A Manhattan judge on Monday gave city officials the green light to open a controversial homeless shelter in the ritzy “Billionaires’ Row” neighborhood.
State Supreme Court Justice Alexander Tisch rejected arguments from the West 58th Street Coalition and other opponents that the former Park Savoy Hotel doesn’t meet current safety standards and is unsafe in case of fire.
Tisch ruled that while the only way out is through the lobby and the stairwell may be too narrow for both tenants and first responders at the same time, “these are all aspects for which the City and its agencies are supposed to be given deference.”
Tisch said the fact that the city granted the shelter a partial temporary certificate of occupancy “demonstrates to the Court that the building is presumably safe and in compliance with applicable laws.”He also ruled that claims the neighborhood already had more than its “fair share” of shelters were “without merit.”
The Park Savoy, at 158 W. 58th St., stands back-to-back against the iconic One57 apartment building, the city’s first “supertall” residential skyscraper and home to a $100 million condo that was the city’s most expensive when Dell founder Michael Dell bought it in 2014.
Last year, neighbors were blindsided when Mayor Bill de Blasio quietly sent letters to local officials that revealed his plan to turn it into a shelter for 150 homeless men, sparking the suit against the city.
The West 58th Street Coalition’s lawyer, Randy Mastro, said the group was “disappointed in today’s decision and plans to pursue an immediate appeal.”
Well, I think real Americans will reject what these snowflake socialist twits are offering. Let ’em get all wound up over this. Maybe they’ll go into vapor lock
U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar attacked NRA lobbyist Chris Cox on Friday after he warned of the “socialist wave” engulfing America and promised there will be a “rude awakening” when “real America” votes against those espousing far-left ideas.
“The socialist wave we warned was coming is here. And it’s not just the two coasts that are underwater, the wave is hitting the heartland of America. But as this circus goes on, millions of Americans will see how far outside the mainstream these socialists have become,” Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (ILA), said Friday during a speech at the Second Amendment advocacy group’s annual convention in Indianapolis.
“Friends, do you think Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are mainstream in the United States of America? Are they in for a rude awakening in November of next year when the real America goes to the polls? I’m talking about the America you and I know.”
“The one where hardworking people put their heads down, mind their own business, raise their families, and do the right thing. That’s the America the NRA fights for every single day. It’s who we are.”
On Tuesday, Democratic president candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell took aim at the NRA, taunting them that they wouldn’t debate him. But NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch had a swift and blistering response, quoting from Val Kilmer’s immortal performance as Doc Holliday in the film “Tombstone” and firing back, “I’m your huckleberry.”
Gaming Channel Says It’s “Not OK” to Use the OK Hand Sign
Next up; Being vegetarian means you’re a Nazi because Hitler was a vegetarian.
According to gaming commentator Daniel Rosen, using the OK hand sign is “not OK”.
Last week, video game developer Blizzard banned people from making the OK hand gesture gesture at the Overwatch League venue after someone in the audience flashed it up in the background of a video.
“The OK hand gesture is not OK – Blizzard was right to ban it,” said Rosen, adding that is used by “people with ties to white supremacist movements”.
Rosen noted that the origin of the issue was a 4chan troll intended to bait the left into believing the OK hand sign is racist, but argued that it has now come to mean that anyway.
Much like the rest of the media, he is actually parroting the very narrative that the far-right wants in asserting the OK hand gesture is racist.
Of course, banning a perfectly normal hand gesture simply because it has been adopted by a minority of white supremacists is a completely hysterical overreaction.
Saying that it’s not acceptable to use the OK hand sign because it is used by racists is like saying it’s not acceptable to be vegetarian because Hitler was vegetarian.
The video has received a whopping 13,000 thumbs down compared to just 2,100 thumbs up.
It also received some choice responses on Twitter:
— Wolfy (@Iamthewolfy) April 10, 2019
‘Snowflakes melting o’er an open fire….”
