Last Thursday U.S. District Judge John A. Sinatra, Jr. granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting law enforcement agencies in the state of New York from enforcing the ban on concealed carry in churches and other places of worship in the case Hardaway v. Nigrelli (formerly Hardaway v. Bruen), saying the law is clearly unconstitutional and impermissibly infringes on Second Amendment rights, while the state failed to meet its burden of proof.Hardaway-Decision-Order-C
Because of New York’s defeat in NYSRPA v. Bruen, New York City’s subsequent elimination of the city’s unconstitutional “proper cause” requirement, and the acquisition of unrestricted carry permits by all individual plaintiffs, the parties in the Firearms Policy Coalition and Second Amendment Foundation case Greco v. NYC litigation filed a stipulation to dismiss the case as moot.
More on New York’s Bruen fallout.
- Gun control laws fall at dizzying pace after Supreme Court ruling
- Courts Are Foiling Biden’s Trivial Attempt To Regulate ‘Ghost Guns’
Related: Jewish worshippers will not comply. Apparently the Nazi lessons finally sunk in.
And, New York State Attorney General Letitia James (who’s also suing the NRA) predicted in a legal brief that New York could become mired in “regulatory chaos” if the federal court decision invalidating some troublesome parts of the new gun control law isn’t challenged. Well, if James & Company would quit trying to regulate and prohibit every detail of free Americans’ lives, maybe she wouldn’t have to worry about chaos.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is suing the ATF over its abuse of authority in revoking FFL licenses for minor unintentional paperwork errors, something that has been going on for as long as I can remember.
A Mississippi resident has filed a federal lawsuit challenging an Alabama state parks regulation that requires written permission to carry a firearm into a state park.
The Fort Devens Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc., an affiliate of both the Civilian Marksmanship Program and the National Rifle Association, is a small civilian rifle club located 50 miles northwest of Boston. The club is suing the Army’s nearby Fort Devens for violating federal law granting them access to military rifle ranges at reasonable rates, as well as violating their members’ constitutional rights to due process and equal protection under the law.
Action item. Add your name to a pre-written letter to urge your representative to co-sponsor Lauren Boebert’s bill in the House to repeal Cornyn’s 2022 gun control law and to urge your Senators to step up and introduce a companion bill in the Senate.
ATF, Enemies & Traitors
Fourteen U.S. Senate communists sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) last week asking the agencies to strictly enforce a new rule on “ghost guns” because they allege companies are dodging the rule through a loophole [sic]. The rule, which went into effect in August, requires that unfinished “ghost gun” KITS sold to assemble a firearm are subject to the same background checks, serialization requirements and licensing process as regularly sold completed firearms. The rule says that the gun kits with all the tools and parts fall under ATF’s new scrutiny, but doesn’t include the sale of unfinished frames and receivers only, which are by definition NOT firearms, as being subject to the new requirements. Therefore, the sellers are following the new rule and the communists are complaining about them following the law. The Democrat Senators said “Bad actors in the gun industry are blatantly flouting the rule by continuing to sell unfinished and unserialized frames and receivers.” The Justice Department has already argued in at least one court case that the new rule does not cover, nor was it meant to cover, unfinished frames and receivers sold by themselves.
The Everytown billionaire-funded gun-control group is moving into influencing races for state secretary, because while those positions have no control over gun policy, they want to control the wording and inclusion of ballot initiatives and vote counting.
The Global Action on Gun Violence group has filed paperwork with the U.S. DOJ under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, with some Brady Bunch lawyers registering as agents of Mexico and the group’s board is set to include former Brady Legal Action Project Director Dennis Henigan. Time to prosecute the traitors.
