Some heartening news on the Second Amendment front:

First, the good people of Connecticut are defying that state’s new registration laws with some old-fashioned civil disobedience. This is what you get when you pass bad laws: people will not respect them, and will not obey them.

Second, the Ninth Circuit (!) has tossed out, as unjustifiably restrictive, the “good cause” provision in California’s handgun-carry law. This is a major victory for the citizens of the Golden State, and will no doubt set an important precedent. New York, for example, has similar restrictions; I hope this ruling will provide ammunition for related litigation there and elsewhere.

Third, this “bears” watching: the Supreme Court will be announcing shortly whether it will take on yet another basic Second Amendment issue.

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  1. JK says


    Malcolm, from your first link;

    The law was adopted after the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Its main provision was a dramatic expansion of guns classified as assault weapons banned for sale in the state. The ban now includes any semiautomatic firearm — that is, one that reloads a round after each pull of the trigger — if it has even a single military-style characteristic, such as a pistol grip.

    Would you know – does that language mean a double action pistol would be classified an “assault weapon?”

    It would certainly seem to make semi-auto pistols such.

    Posted February 14, 2014 at 5:46 pm | Permalink
  2. JK says

    in the offchance One-Eye happens about when I typed “double action” I may should’ve used the word revolver.

    Posted February 14, 2014 at 5:49 pm | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    in the offchance One-Eye happens about when I typed “double action” I may should’ve used the word revolver.

    Well, not really the same thing, JK (as I know you know) though revolvers are double-action.

    As an aid to our liberal readers, here’s a handy guide to the major components of a modern rifle.

    Posted February 14, 2014 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

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