It’s been a few weeks since I did a gun news post. Weekly is just an indicator that it’s not monthly. It doesn’t mean I have to do one every week, right? Unfortunately I got a call from my cousin informing me that my Uncle had passed away quite unexpectedly during the night. In truth I was raised calling them Aunt and Uncle but they are not blood relations. He was my dad’s best friend from childhood. But other than my own father, he probably had more impact on who I am today than any other male figure in my life. I did not grow up in a gun owning family. He is the reason I took up shooting and the gun rights cause. If he had not been the influence on my life that he was, none of you would be reading this blog. So things might be a bit scarce this week.
Police departments can either pay for their officers to have decent training, or they can pay that money out in settlements.
Cert has been denied in the case of Sessions v. Binderup, which leaves the 3rd circuit decision standing.
I have to agree with Miguel on this one… Everytown is reaching. NRA doesn’t comment on a lot of things, and they aren’t obligated to respond to every single person who is ever shot. I do think NRA missed an opportunity to show they don’t just care about OFWGs, but this is ridiculous. Somehow I believe Shannon Watts is behind this one.
Looks like CNMI is looking to reinstate its handgun ban, despite Heller. And why not? Heller has been effectively rendered meaningless by the lower courts.
Some sneakiness going on in Indiana. Seems you can’t carry in buildings with courtrooms in them, so some local communities are claiming there are court rooms in municipal buildings.
John Feinblatt of Everytown: “In the wake of Scalise shooting, gun control couldn’t be more urgent.”
Over at Reason: “Why Did a Conservative Judge Uphold an Assault Weapons Ban?” Judicial minimalism are judges abrogating their responsibility to the Constitution and the people. It forwards this silly notion that the silly people we elect and send to Washington somehow so represent that who needs any kind of pesky constitution? It’s time for the dinosaurs who practice this travesty retire from the court.
There are a lot of things about this NRA Carry Guard offering that seem poorly considered.
WaPo: “These GOP lawmakers are pushing for more gun rights after baseball shooting”
Delaware has been living on borrowed time for a while. But probably not as much borrowed time as New Jersey if it gets a Dem governor in 2018. You can definitely forget about pardons if that happens.
On the other hand, this proposal in Delaware seems worthwhile, even if it falls short of actual shall-issue.
Dave Kopel: “Bad police training may have killed Philando Castile.”
More Dave Kopel: “The Hearing Protection Act and ‘silencers’”
Training Scars: Brass in Pockets.
NJ Supreme Court says you can answer the door with a defensive weapon. More here.
Well, well. It looks like Shannon Watts might be running for office after all. I didn’t know Polis had ambitions to be Governor. She better be better at campaigning than she is at running MDA if she wants to have a shot.
Concealed Carry as a Martial Art.