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SCOTUS, Friends, 3-D Files, DGUs, Knife Laws

SCOTUS, Friends, 3-D Files, DGUs, Knife Laws

July 13, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman

SCOTUS

The anti-gun Left is going berserk complete with wailing, gnashing of teeth and outright lies after President Donald Trump nominated constitutionalist Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. (Actually some leftists, including at least three US Senators, railed against the nominee even before he was named.) Early analysis (using a liberal-conservative scale) indicates that Kavanaugh is to the right of Scalia, and even to the right of Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Our report says that no nominee to the US Supreme Court has had such a detailed record on Second Amendment as does Brett Kavanaugh. His 2011 dissenting opinion in the case known as Heller II correctly argued that D.C.’s ban on semi-automatics was arbitrary and unlawful.

Kavanaugh admits that even though he might personally support some “gun control” goals and laws, “our task is to apply the Constitution and the precedents of the Supreme Court, regardless of whether the result is one we agree with as a matter of first principles or policy.”

We also have word that SCOTUS’ inapplicable dicta in the original Heller case which stated that certain other gun control laws could be consistent with the Second Amendment was the price paid for “buying” Anthony Kennedy’s vote – and getting a 5-4 majority on Heller, according to legal scholars.

We further note that this dicta, which is not part of the actual case ruling, was illegitimately used by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood in an official opinion which stated that Mississippi government agencies could legally ban otherwise legally carried guns from their premises, if the agencies themselves determined that their premises were “sensitive places,” consistent with the Heller opinion’s dicta. But, that’s not what Heller said and that’s not what Mississippi law says.

If the Senate voting on Kavanaugh goes along party lines, the Republicans and RINOs have the 51 members needed for a majority, but Senator McCain is not expected to vote, and of course there will be pressure on both sides to cross the line. Given that there are far more RINOs in the Senate than there are constitutionalists or conservatives, I expect the vote will be interesting. Continue Reading

Obit, Background Checks, Enemies

Obit, Background Checks, Enemies

July 6, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman Courts We have a report that US Senate Republicans are “vigorously pushing” for anti-gun leftist Mark Bennett, who has been nominated to the far left Ninth Circuit bench. Bennett opposed the Heller Court’s finding that the Second Amendment is an individual right and is reportedly a “leftist across… Continue Reading

Litigation, Rambo, FBI Study

Litigation, Rambo, FBI Study

June 29, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman Patriotism Independence Day is next week. Be independent. Litigation The landmark D.C. v. Heller decision by the US Supreme Court turned 10 years old this week. We’re still waiting for the government and lower courts to comply. Federal Appeals Court Panel Upholds NYC’s Unconstitutional Gravity Knife Arrests –… Continue Reading

4th Event, Borsch Warning, MS Case, DGUs

4th Event, Borsch Warning, MS Case, DGUs

June 22, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman Housekeeping Due to personal business, the 2A newsletter may skip a week. July 4th Event in MS Precision Shooting Center in Forest, MS, is offering an “AR-15 Affirmation Day” shoot. By shooting on Wednesday, the 4th of July, we are publicly affirming: Our 2nd Amendment right to own… Continue Reading

Litigation, Russian, Only Ones, Enemies

Litigation, Russian, Only Ones, Enemies

June 15, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman Litigation Follow-ups on the Mississippi State Supreme Court courthouse carry case. Analysis: Gun ruling includes Mississippi history lesson [Mississippi Business Journal] Harrison County courthouses adjusting to conceal carry decision [WLOX] Oh, and nobody gives a flying flip what Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson “likes.” You weren’t hired to… Continue Reading

LITIGATION, Updates, Only Ones, Retirement

LITIGATION, Updates, Only Ones, Retirement

June 8, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman Litigation The Mississippi State Supreme Court (MSSC) has ruled that judges in the 14th Chancery District (NE MS) were wrong (duh) to ban people with enhanced concealed-carry licenses from taking guns into courthouses (not courtrooms). The local judges had filed an administrative order banning firearms within 200 feet… Continue Reading

Updates, Litigation, Insurance

Updates, Litigation, Insurance

June 1, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman MS Elections This Tuesday, June 5th is Mississippi’s Primary Election Day for US Senate and US House of Representatives. There are two elections for the US Senate in Mississippi in 2018. The first is the regularly scheduled election on November 6, 2018, to fill the state’s Class I… Continue Reading

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