses the aisle to vote with the Republican majority in the House. Of course if she’s voting with the majority her vote may not matter.
Quiet preparations are underway within conservative legal circles and the White House counsel’s office in the event that ailing 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg retires.
Does an illegal alien have the Second Amendment right to possess a firearm? Five US circuit courts have said no and now the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (the goofy San Francisco one) in an unanimous decision agreed in a decision this week. They have all found that 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(5)(A) is constitutional.
National Reciprocity and other federal legislation
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