NEW: Florida v Weston (FL state court): Florida appeals court reverses trial court judge that struck down many of the state's firearm preemption law penalties in 2019. 1dca.org/content/downlo…
"We hold that the statutory penalty provisions disputed on appeal are valid and enforceable."
"Lest we overlook the fundamentally important broader context in which the present issues arise, we observe that, implicitly, Appellees sought to test the boundaries of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution..."
The DC Court of Appeals reversed a lower court today when it found that an officer from the city's Gun Recovery Unit did not receive consent before finding a handgun during a warrantless search of the appellant's satchel: dccourts.gov/sites/default/…
"Denton said he was particularly concerned that Hawkins might have a gun because Denton’s unit had 'recovered many firearms' from satchels that summer."
"We just want to make sure everything is cool and nobody has any illegal firearms.”
"Predictably, the killer used a semi-automatic handgun, a type of weapon the vast majority of civilians don’t need and which is far too easy to obtain in this country." nypost.com/2021/04/06/gun…
"The people who moo along with these talking points, which ultimately trace back to the $62 billion gun industry and profit-protecting astroturf lobbies, all seem to be under the impression that their claims are unanswerable."
“'Our Constitution explicitly protects gun ownership.' Sort of. What it protects is the right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of membership in a well-regulated militia."
"But holding that a constitutional right exists while then going on to eviscerate that right is indefensible, and being willing to assume that a constitutional right exists because that assumption makes no difference is arguably worse."
"But if New York has gotten away with suppressing constitutional rights because it has obscured the suppression with discretionary standards, rather than forthright rules, that too is a reason to grant review."
"At the outset, it must be noted that despite being named as a defendant in the caption of the Complaint, there is no actual cause of action alleged against the National Rifle Association of America, Inc."
"Plaintiff’s Complaint contains allegations regarding events that post-date the incident and have no relevance to the incident."
"...that Colt may have sold a model of an AR-15 rifle with a bayonet lug (despite no allegation that the Subject Rifle had a bayonet lug or that it has any relevance to the claims in the Complaint)... clearly have no bearing on the causes of action set forth in the Complaint..."
Sturm Ruger Q4 2020 Earnings Call Transcript: "...the available information suggests that retailer inventory of Ruger as well as most other firearms brands also remains largely depleted." fool.com/earnings/call-…
"By mid-summer, we began to accelerate our hiring process, and as a result, since the middle of 2020, our workforce has been strengthened by 250 folks. This allowed us to realize a 30% increase in production during the latter half of the year."
"We have started to establish a manufacturing cells that will produce the Marlin rifles and plan on shipping the first Ruger-made Marlin lever-action rifles from our Mayodan facility in late 2021."
"The White House is facing mounting pressure to unveil a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence, an issue that the new administration has not yet publicly tackled despite promises from President Joe Biden to make it a policy priority." kentucky.com/news/politics-…
"Guttenberg acknowledged there was some 'frustration' within the community of gun-control advocates at the lack of attention, even as he remained confident the president would ultimately take action."
"Democrats who support gun-control measures say that with the party in control of the White House and Congress, they must capitalize on the opportunity to act despite the other challenges"
Moms Demand: “By kowtowing to the extremists in the legislature [DeWine] has failed his constituents and let the world know that he stands with the gun lobby over public safety. By signing this reckless, racist legislation he is putting Ohioans at risk.” momsdemandaction.org/ohio-moms-dema…
"In order to coerce John Doe-1 to travel to the PRC against his will, the co-conspirators forced John Doe-1’s elderly father, John Doe-2, to come to the United States to instruct John Doe-1 to return to the PRC, lest John Doe-1’s family members be harmed."
"During that same interview, U.S. border officials conducted an examination of ZHU FENG’s luggage and discovered night vision goggles..."
Giffords Law Center’s chief counsel (at 2:20): "...what really the founding generation was trying to protect was the ability of states to maintain these militias that consisted of the people... It was really about a civic right of the people to come together to form a militia."