April 2019

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

todd woodard

Gun legislation is swinging wildly from state to state. Some states are seeking to restrict or ban certain classes of firearms; others are expanding gun-ownership rights in ways we wouldn’t have thought possible just a few years ago. And the Supremes have taken up a 2nd Amendment case that has the possibility of striking down a gun ban — whodathunkit? Here’s a roundup of some of the legal efforts that qualify as The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (hat tip to director Sergio Leone).

The Good:

  • Constitutional Carry legislation has passed in Oklahoma;
  • According to the New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association, 29 counties are working to become Second Amendment Sanctuary counties in which any new restrictive statewide gun rules won’t be enforced;
  • The Supreme Court will review a New York City gun law that limits residents from transporting their guns outside their homes, the first Second Amendment case in nearly a decade.

The Bad:

  • U.S. House Democrats may have already passed a measure that mandates federal background checks on all gun sales, including private transactions;
  • House Democrats have also scheduled a vote on legislation to extend the deadline for federal background checks from three business days to as many as 20.

The Ugly:

  • Look no further than California for a cornucopia of horrible anti-gun laws under consideration, including Assembly Bill 18, which would impose an excise tax on handguns and semi-automatic firearms;
  • Assembly Bill 879, which would require precursor firearms parts (barrels, ammunition feedings devices and upper receivers) to be sold/transferred through a licensed precursor parts dealer in a similar process to the new laws regarding ammunition purchases; and
  • Assembly Bill 1602, which would prohibit an insurer from either selling or advertising liability coverage for bodily injury or property damage resulting from the insured’s discharge of a personal firearm.

And take note of this wisdom from the movie, spoken by Blondie (Clint Eastwood): You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

Comments (9)

When the firearm was first inroduced people were horrified and thus the beginning of antigunners. Hasn't changed much over the years. We will have to fight to keep are guns and there will be much bloodshed.

Posted by: PocketPistol | April 12, 2019 3:11 PM    Report this comment

Can't wait till the NYC gun ordinance is nullified by the Supreme Court. It is past outrageous that local governments have gotten away with their extreme violations of our Second Amendment rights. They should be ordered to pay monetary damages as discriminating against the people in their gun application process as being both totally unreasonable as well as discriminatory. One has to be blind in not seeing how outrageous this practice has long gone on!

Posted by: Chico | April 4, 2019 7:31 PM    Report this comment

James K... What good are gun tests if guns are banned? Maybe you should turn them in-your firearms, I mean. It's obvious you turned in a pair of something you did not need long ago.

Posted by: Deportem | April 4, 2019 6:57 PM    Report this comment

I subscribed to Gun-Tests because I thought that's all I would see- gun test results.
If I wanted to read political hyperbole I'd stick with the other firearm mags.
Thought you guys were different. Guess not.

Posted by: James K | April 4, 2019 5:38 PM    Report this comment

I.ve said it before, many times, If California Republicans would get off their dead as7e7 and get out and vote the gun grabbers in the state wouldn't have a chance. We can only blame ourselves for some of this.

Posted by: Martingard | April 4, 2019 2:42 PM    Report this comment

Also in the "GOOD" column -- in CA, Federal District Judge Benitez declared the CA law banning standard-capacity magazines (over 10 rounds) that was part of Prop 63 in 2016 to be UNCONSTITUTIONAL on 2nd Amendment grounds. CA firearm owners have SWAMPED online retailers, buying standard-capacity magazine in bulk.

One small step ... but it's a start.

Posted by: largt | April 4, 2019 2:10 PM    Report this comment

Here we three types of people in the United States....Those who want the Government to take care of everything(DemoRats), while removing your Rights..Those who are fence sitters. And those who salute the Flag, love their Country/Constitution/Bill of Rights, & sitting on est 7 trillion rounds of ammunition.... The choice is ours.

Posted by: Gunflint | April 4, 2019 12:47 PM    Report this comment

With tongue in cheek maybe Pres. Trump should build a wall that runs from Mexico all the way north to Washington State. Keep all the socialists and illegals on the Calif. side. Then if that doesn`t work, collapse the San Andreas Fault into the sea. The country would have new beach property to sell and the WALL might still be there to keep the sharks out!

Posted by: RIGHT OF PLUMB | March 29, 2019 11:18 AM    Report this comment

Leave it to California Dems. What they need is to have the pants scared off them with a criminal element in their house while it takes the sheriff an hour and a half to be able to get forces to them to help. After all the criminals don't buy handguns legally if they buy one at all. Most times they steal them!

Posted by: BoaterMoater | March 22, 2019 6:23 PM    Report this comment

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