Modern institutions of ‘higher learning’ seem to do nothing much more than manufacture a lot of whiny spoiled brats who will never amount to anything.
Michigan State incident prompted administrator to allow for a room change
One evening last September, a Michigan State University student awoke from his nap to see his roommate sitting at his computer. There was a video playing, and the student realized his roommate was watching a video of conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.
The newly awoken student then took to his own computer to file a complaint with the administration’s bias reporting system against his roommate for watching the Shapiro video.
“Ben Shapiro is known for his inflammatory speech that criticizes and attacks the African American community,” the student wrote in his report against his roommate. “I thought hate had no place on MSU’s campus yet MSU has roomed me with someone who supports hate speach [sic].”
In response to the complaint, the university tasked an investigator to look into the matter, who was told to work for a “room change if the claimant would like one.”
This report was just one of 35 filed with Michigan State’s “Public Incident” website in the fall semester of 2018 obtained by The College Fix through a public records act request. The documents provided by Michigan State have all personal identifying information redacted.
Through the bias reporting system, the administration allows anonymous students and faculty to report incidents, no matter how private, to the university for investigation and adjudication.
The 114 pages of documents provided to The College Fix shows a campus where minor sleights, overheard conversations and editorial cartoons become fodder for students and faculty to report one another.
Maybe she’ll go into vapor-lock and solve the demoncrap’s problem.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to criticism for her patronizing use of a fake accent in front of a black audience in the usual manner — crybabying.
The not-terribly-bright socialist was caught on video Friday patronizing the mostly black audience with a fake southern drawl at Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference.
“Folks talking about my voice can step right off,” she tweeted. “Women’s March & Kavanaugh speech, same. Any kid who grew up in a distinct linguistic culture & had to learn to navigate class enviros at school/work knows what’s up. My Spanish is the same way.”
What a load of crap.
Even though, at the time, I was younger than she is (she’s currently 29 going on 14), I managed to live, work, and go to school in Milwaukee’s inner city for a total of five years. My whole “class enviro” during those years was predominantly black, but the thought of affecting an accent never even crossed my mind — not because I was woke or sensitive, but because I didn’t want to look like an asshole — because this is what Ocasio-Crazy looks like
Paul Revere wept
On March 25th, the National Guard Bureau officially announced new branding for recruiting. The traditional “Minuteman” logo will no longer appear on recruiting materials. It was reported that the image did not “resonate” with 16-18-year-old high school students because of lack of knowledge of the historic symbol. Concerns were also expressed that iconic figure from American history wasn’t “inclusive.” Furthermore, due to “no tolerance” policies concerning the display of images of firearms in schools, the traditional Minuteman logo could not be displayed due to inclusion of an 18th century flintlock rifle. Now the National Guard will be represented by a lackluster shield shaped black logo with white and gold lettering. The new recruiting videos will focus primarily on the National Guard’s domestic mission of natural disaster relief.
“Saturday Night Specials” (cheap handguns) = Bad, must be banned
“Military Style Handguns” (expensive handguns) = Bad, must be banned
“Assault Weapons” (inaccurate, short-range rifles) = Bad, must be banned
“Sniper Rifles” (accurate, long-range rifles) = Bad, must be banned
The author is Lucian Truscott IVth; a 1969 graduate of West Point and a coward who resigned his commission a year and a half after graduating rather than be deployed to Vietnam. Just what did he think was going to happen? He was attending the U.S. Military academy while the U.S. was performing combat operations. Of course, anyone with 1/2 a brain would know all too well, where a 2nd Lieutenant was going to wind up as soon as possible after training.
Now someone at Salon — a sixth generation grandson of Thomas Jefferson — is falling on his fainting couch after leaning that some Americans like to shoot at long distances. The horror…the horror….
Maybe he’s never heard of PRS. In any case, it’s clearly time to do away with these “military-grade killing machines.”
