Legal

NYRP v Corlett

“So ummmm… have you heard about the Supreme Court case?”   “New York Rifle and Pistol v Corlett?”   “Yeah… that one. Does that mean that we are all going to be able to finally get off-roster guns?”   “Ummmmm… maybe a discussion is in order.”   I have had numerous conversations over the last week that essentially started out like that....

Executive Orders

On Thursday of last week, President Biden announced his “executive actions” on gun control. This is somewhat of a misnomer as he really did not issue any “executive actions”. The President… all presidents… are allowed to use executive actions when authorized by Congress during states of national emergency and when necessary to clarify executive...

Young v. Hawaii

The 9th Circuit issued a decision last week in the case of Young v. Hawaii.  I’m not going to mince words; it is abysmally, intellectually, and philosophically devoid of any redeeming qualities.  Well, that is not entirely accurate… Justice O’Scannlain’s stinging dissent makes for some interesting reading.   Okay… bottom line up front:  The Young case...

Artemis Banner for Blog: NY v. NRA

“…or the right of the people to peaceably assemble.” Many of you know this comes from the First Amendment, and is often referred to as the “freedom of association” clause.  Assembly is often interpreted as meaning forming a group in the public square to protest a government action.  It can also mean assembling in a...

Artemis Banner for Blog: People v. Yang

People v Yang OMFG!!!! Last week a couple of clients sent me links to a news story about a case in Northern California called People v Yang. Here are the facts of the case: Yang lives in Tulare.  He is a law abiding citizen, and possess a CCW permit.  He also was one of the thousands of individuals...

Artemis Banner for Blog: The French and the Romans

The French Revolution? Over the last few days, I have heard numerous references to the United States undergoing a process similar to that of the events leading up to the French Revolution.  God, help us if that is true.  The years following the French Revolution were anything but sanguine for the French people. Fortunately, I think the...

Artemis Banner for Blog: The State Laid Bare

The State Laid Bare Last week the California Department of Justice put a little missive on the DES website’s login page.  (The DES is for California gun dealers to initiate the DROS process for someone to be able to legally take possession of a firearm.)  It reads as follows: Under Penal Code section 28220(f)(4), the Department...

Artemis Banner for Blog: Duncan v. Becerra, Part Trois

Duncan v Becerra, Part Trois Last year Judge Benitez issued a stay on the implementation of Proposition 63 as it related to the confiscatory nature of the law related to standard capacity magazines.  That decision, and the resulting opinion, was Duncan v Becerra, Part Un.  Later he issued his summary judgment (Glorious Decision) that beatified him...

Tally Ho, Lads! Last week it appeared that the world was preparing to come to an end.  It still might… but last week was a doozy. Disney closed its theme parks, movie premiers were pushed off, states of emergency were called in various states, the President closed travel from Europe, then declared a National State...