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Feb 22 10 tweets 4 min read
Just filed our final responsive brief in Duncan. Benitez should rule on this in the coming weeks.

Some highlights in this thread, starting with how the state basically threw everything at the wall, because it had no historical law to point to pertaining to magazine capacity.
The State tried to straddle the line on whether or not magazines are arms, arguing that while some magazine is necessary for many firearms to function, it doesn't need to be one of over ten rounds. And because of that, the Second Amendment is not implicated at all.
This is a brazen attempt by the government to re-insert interest balancing under the guise of a plain text analysis.
Trying to sneak in Sweeney and Tucker's declarations from other cases was a lame move. And the latter, Colonel Tucker, is a joke.
"14 or more killed" is a very strange metric indeed. I bet the State's lawyers saw that there was a mass shooting with 13 killed that didn't involved so-called "LCMs", so they set the line at 14. But according to the reporting, the Parkland shooter used ten round magazines too.
If states had regulated repeating arms when they came onto the scene, California would have had a great analogue. But they didn't.
Because they didn't, the State bizarrely argues that some of the most iconic guns of the era were uncommon. K.
A common refrain from the State is that "experts" like Saul Cornell should be allowed to tell us what laws the founders would have accepted. This is utter BS.
We basically always insert something like this now so @fourboxesdiner doesn't yell at us 🤣
Read the brief in full here: storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.usco…

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Dr. Hermann Von Holst's "The Constitutional Law of the United States of America" - 1887.

From "The Constitutional Instructor For the Use of Schools" by Daniel Parker, 1848.

Branching a bit out of just the 19th century now, this is from "Constitutional Law - An Introductory Treatise Designed for Use in the United States Naval Academy, and in Other Schools where the Principles of the Constitution are Studied" by Horace google.com/books/edition/…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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First outdoor range day in months. Finally got to take out an old warhorse I've been waiting to try out, the Mosin Nagant. I shot it like shit, and each round is like $2, but it was fun.
You vs. the guy Shannon tells you not to worry about.
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Feb 14
We didn't live like this for most of our history, even when we had far less gun laws than now.

If you want to solve the mass killing problem, you have to solve why something that used to happen maybe once or twice a decade now happens several times a year.

And for the record,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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That's practically impossible at a school zone in a state that does not allow any form of campus carry. If a peaceable (but… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
I usually hear some form of outraged response along these lines: "so you want everyone to be armed everywhere!? How is that a solution?"

It's people's choice if they want to be armed, but regardless, my point is that if peaceable people *could* carry just about anywhere, this
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One of the "expert" reports the state filed in Rupp last month is just....wow.

Read it at the link below, but I'll also give you some excerpts. Starting with:

Pistol grips make rifles more lethal!
Forward grips kill too, and folding stocks are dangerous!
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