The eighth stop on the Massachusetts Gun Law Listening Tour took place at a high school in New Bedford, MA. The topic was so-called “impacted communities.” NB is known as a high-crime city where individuals might feel the need to carry a gun. Despite this, the audience turnout was rather lackluster.
It looks like the ATF is on the ropes. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals just issued a preliminary injunction pending appeal in the Mock v. Garland case. This is great news and provides strong clues as to how the case will finally be resolved. One criterium, but the only, when it comes to issuing a preliminary injunction is “likelihood of success based on the merits of the case.”
A police detective had a major “whoopsie” in the men’s room at a boy’s school that almost landed him in some serious doo-doo. A so-called “swatting” call was made, targeting a prep school, which led to a negligent discharge by a police employee which then prompted an even bigger response.
The Massachusetts Gun Law Listening Tour had yet another stop in Framingham. The subject was a relevant one: school shootings. There were people present from both sides of the 2A argument. As expected, the red and orange shirts had arguments based on emotion and void of logic. After all, even though pro-gun folks are allowed to attend and even speak, its a tour with an anti-gun agenda, isn’t it?
This stop on the Massachusetts Gun Law Listening Tour centered around scary “ghost guns”. Just as with the term “assault rifle”, the term “ghost gun” was created intentionally with a negative connotation. To scare people. So-called ghost guns are nothing more than DIY guns which Americans have been producing since the founding of our country and even earlier.
Despite anti-gunners’ claims of a victory, it was highly expected and par for the course for the US Supreme Court not to take up matters on interlocutory appeal except in extraordinary circumstances. The Supreme Court recently denied emergency intervention in the case of the Illinois assault weapon and high cap mag ban. As previously reported, SCOTUS is watching this case closely.
In further proving the war against freedom and the 2nd Amendment will never end, the left has just passed a bill in Vermont which was just signed into law by their republican governor. The state of Vermont has just outlawed paramilitary training. What is paramilitary training under this law? Whatever the left says it is.
Consolidate, consolidate, consolidate. Before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals is a conglomeration of consolidated cases dealing with recent “high capacity” magazine bans and “assault weapon” bans out of the state of Illinois. The court just further consolidated substantially similar arms ban cases brought about after recent legislation.
On May 8, the city of Brockton, MA was “blessed” with yet another Gun Law Listening Tour. This stop on the tour saw a larger turnout from the ladies of the DC Project and also brought to our attention a group we haven’t heard of before: “Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.” Read on to see how it went!
It’s good to see that the anti-gun state of Massachusetts finally added some pro-gun panelists to their government-sponsored Gun Law Listening Tour. While we are still not exactly sure what the state expects to accomplish with these popup panels, its good to see the “good guys” finally get some representation.
Continuing an all-too-common trend as of late, another lower court ignored legal precedent set by the US Supreme Court in both the Heller and Bruen cases. The federal district court in Bevis v. Naperville recently fabricated its own “particularly dangerous weapon” test and fully ignored the “in common use” and “dangerous AND unsual” tests. Seems this one might just be headed to the Supreme Court.