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Itchy Trigger

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  1. I find it interesting that he PAID the NRA to become a member and enter and he ILLEGALLY took pictures since there were signs all around saying it was not permitted. I find his blatant fabrication (no attempt at the truth) of the Perry incident disturbing. And interesting that concealed carry was "relatively rare" at the convention, did he check under my shirt??? He had some very strange claims, "Guns used on American streets are often more lethal than their military counterparts." If that was so, the military would adapt them!!! Maybe he meant ammo, but if so, he should be accurate with his reporting. And, how did I possibly miss the "G-Spot Fire Starting Kit" at the convention???
  2. But what about all of the people that had to destroy or turn in their bump stocks without compensation or be considered a felon? Is the Government going to reimburse them for their overreach of power???
  3. Article Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on bump stocks | CNN Politics
  4. The NRA Wins Unanimously at the Supreme Court | An Official Journal Of The NRA (americas1stfreedom.org) In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the National Rifle Association in the First Amendment case NRA v. Vullo. In a decision written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court held “that the NRA plausibly alleged that [Maria T.] Vullo violated the First Amendment by coercing [New York State Department of Financial Services]-regulated entities to terminate their business relationships with the NRA in order to punish or suppress the NRA’s advocacy.” The high court thus ruled that the “judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit is vacated, and the case remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.” This overrules the Second Circuit dismissal of this case and so allows the NRA to continue to argue this critical case against the state of New York. “What is right still matters,” says Doug Hamlin, executive vice president of the NRA. “That this decision is unanimous shows that all the justices on the Supreme Court understand that government agencies can’t be permitted to be weaponized against the American people. By fighting this First Amendment battle, the NRA has helped save more than just the Second Amendment. All Americans, whatever their politics, should be thanking the NRA today.” The Supreme Court decision also explains that “Vullo was free to criticize the NRA and pursue the conceded violations of New York insurance law. She could not wield her power, however, to threaten enforcement actions against DFS-regulated entities in order to punish or suppress the NRA’s gun-promotion advocacy. Because the complaint plausibly alleges that Vullo did just that, the Court holds that the NRA stated a First Amendment violation.” In this critical case, the NRA has been arguing that Vullo, at the behest of former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), used the regulatory power of the Department of Financial Services to financially blacklist the NRA by coercing banks and insurers into avoiding ties with the Association in order to suppress its pro-Second Amendment speech. Just imagine what could happen to associations such as the NRA if government officials are permitted to use their power to punish them for political reasons with no accountability, or with no recourse for those targeted by those officials. The NRA went to court to argue that Vullo’s actions were meant to silence the NRA via “guidance letters,” backroom threats, and other measures to cause financial institutions to “drop” business relationships with the NRA. In response, on May 11, 2018, the NRA filed suit. After winning in the trial court, the NRA's case was dismissed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. Thereafter, the NRA took its case to the highest court in the land. The NRA was joined by the ACLU, legal experts, constitutional scholars, and 25 states in opposing Vullo’s actions. ACLU National Legal Director David Cole argued before the Court that Vullo and other New York officials abused their authority in violation of the First Amendment. Cole told the justices, “There’s no question on this record that they encouraged people to punish the NRA.” Cole also said, “It was a campaign by the state’s highest political officials to use their power to coerce a boycott of a political advocacy organization because they disagreed with its advocacy.” The U.S. Department of Justice also sided with the NRA, as Assistant to the Solicitor General Ephraim McDowell argued that the court should find that New York officials violated the NRA’s First Amendment rights. Twenty-two amicus briefs representing more than 190 individuals and organizations were filed in support of the NRA’s position, including a filing by several of the nation’s foremost First Amendment scholars. The amicus briefs also include a joint filing by dozens of congressional Republicans and filings by 25 state attorneys general. The support came from across the political spectrum. Now the Supreme Court has unanimously sided with the NRA’s claim that the state of New York did, indeed, attack this association’s First Amendment rights. This case will now continue, with the NRA seeking monetary damages from the state of New York.
  5. The ATF has met the "letter of the law" by having a database without names, but all additional information (primarily the address), for each gun that is sold and/or repaired by an FFL holder. Not too hard to find out which guns "Joe Blow" may own (or have access to) by typing his address into the database!!!!! Since most states require you to have your current physical address on your driver's license to buy a gun (or face a felony unless your name is Hunter) it is pretty comprehensive.
  6. The Biden Administration sought to block government funding for school shooting courses, such as hunting and archery, but the House voted against it this week by a landslide. The Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act was passed in a 424-1 vote after it was discovered this summer that the Department of Education was restricting the funding for hunting and archery teaching in schools. ... More Than 200 Democrats Join Republicans To Deliver Crushing Blow To Biden (msn.com)
  7. I was working with some Brits in Hawaii and took one of them to a tourist shop where he asked the female store owner if she had any smelly rubbers he could give his daughter. You should have seen the look on her face as she was literally getting ready to call the police! I quickly walked over and told her that he was British and didn't know proper English, an eraser is called a rubber over there. Apparently "Scratch and Sniff" erasers were very popular in England at that time.
  8. Is this a Halloween Trick???.? Seriously, congratulations Sedalia Dave!
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