FYI, I typically finish writing these newsletters and send them to Mike Allen at Businesswright on Thursdays for publication and distribution on Fridays. So if there is breaking news late Thursday or Friday (like a SCOTUS decision) that is missed in that week’s newsletter, that lead time is why. Also sometimes, like this week, we are late. This is typically due to AT&T being utterly incapable of maintaining its 19th century communications technology. Our apologies for both.
SCOTUS THROWS OUT NEW YORK GUN CARRY LAW
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 this week that New York’s restrictive “proper cause” gun-carry licensing scheme violates the Second Amendment. The case is New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) v. Bruen. The ruling written by Justice Clarence Thomas is golden but imperfect, and shreds the anti-gun arguments and lower courts’ nonsensical corruption of the justice system. The opinion is 69 pages long, and I suggest you take time to READ IT all.20-843_7j80
THIS is why I held my nose and voted for Trump – the SCOTUS appointments.
The Second Amendment Foundation advises it is poised to sue when (not if) oppressive idiot bureaucrats ignore this ruling. The oppressive idiot bureaucrats are already publicly vowing to keep right on being enemies of the Constitution.
The U.S. Department of Justice released a statement publicizing its disagreement with the Supreme Court’s decision. Well, we already know you unjustified minions disagree with the U.S. Constitution. That’s why we have a Constitution.
You know, I thought I had tinnitus, but today I think the ringing in my ears is just the screams of liberals and communists losing their feeble little minds. And just for fun, I’m literally thumbing my nose specifically at all those low-down leftist lying law professors who have been disproved. Again.
In a too-weird-to-ignore twist, Paul Clement and Erin Murphy, the attorneys who successfully represented the gun-owning plaintiffs in this case had to leave their law firm. It seems the other partners at Kirkland and Ellis, the law firm where both work, apparently were unhappy about the Supreme Court win and told the two attorneys they had a choice to make: ditch their Second Amendment-related clients or leave the firm. It seems to me that might be an ethical violation on the part of the remaining law partners. But of course, anti-gunners don’t tend to be particularly ethical.
- Uvalde Police Went 77 Minutes Without Trying To Open The Door Where A Shooter Killed 19 Children and 2 Adults
- Police didn’t try to open doors to Uvalde classrooms with shooter inside: Source
Then there’s this.
- Multiple police officers stood in a hallway at Robb Elementary School armed with rifles and at least one ballistic shield within 19 minutes of a gunman arriving at the campus.
“Three minutes after the subject entered the west hallway, there was sufficient number of armed officers wearing body armor, to isolate distract and neutralize the subject.” – Texas Department of Public Safety head Steve McCraw
- One of the officers, who was married to teacher Eva Mireles, tried to enter the classroom and stop the attacker, but was detained and had his gun taken by other officers on scene.
Fourteen Republicans voted with U.S. Senate democrats to advance a bipartisan bill including gun control. The Republican senators who voted for the bill are:
- Roy Blunt, Mo.
- Richard Burr, N.C.
- Shelley Moore Capito, W.V.
- Bill Cassidy, La.
- Susan Collins, Maine
- John Cornyn, Texas
- Joni Ernst, Iowa
- Lindsey Graham, S.C.
- Mitch McConnell, Ky.
- Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
- Rob Portman, Ohio
- Mitt Romney, Utah
- Thom Tillis, N.C.
- Todd Young, In.
Apart from Ms. Murkowski and Mr. Young, none of the lawmakers who backed the bill are seeking reelection this year.
In late news, we learned that the Senate has passed the bill.
We have a report from the Senate hearings that Steve Dettelbach, the anti-gun nominee of anti-gun President Biden to head the anti-gun Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, has never owned or been issued a firearm in his life. Well, what do you expect of a gun-hating empty-suit communist?
Kroger (which allows gun carry in its stores) and several other grocery and drugstore chains have removed gun magazines from their magazine racks. Apparently some stores even pulled beer koozies and other items depicting eagles and Thomas Jefferson wielding a military-style weapon after alleged customer complaints. One “customer,” identified as the “NC State Twitter Lead for @momsdemand” complained to Harris Teeter about Freedom Series items that read “Give me liberty or give me death” and “America, love it or leave it.”
Here’s the list:
- Kroger (and ALL affiliates including: Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Smith’s, Fry’s, King Sooper’s, Fred Meyer, etc.)
- Save On Foods
U.S. federal tax clerks spent $700,000 of your money on ammo in March. Why?
Bloomberg’s Everytown gun ban group is now calling for shutting down the First Amendment as well.
Summary of the Left, from John Farnam
“I want to state unequivocally that I am not anti-gun. In fact, the movement I helped to start has been pro-Second Amendment from day one.” – David “Piglet” Hogg, who most definitely wants to take your guns away
The White House has denied the claim that the administration is looking to ban the commercial sale of government contract ammunition overruns. Yes, the same White House that says you can’t buy a cannon and that a 9mm Luger bullet will blow your lungs out. I’m not convinced that the proposed ban quite rises to the legal level of treason, but Mr. Biden certainly wouldn’t want me on his jury.
Speaking of liars, a lie by definition is an intentional false statement. Here you go.
Credit Card Pushback
The credit card industry has blocked a novel effort to track firearm and ammunition purchases, depriving law enforcement of a potential tool to harass and disarm the citizenry. Documents obtained by CBS News show employees from domestic and international credit card companies, including Visa, Mastercard and American Express, pushed back on an application to create a merchant category code for firearm and ammunition sellers.
The Only Ones
Former Arlington, TX, police officer Robert Phillips was indicted Thursday on a murder count in the fatal shooting of a suspect after a slow-speed vehicle chase last October. Phillips was fired two days after the shooting for violating Arlington Police Department policy limiting when officers may put themselves in the path of a moving vehicle and when they may shoot at a moving vehicle.
Biblical gun control and RKBA
Gun Control History
- Do you remember the great massacre spree of 1964? Me either.
Science confirms: Gun grabbers need mass shootings to pass gun control
Why we always follow the Four Rules
- Apartment walls are not bulletproof. Neither are houses or cars.
About those warning shots
Not a DGU
- Did you know? Holland & Holland is still building rifles for the .700 H&H cartridge, upon request. Starting at around $400,000.
- Holosun’s Solar Charging Sight
- Springfield Armory’s athletic CCW wear.
Think About It
“If ‘Gun Control’ Doesn’t Disarm the Government, It Is Authoritarian Propaganda” (h/t: David Codrea)