- May 17, 2019
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Police said 10 people were killed, including an officer, after a shooting at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado.
Lol, our world is forked.A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a law banning licensed federal firearms dealers from selling handguns to young adults under 21 violates the Second Amendment and is unconstitutional. The ruling came Wednesday. It would allow dealers to sell handguns to 18- to 20-year-olds. Four...apnews.com
The right: ACTIVIST JUDGES!!!!
Also the right: It's ok when we do it!!
Texas lawmakers are gutless turds.HB 1147, a bill pending in the Texas house of representatives, is strikingly graphic. It proposes that schools across the state should provide “bleeding control stations” equipped with “tourniquets approved for use in battlefield trauma care by the armed forces of the United States”.
Under the terms of the bill, the bleeding stations would deal with “traumatic injury involving blood loss” – in other words, casualties from a mass shooting. School staff would be trained to use the equipment, in turn passing on such battlefield skills to pupils in third grade upwards.
Third grade typically involves eight- or nine-year-old children.
It has come to this. Should HB 1147 pass, Texas eight-year-olds would be taught how to apply compression bandages and chest seals to the gaping, bloody wounds of their friends and teachers in the event of another mass shooting that many assume to be inevitable.
In a recent debate in the Texas house on the bill, Representative Ann Johnson said she understood why a fellow Democratic lawmaker had devised the scheme but expressed her profound unease about it. “It really worries me that we are training our kids that it’s acceptable for their school to become a war zone.”
There’s a lot of talk about war zones in America these days. Across the country, lives are being lost, families destroyed, communities shattered by a spate of mass shootings that are occurring with alarming frequency.
The bloodletting is expressing itself in maverick ways. In Michigan this week two school districts banned students from wearing backpacks, even see-through ones, after a loaded handgun was discovered in the bag of a – yes – third-grader…….
Texas alone has suffered 17 mass shootings this year and now lawmakers propose ‘battlefield trauma care’ facilities in schoolswww.theguardian.com
Hey, DeathSantis? You know what is fundamentally wrong? Kids’ bodies getting destroyed by semi-automatic weapons.Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law on Friday that critics say will make it harder to investigate gun crimes.
The legislation, SB 214, prevents credit card companies from affixing purchases of guns and ammunition with a special code, which can later be used to investigate various gun-related transactions.
The Republican governor framed the decision as a defence of individual privacy and gun rights.
"They can tag you or flag you as being somebody that somehow should be looked at and that’s just fundamentally wrong," he said on Friday.
Critics say the bill will harm public safety and get in the way of police investigations.
“There’s a lot of things that go on in these investigations, and sadly we’re in a crisis across this country,” said state senator Victor Torres, an Orlando Democra, told Orland Weekly.
“Every day, every weekend we hear about shootings in our counties, in our state, across the nation. And this state should be more aware as to the purchasing of guns and ammunition.”
Companies that violate the bill can be fined up to $10,000.
Last year, credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard, and Amex announced plans to change how they track purchases at gun stores, but suspended the changes amid pushback from GOP states…….
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D) signed into law Tuesday new gun-control bills to restrict who can carry guns in public and where they can bring them, measures the National Rifle Association immediately challenged in federal court.
Gun rights activists have been eager to leverage a watershed Supreme Court decision in June that expanded the Second Amendment’s reach, as left-leaning states rushed to buttress their long-standing concealed carry permit restrictions that the ruling effectively overturned.
Since the ruling, the number of people now allowed to carry concealed guns in public has more than tripled, according to data from the Maryland State Police.
Approved concealed carry permits skyrocketed from 39,797 on July 1 to 125,233 as of last week, enough new permit holders to fill every seat in Camden Yards stadium nearly twice over.
Maryland lawmakers took action to tamp down concealed carry permits. Gun rights activists noted the ruling had also rattled the legal framework on which several of the state’s other marquee gun laws — a ban on “assault weapons” and handgun licensing requirements — were written, and sued to upend them, as well.
“More permits means more guns out in public, and that means more guns left in cars, and that means more guns subject to theft,” said Sen. William C. Smith Jr. (D-Montgomery), who helped shepherd the new laws to passage. “There’s just going to be more guns … around. That’s just a fact.”
The measures that drew the NRA’s challenge Tuesday write new criteria for who can carry firearms in public and explicitly restricts where most permit holders can bring their weapons, including polling places, preschools, hospitals and stadiums.
Two other Maryland laws enacted Tuesday will require more training for people who apply for concealed carry permits and make those permits more costly, as well as strip gun-ownership rights from people who are convicted of storing firearms where an unsupervised child accessed them, resulting in injury or death………
I saw this, and the comment was made that this denial took over a week, and they were speculating that there was some debate between the Justices on whether to take this up.SCOTUS denied an injunction request from Illinois that would have suspended implementation of the state's new assault weapons and high-capacity magazine bans. This doesn't mean the Court would uphold those laws under a Second Amendment review but it does mean that Court does not think that the 2A issue is so compelling that it requires enjoining the law.
Note that in the past, assault-weapons bans have been upheld.
The assault weapons ban hasn't met THIS court. Ask Roe...SCOTUS denied an injunction request from Illinois that would have suspended implementation of the state's new assault weapons and high-capacity magazine bans. This doesn't mean the Court would uphold those laws under a Second Amendment review but it does mean that Court does not think that the 2A issue is so compelling that it requires enjoining the law.
Note that in the past, assault-weapons bans have been upheld.