They have chosen to give up their last bit credibility by filing a brief in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen where they support the Sullivan Law asserting it is necessary to protect the First Amendment:
“This is a case about the Second Amendment, but its resolution also implicates fundamental First Amendment values—the freedoms of assembly, association, and speech. States have many justifications for regulating the public carrying of weapons, concealed or otherwise. But one especially important justification is that such restrictions facilitate civic engagement, by promoting safety and reducing the chances that the disagreements inevitable in a robust democracy do not lead to lethal violence. Accordingly, in assessing the validity of New York’s regulation of the carrying of concealed weapons in public, the Court should give due regard to the state’s important interest in facilitating a wideopen public debate.”
Somehow implying the Sullivan Law was meant to protect free speech is absurd and everybody knows it. Hopefully SCOTUS will bring it up when they render their decision.
- Court Rejects Qualified Immunity For Cop Who Arrested Gun Owner Carrying Valid Permit
- Debate Over Immigrants’ Gun Rights Ignites In 2nd Circ. Case
- NRA Files Motion to Dismiss New York AG’s Lawsuit for Dissolution
- NRA Says Its ‘Corporate Death’ Unwarranted in New York Lawsuit
- Deadly and Untraceable, ‘Ghost Guns’ Are Becoming More Common in N.Y.
- Schumer, Adams call for $5 billion from Congress to combat NYC gun violence
- Brady Campaign: Joe Biden Caved to NRA in Withdrawing David Chipman
“… Firearm purchases have spiked in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic, and Williams declared that a “demonic obsession” with guns grips the country. But he suggested there is reason for hope even if cities cannot rid their streets of weapons. “Even if all those guns are here, our young people did not have to pick them up,” he said. “They can find a better way.” …”
Big win for 2A!
The Washington Post reports that Biden’s nominee to head the ATF David Chipman is being withdrawn.
“… Republicans in Congress have made clear that they intend to use gun crime as a political talking point instead of taking serious steps to address it. That’s why they’ve moved in lockstep to block David Chipman’s confirmation …”
“… The tied committee vote Thursday means Chipman’s nomination will still be put to a full vote on the Senate floor, but Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will have to navigate some procedural hurdles …”
Did Chuck do any of this? No.
Chipman worked for the gun control group Giffords. The antis put everything they had behind him, knowing he’d be their shill, and they lost big-time. I suspect this humiliation will also doom any new gun control at the federal level for the rest of Biden’s term in office.
- Onondaga County District Attorney: Man ‘saved the lives of several individuals’ after fatally shooting man who fired at crowd
- National Rifle Association cancels annual meeting for second straight year, citing COVID-19 concerns
- ATF Hasn’t Had A Confirmed Leader In Years. Now Biden’s Nominee Is Languishing
- Letter from Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum – Thankful for State Action on Gun Safety
- NYPD will issue easier-to-fire guns to new recruits, aiming for improved accuracy
- Gun Regulation Effort Gets Support From Bayside Leader: Report
- Black women seeing guns as protection from rising crime
- Peacemakers awarded $100k grant from Everytown for Gun Safety
Tish James signed onto this brief, but did not do a presser about it -> AG Nessel Files Amicus Brief In Support Of Federal Firearm Regulations.
The 2022 NYC budget is out.
New Yorkers Against Gun Violence receives another $55,000 grant for FY2022, same as the past two years:
“This allocation supports the Crisis Management System, which is a composition of programs centered in neighborhoods with high frequencies of shooting incidents. Interventions include cure violence, employment readiness, legal services, school based conflict mediation, and community center programming.”
Last year I FOILed the City Council to get more information about it. Shockingly, I have not heard back from them.