NYC Files Brief In Gun Rights Case Before Supreme Court

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RES 1737-2021

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson has introduced RES 1737-2021 to the Public Safety Committee.  The resolution calls upon the Senate to pass universal background checks bill H.R.8.

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Last shred of credibility gone

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.

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Demonic obsession

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.” …”

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Chipman goes down in flames

Big win for 2A!

The Washington Post reports that Biden’s nominee to head the ATF David Chipman is being withdrawn.

The official White House presser tries to blame Republicans:

“… 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 …”

Ok, but did Chuck Schumer try to salvage the nomination like The Hill suggested back in June?

“… 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.

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