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Attorney with Michel & Associates representing @crpanews. Any opinions here are only my own.
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Jun 2 5 tweets 2 min read
Another amicus in our support in Boland, this time from Western States Sheriffs’ Association, National Association of Chiefs of Police, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, Gun Owners’ Action League Massachusetts,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Image "Third, California and an amicus brief by Everytown for Gun Safety look to years after 1868 (the year of ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment) rather than 1791 (the year the Second Amendment was ratified) as the proper period for examining such analogues. That is erroneous… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Jun 2 4 tweets 2 min read
The next amicus in our support in Boland is here. Whereas California had DC + 13 states write in its support (even though almost none of them have a handgun roster) we got 24 states!

Read the brief here: drive.google.com/file/d/1PWn_YI… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Image "The law is supposedly designed to protect the public from unsafe handguns. California’s chosen means? Ban all modern handguns in common use over the last decade and limit the public to grandfathered handguns that become more and more outdated and outmoded by the day. There’s no… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Jun 2 6 tweets 3 min read
The amicus briefs in our support in Boland will be rolling in today.

First up is PORAC, which is joined by the California State Sheriff's Association, the California Police Chief's Association, the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, and the California Reserve Peace… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Image "Amici believe the relationship between law enforcement and society is critical, and laws that unjustifiably privilege law enforcement over the average citizen are bad for the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they police...There is no principled reason… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
May 27 4 tweets 3 min read
Here is our opposition to the State's appeal in Boland. It's a very good brief, as is always expected when Clement & Murphy get called in to help!
drive.google.com/file/d/1QDtQlK… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Image They did a great job building on the solid foundation @slowdowncounsel built in the District Court. Most of the arguments presented here were ones he first argued in the court below.

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May 26 4 tweets 2 min read
Individual polls can be flukes, but there's now like five or six polls in the last year that all show that the youngest cohort is the most opposed to "assault weapon" laws. That really breaks the typical narrative that a generation of David Hoggs is being held back from enacting… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… People are kind of funny though. The poll finds 64% say they want "stronger" gun laws, but when asked whether stronger gun laws would matter, only 54% said yes.

So 10% of people seem to admit they only want stronger gun laws for...feelings, I guess? Image
May 24 7 tweets 3 min read
Gun-related causes did surge as a cause of death amongst minors, but it's misleading to claim they are the leading cause of death among "kids", especially kids around the age of the victims of Uvalde.

In 2020, of the 2,270 gun-related deaths (all forms, including homicide,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Image Of those 2,270 gun-related deaths, 1,366 were homicides, with most of the rest being suicides (almost exclusively among teenagers). Accidents made up only a little over 100 gun-related deaths among minors in 2020.

Accidental gun-related deaths get a disproportionate amount of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
May 16 21 tweets 8 min read
Alright, let's take a look at this beast of a ruling from Judge Bumb. Given its length, I'll probably jump around to the parts that interest me most.

BTW, congrats to @2AFDN and @gunpolicy on the win. The Bruen Tantrum laws have legislative history packed to the brim with evidence that states sought to undermine the right to carry. Image
May 12 4 tweets 1 min read
The stay on Judge McGlynn's ruling will stay in effect, per the 7th circuit. No substantive discussion, they just cite "the differing conclusions reached by different district judges". Image
May 11 4 tweets 1 min read
Great video from David.

Stand Your Ground (SYG) laws change nothing about the use of deadly force in self-defense besides removing a requirement to flee ("duty to retreat"). There still has to be an imminent threat that would make a reasonable person fear death or serious… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
May 10 4 tweets 2 min read
The so-called "insurrectionary" theory of the Second Amendment Rep. Raskin discusses actually just refers to the uncontroversial idea that a major reason for the adoption of the Second Amendment was so that the people are able to violently resist tyranny, whether that tyranny is… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
May 10 8 tweets 4 min read
Alright, so while this got a community note and also had others dunking on it, I feel compelled to do my own thread dissecting the claims made in the thread, because it irritates me how confidently wrong he is in every assertion made.

