And Donald Trump’s America contains the following:
Kate Brown’s Oregon which contains
Ted Wheeler’s Portland
Jay Insee’s Washington which contains
Jenny Durkan’s Seattle
Gavin Newsom’ California which contains
Eric Garcetti’s Los Angeles and
London Breed’s San Francisco
J. B. Pritzker’s Illinois which contains
Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago
Andrew Cuomo’s New York which contains
Bill de Blasio’s New York City
Tony Evers’ Wisconsin which contains
John Antaramian’s Kenosha
In fact, Trump’s America contains 50 states with thousands of their own political subdivisions over which the President of the United States has no direct control of local affairs—but the local elected officials should. Whether local officials do or not exercise control or whether they are effective or not is generally not a federal question.
Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) has filed a brief with the Supreme Court in case of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York. In his brief he warns the court not to take up the case, lest it find itself ruling in favor of the Second Amendment claim made by the petitioner.
The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it. Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be “restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics,”
FDR’s threat of court packing worked 80-some-odd years ago. I hope the justices ignore this one.
BTW, Dick Durbin, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal, and Mazie Hirono all signed on to Whitehouse’s threat to the court.
New York has joined the group of state that ban so-called “novelty lighters.” (H/T, Shall Not Be Questioned) The nannystate must protect us! Only trained bureaucrats can be trusted with such dangerous devices.
The online text of the Senate bill passed in New York appears to outlaw any removable device that feeds ammunition and holds more than 7 rounds. That would seem to outlaw the 8-round ammunition clips used with the M1 rifle. The M1 is still commonly used in high-power rifle matches and has never been attacked as an “assault weapon” before.
UPDATE–Yep, it looks like New York is criminalizing the possession of any piece of metal that has been bent into the shape shown on the left. Even if it has no cartridges clipped into it.
UPDATE 2–New York owners of the C96 Mauser (the handgun Winston Churchill used as a cavalry officer in the 19th century) will have to use the shorter 5-round stripper clips to load their pistols in a two-step process rather than the standard 10-round stripper clip shown below.The pistol itself should still be legal because it has a fixed (non-removable) magazine.