2nd Amendment, Civil Unrest, Courts, Crime, Judiciary, Politics, States

Black Supremacist Militia Mobs Georgia Courthouse

An armed black terror militia of hundreds menaced a courthouse on Friday after the sentencing was complete in the murder trial of fake jogger Armaud Arbery. Three men – Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan – were sentenced to life in prison for killing Arbery as he lunged for a gun while fleeing a robbery scene.

Journalist Ford Fischer of News2Share caught footage of the terror march…

An organizer reported that various supremacist groups, including the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, Original Black Panther Militia, United Black Power Militia, Panthers Movement and Lion of Judah Armed Forces, participated in the armed terror march. Read more…

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Courts, Politics, States

Texas Prepares to Become 2A Sanctuary State

In response to President Biden’s continued assault on Americans’ gun rights, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation via Twitter that calls on his state’s legislature to pass a bill designating the Lone Star State as a Second Amendment “sanctuary state.”

“Biden is threatening our 2nd Amendment rights,” Abbott wrote. “He just announced a new liberal power grab to take away our guns. We will NOT allow this in TX. It’s time to get legislation making TX a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State passed and to my desk for signing.”

Abbott went on to commend Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for signing legislation in his state on April 6 that bans law enforcement from enforcing any federal gun control laws that infringe upon the Second Amendment.

“This is what I’m seeking for Texas – a law to defy any new federal gun control laws,” Abbott further wrote. “It will make Texas a Second Amendment Sanctuary State. Legislation is moving in the Texas House and Senate. I look forward to signing it.”

Biden says these two reported incidents represent a “gun violence public health epidemic” in America that can only be cured by erasing portions of the Second Amendment and punishing law-abiding gun owners.

One day prior, the Texas House State Affairs Committee approved House Bill 2622 to make the state a Second Amendment sanctuary state. Abbott says he supports the bill, as it “would forbid Texas state agencies and local governments from enforcing new federal gun laws or rules.” Read more…

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2nd Amendment, Courts, Politics, States

SCOTUS is Considering Federal Constitutional Carry

After years of Chief Justice John Roberts seeing to it that major gun cases were punted on at the Supreme Court, today marks a major change on that front. SCOTUS has decided to grant cert to a case out of New York dealing with the carrying of firearms outside the home. This will be a landmark case that will shape the future of rights surrounding gun ownership in America.

The Supreme Court on Monday accepted for argument a New York Second Amendment case, the first major gun rights suit before the court in a decade.

The court accepted the case in an unsigned order, noting that the justices will consider only “whether the state’s denial of petitioners’ applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment.”

The case arose out of a dispute over New York licensing. As it stands, New York law requires applicants for a license to demonstrate “proper cause” and a “special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community or of persons engaged in the same profession.” But several New York residents, as well as the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, pushed back, arguing that such rules were unconstitutional.

Blue states like New York have basically made it impossible to get a permit to carry a firearm. They’ve done that by putting restrictions on getting a permit that mirror the same kinds of games played with voting rights in centuries past. For example, they will require a declaration of a “special need” to carry for protection, as if protecting one’s self from the crime-ridden dump that these Democrat areas are isn’t reason enough. Of course, that “special need” exception is rarely granted by the powers that be. Further, these states are notorious for sitting on permit requests for years at a time to stall the process out. Read more…

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2nd Amendment, Courts, Politics, States

Tennessee Sued Over New Gun Restrictions

Tennessee was accused of violating the Second Amendment rights of some residents in a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday.

The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) said in its complaint the state’s ban on gun carry by adults under 21 years of age violates their residents’ gun rights. The group said that age group is not eligible to apply for a gun-carry permit and has no legal way to carry a handgun for self-defense.

“Tennessee’s statutory scheme unconstitutionally denies a large number of adults their fundamental, individual right to bear arms outside the home,” Adam Kraut, FPC’s senior director of legal operations, said in a statement.

The group said the state’s permitless gun carry law, which Governor Bill Lee (R.) signed earlier this month, does not apply to 18-to-20-year-olds. FPC is asking the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee to strike down the state’s law. The Tennessee case is the third one filed by FPC in the past few months. They have challenged similar laws in California and Pennsylvania.

The lawsuits are part of a broader effort by gun-rights activists to establish Second Amendment protections that extend beyond the home. While the landmark Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller established that the Second Amendment protects the ability to keep a gun in the home for self-defense, the High Court has yet to weigh in on what else the amendment protects. Gun-rights groups have flooded the lower federal courts with cases since the appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett in hopes of bringing the Court to revisit the issue. If those groups succeed, it could change how gun laws are evaluated across the country, likely leading to many of the nation’s most restrictive gun laws being struck down. Read more…

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