“My legislation says there can be no more than eight bullets in a round, okay?… …The guys doing these mass killings, they have magazines, they call them, that can hold up to 100 bullets in it. That’s just like having an automatic weapon, which we’re not allowed to have by the way, supposedly… …[AR-15 bullets] travel five times the speed of an ordinary bullet.” – Joe Biden, 10/23/22
“…If a man lies under oath or procures the lie of another under oath, if he perjures himself or suborns perjury, he is guilty under the statute law. Under the higher law, under the great law of morality and righteousness, he is precisely as guilty if, instead of lying in a court, he lies in a newspaper or on the stump; and in all probability, the evil effects of his conduct are infinitely more widespread and more pernicious.” – Teddy Roosevelt, May 12, 1900
Department of Idiocy
The New York Times is having a conniption over Texas’ constitutional carry provisions in which non-prohibited folks are not required to have a government permission slip to carry a gun. The paper worries that “police face an armed public.” Yep, that’s right, they’re worried about the new trend of Texans having guns. Meanwhile I don’t care that New Yorkers don’t have brains.
NRA’s EVP/CEO, Wayne LaPierre, has admitted in court and under oath that he and his cronies “diverted” NRA members’ money to pay for vacations, private jets, luxury hotels, gifts for friends, and everything else. It appears the dam is breaking.
The Second Amendment Foundation has named attorney and experienced Second Amendment litigator Adam Kraut as Executive Director.
It ain’t about deer hunting
The National Shooting Sports Foundation claims to be helping hunters to reject gun control acolytes’ accusations that “Modern Sporting Rifles” (also known as evil black guns) aren’t meant for hunting. The Foundation has teamed up with The Confluence Group for hunters to proudly show off their 2022 hunting season photos with AR-platform rifles and be entered for a chance to win a Mississippi Deer or Louisiana Hog Hunt. I wonder if any troops in the sandbox will send unclassified pics from their hunts overseas?
AR-, AK-, and similar rifle styles were originally designed for combat use, as was nearly every other firearm design. While the “Sports” part of the NSSF is laudable, there is no Second Amendment for hunting or target shooting. Claiming that something is legitimate only because you hunt with it is laughable. Those guns are legitimate and protected in this country BECAUSE they are useful for combat, not in spite of it.
The Only Ones
NYC Chief Technology Officer Matt Fraser committing a felony by packing at City Hall? Probly.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection firearms instructor conducting a course was accidentally shot and killed at the Miami-Dade County-owned Trail Glades gun range in west Miami-Dade last week. The shooting reportedly happened during a “building search training” role-playing exercise where two instructors were doing a demonstration scenario in which one of them was trying to subdue a bad guy. Sources said the unidentified officer doing the exercise with the victim briefly left the room and switched from his inert training gun back to his real gun, but “forgot” to swap it back out for the training weapon when he came back, leading him to accidentally shoot the victim in the chest after the exercise began. This one sounds an awful lot like the fatal debacle in which a Mississippi gambling control officer was fatally shot at their office by another agent a few years ago.
U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 1st Class Patrick Tate Adamiak, 28, was convicted last week of receiving, possessing, and/or selling multiple unregistered machine guns, grenade launchers and anti-tank missile launchers. As a master at arms, he served in the Navy’s law enforcement area, which provides physical security of ships and bases.
Me: Cops and soldiers aren’t, either.
Copperhead mating season lasts from February to May and from late August to October. After mating in the spring, females will give birth to from two to 18 live young in late summer or fall. Baby copperheads are born with fangs and venom as potent as an adult’s.
- Always wanted a borescope but didn’t want to spend much? Here ya go.
- The .375 Raptor cartridge. Kinda cool.
- J.P. Sauer & Sohn/Blaser has introduced the new line of SL5 Waterfowl shotguns. 12-gauge, inertia-driven semi-autos available in 3.5″ (or 3″ in the Black Synthetic) models. Made in Italy. 7.5 lbs. $1579-1779.
- The X-Vision TRW1 Thermal Reflex Sight
“When I hear someone say, ‘Don’t worry; you’re safe here,’ I reach for my pistol!” – John Farnam
“If you’re worried about your gun going off and you don’t want it to, I’m thinking that carrying an unloaded gun (chamber empty 1911) is not really your solution… …Carrying an empty chamber gun is just not the smart solution.” – Tom Gresham