Observations

The battle lines are forming between Americans and Communists (aka Social Democrats) the big fight will come in SCOTUS over gun laws. One cannot, not understand the importance of a case such as this. A bit of history shows quickly that a disarmed population can be forced into boxcars for the final trip. Places such as Venezuela, the USSR, China, Cuba and the UK (yes, they’re Socialist) have all restricted firearm ownership.

P.J. O’Rourke saud is nicely with this: “Don’t let the people with money and guns be the same people.”

Now this screech is coming from California.

CA Newspaper: Our State’s Gun Control Laws Are In Jeopardy

A couple weeks ago the Supreme Court made a shocking (but welcomed) announcement: the high court would be hearing the first gun case in a decade. The last time the Supreme Court heard a gun-related case was back in 2008 when they ruled “the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home” in the landmark Heller decision.

What’s interesting is the San Francisco Chronicle, a rather liberal newspaper in California, published an editorial admitting that the state’s gun control laws may be in danger. While the Supreme Court was reluctant to hear Second Amendment-related cases, the Court now has more conservative justices. Now that Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh are on the Court, gun rights activists are expecting landslide victories that can and will protect the right to keep and bear arms for years to come.

California may be the toughest gun control state in the country with a political lineup ready to go even further. The high court, which sensed it didn’t have the votes for a change-making decision until the arrival of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is ready to go the other way.

When newspapers like The Chronicle recognizes gun control advocates’ legislative progress can be undone by the Court, you know there’s real danger to the anti-gun agenda, which is great for Constitution-loving folks. [snip]

Anti-gun advocates have long used states like California and New York as prime examples of their gun control efforts being put into practice.

The Court plans to hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York, which will examine New York City’s ban on carrying a licensed and unloaded gun outside of city limits. If licensed to carry, residents can only do so within city limits. The problem is gun ranges are located outside of city limits and some want to be able to carry their firearm throughout the state.

From another Roman this bit of wisdom pits a dent in the Socialist/Communist cant about blaming inanimate objects for actions.

Quemadmoeum gladuis neminem occidit, occidentis telum est. (A sword is never a killer, it is a tool in the killers hands.) 

~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca “the younger” ca. 4 BC – 65 AD

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