It is hard to call the ACLU a civil rights organization given their history of refusing to support the Second Amendment.
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.
NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is the “wokest” person I know and the Daily News has this great quote from him in today’s paper:
“… 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.” …”
At the same time Everytown’s mouthpiece posts this:
The Daily News reports this:
“Four friends, including a teenager, were struck in a hail of bullets unleashed by three gunmen who opened fire on a Brooklyn street, police said Sunday. The bloody attack on the group hanging out on the corner of Marcy and Lexington Aves. in Bedford-Stuyvesant erupted about 12:10 a.m. Saturday, police said …”
This is gunsense in action.
New bill introduction today A-8149, Provides for the posting of firearm signage in certain areas:
“… IN AREAS IN WHICH THE RATE OF GUN VIOLENCE IS ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, THE DIVISION SHALL NOTIFY THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SERVING SUCH AREA TO POST SIGNAGE IN THE FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE DIVISION …”
I have read so much stupid legislative shit over the years, but this is right near the top. What exactly is this supposed to accomplish?
Governor Cuomo held a press conference/media event today to sign the gun manufacturers/dealers liability bill A-6762B/S-7196 into law.
During his presser, he declared a “Disaster Emergency” on “gun violence”:
“A surge in gun violence across cities across New York led Gov. Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency Tuesday. The move, which Cuomo called a disaster emergency, means New York can bolster its law enforcement presence in cities where the shootings are on the rise and put additional state resources to crime-ridden areas, he said. Additionally, he said a new gun-violence prevention office will be established within the state Health Department, require police agencies to better report where the shootings are happening and establish a new council on gun violence reduction …”
I predict in the very near future the state will file a lawsuit against one or more gun makers based upon this nuisance theory in the bill. It will go all the way to SCOTUS before the law will be overturned based upon the PLCCA.
Joe Biden is the perfect spokesman for the gun control movement: A doddering old fool regurgitating the same tired talking points about the same failed policies:
“President Biden’s topic was one of utmost importance Wednesday — crime and gun violence. But you wouldn’t know it from the way he spoke. He slurred his words. He called the ATF “the AFT.” At one point, he talked about the history of the Second Amendment and “the blood of patriots” before concluding that someone would need nuclear weapons to take down the government. If you weren’t confused, you were horrified. Biden was obviously tired, speaking in barely a monotone. He couldn’t pronounce “cognitive.” … Yet a protective circle has formed around Biden, preventing them from stating the obvious: Joe Biden, 78, looked out of it …”
Not one gun control advocate is going to be motivated by this.
Here is video from NYAGV’s online press conference from last week: