2nd Amendment Under Fire
A Florida appeals court has ruled that a State university in Jacksonville can’t ban guns from being stored in cars parked on campus. That may be a small victory for the 2nd Amendment, but it is a victory.
The U.S. Senate voted Monday to renew a ban against firearms that can pass undetected through metal detectors, but rejected calls to update the law in response to the advent of plastic guns made with 3-D printers.
That will come soon. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) called for an update of the law, saying, “This isn’t science fiction anymore. … Someone can make a gun in their basement.”
Last week, Lt. Col. Robert Bateman, who has billed himself as “an infantryman, historian and prolific writer,” wrote a blog post for Esquire, breathlessly exclaiming that a comprehensive gun-grab in the United States is long overdue. His argument is idiotic on its face.
New York City is sending notices to gun-owning residents — who already must register their weapons and obtain city-specific ownership permits — telling them they must turn in, dispose of or modify any rifles or shotguns equipped to fire more than five rounds of ammunition.
The New York Post recently pointed out an interesting fact about Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), the gun control project started by outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino: Some of its members haven’t fared so well in staying on the right side of all the other laws they’re sworn, as mayors, to uphold.
The NFL has rejected a paid Super Bowl commercial from firearm manufacturer Daniel Defense, even though the spot appears not to violate the league’s policy on weapons advertising because the commercial in question makes no mention of firearms. The commercial would have aired during Super Bowl XLVIII in February.
Democrat Evie Hudak watched in September as Colorado voters sent two of her party colleagues in the State Senate home. Like them, Hudak had supported gun control legislation earlier this year that left many Coloradans angry.
Back in May, one county sheriff pledged not to enforce the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act, a bill that came early in the post-Newtown backlash of knee-jerk gun control legislation that swept through the Nation’s social progressivism outposts.
Two Gonzaga University students who fended off a potential home invasion on Oct. 24 by brandishing a pistol were put on probation and had their weapons confiscated by campus security.
While they are relieved they weren’t suspended, they are now fighting their probation and seeking to have their weapons returned. They have filed a stolen property report, charging campus security with stealing their guns.
A local politician in Swampscott, Massachusetts, recently said residents’ 4th Amendment protections should be explicitly violated if they insist upon exercising 2nd Amendment rights in the town. Swampscott Selectman Barry Greenfield claimed that because local police “need the ability to enforce the state law” which “requires Massachusetts gun owners to keep their firearms locked away […]