To start with, it is not true that ARs… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… While it's true that the rifle became even more popular in the 2000s, that was probably just as much because of the War on Terror and the rifle becoming so iconic again in major media, as it was because of the ban's expiry.

It's false that the federal ban made it impossible to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… ImageImage
Apr 28 8 tweets 3 min read
Highlights thread

"PICA seems to be written in spite of the clear directives in Bruen and Heller, not in conformity with them." Image OMG he's going there. Love when judges have courage to be honest about the purposes of 2A. Image
Apr 28 5 tweets 2 min read
Preliminary injunction GRANTED in our Illinois cases! Image Full ruling:

Apr 28 5 tweets 2 min read
Protip to my peeps in the 2A world:

Many supposed founding father quotes you hear about guns, tyranny, and the Second Amendment are fake. Confirm they are real with a reputable source (maybe even a primary source) before you look stupid. That doesn't mean there aren't some really great real ones that exist, because there are. But if it sounds a little too on-the-nose and tailor made for a 21st century internet argument, that's because it often is.
Apr 27 4 tweets 2 min read
The misunderstanding here is you are forgetting that states are supposed to have limited sovereignty too. It doesn't matter if 39 million Californians want to vote for bad policies that trashed their own cities to go national, they don't get to run totally roughshod over smaller… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… And don't worry, this "problem" is gradually starting to ease anyway, with people leaving California in large numbers (a net of 500,000 in just the last two years) in favor of states like Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, etc.
Apr 22 4 tweets 2 min read
Sad how complete bullshit like this spreads like wildfire.

The states with the strongest right to bear arms provisions were northern free states. The people that advocated most for a strong right to bear arms were likewise northerners.

And the federalist papers' discussion of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… From Federalist No. 46. ImageImage
Apr 20 17 tweets 6 min read
Alright, let's talk about some of this ruling, and what it got right and wrong. Spoiler: it got most of the key questions wrong.

I am going to skip the factual and legal background sections (which tend to be the same in every such ruling) and jump right to the analysis. What the judge did get right was that magazine are indeed arms under the Second Amendment. The idea that magazines are somehow not "arms" is something every state that bans magazines is trying to argue. I'm happy even this clearly hostile judge didn't buy this argument at least. Image
Apr 13 4 tweets 2 min read
For smart guns to ever see significant adoption, they need to match the reliability of conventional firearms. That means that their fingerprint readers can NEVER fail. I don't know about you guys, but I deal with several biometric devices and even the best ones fail to read my… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… This looks cool though. Reminds me of something from Titanfall. Image
Apr 13 5 tweets 3 min read
Going to briefly go outside my typical Twitter lane with this, but everyone should read @Brian_Riedl's work. The social security and medicare financial situation is quite dire, and most aren't even aware of it.

By around 2030-2035, Social Security's IOUs will deplete, meaning… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… This is from 2018, so all projections are probably much worse now due to the pandemic spending, but it's still a great read from Mr. Riedl.

The most eye-opening tidbit for me was that if we didn't have social security and medicare, our budget would actually be projected to run… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Image
Apr 11 4 tweets 2 min read
"For example, according to an August 2015 survey, only 11% supported gun liberalization, while 80% did not, a figure that remained stable despite the onset of the war in eastern Ukraine."

"In May 2022, the research group Rating released its 11th annual survey, revealing that… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… It looks like even after the war is over, Ukraine has a new baselines of support for private gun ownership:

"A more mixed picture emerges when Ukrainians are asked whether they support the permanent legalization of “handgun” ownership, with just over 50% now in favor and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Apr 10 49 tweets 26 min read
This thread covers 19th century views on the Second Amendment. It's a revised version of a prior thread, with the biggest change being the links to most of the sources, as well as some corrected typos.

This first excerpt is from William Rawle.

google.com/books/edition/… Image Rawle did talk about limits on carrying arms for the sake of keeping the public peace. But all he mentions for an individual is confirmation that they don't intend to commit any crimes. Image