Take a minute and look at all the military-speak gun-culture nomenclature babble they slap down: “match-grade” and “muzzle brake” and “infinitely adjustable folding stock” and all the rest of that crap. That’s the way they market guns like the “Scorpion,” (sic) and you know what it is? It’s insane.
OK, their use of “insane” is a kind of gun-lover-hipster-speak, and the Scorpio isn’t a semiautomatic assault rifle like the ones used to kill 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook, or the the 50 Muslim worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand, or the 17 students and faculty killed in Parkland, Florida, or the 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas.
But it’s the same style of weapon, with the same style aluminum stock and ventilated “rails” alongside its barrel, and it’s got capabilities far in excess of what would be necessary for any sort of legitimate civilian usage. “Loaded up with the faster 230-grain Berger round, I got hits on a 3-by-3-inch steel target at 2,000 yards,” the reviewer boasted. That is 1.13 miles, folks. This guy hit a target about the size of your forehead from over a mile away.
All of them are for sale on the open market here in the United States of America. You can go down to your local gun store and buy one tomorrow. That means you’ll be able to set the damn Scorpion (sic) up on its bi-pod and hit a so-called “soft target” so far away you need a goddamn telescope to see it.
A kid gets suspended for using A NERF GUN in a display, after having it approved.
CELINA OH.— UPDATE
News Center 7’s Molly Koweek spoke with Janice Holdheidi, a former Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Army, who stated that she was not allowed to give a statement at the Celina School board meeting. Holdheidi said she wanted to share her feelings on a student getting suspended and talk about how she felt the young man was doing the right thing. She then stated she was stopped from sharing her response and told that the school board would not be taking comments on the issue.
Koweek also talked to the school board president and obtained the following statement:
First, I would like to say thank you, to all our veterans who have served, are serving, suffered and even died for our Country. Without their commitment and sacrifices we would not have this great Country with all of its freedoms and opportunities.
Last night at the School Board meeting a U.S. Veteran asked to speak about a topic regarding a student. Prior to coming to the stage to speak, she was informed that, “the Board would not allow the discussion of any student, students family or discipline of any student.” This is to protect the right to privacy of student of the Celina City Schools.
The speaker was recognized and indicated that she was “here tonight to speak up for a young man who was disciplined…” At that time, I again informed her “The board is not allowed to publicly discuss this matter, please leave the stage.” The speaker was never asked to leave the meeting.
The Celina City School Board has requested a “FERPA Release Form” be signed through the family’s attorney to allow us to make a truthful and accurate statement about the situation. Until the school has received that release, the Board and its agents will not be making any statement that violates the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or a student’s general right to privacy.
Celina City Schools
We will continue to update you with any new details as soon as we receive them.
Celina City Schools has suspended a student for making a “Fallen Soldiers Monument” art project, according to the student’s attorney.
Tyler Carlin, 13, a Celina Junior High student, was suspended for three days for what he believed was a teacher-approved art project that represented a “Fallen Soldier Battlefield Cross,” said attorney Travis Faber in a news release.
The monument was part of an ongoing project Carlin was doing for his history class that involved raising awareness for the sacrifices our past and present veterans give to our country, said Faber. The Battlefield Cross traditionally shows a fallen soldier’s rifle, boots and helmet.
Days before his suspension, Carlin received permission for this project and discussed specific aspects of it with his teacher, Faber said.
He recreated this monument by using a plastic helmet, a toy NERF “Dart Blaster” and a pair of children’s boots, which were secured to the Nerf dart toy with zip ties.
When Carlin turned in his project on March 5, he was told to go to the office. The district said the NERF dart toy was a firearm prohibited by the school, and Carlin was given in-school suspension for three days.
Celina City Schools said the art teacher has not been disciplined and declined further comment.
“The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act prohibits the Celina City School District Board of Education from disclosing protected personally identifiable information regarding Celina City School District students. Accordingly, the Board may not provide information regarding specific student discipline matters. Student conduct is governed by the rules and provisions of the Student Code of Conduct, and the Board requires all students to comply with these school rules,” said Dr. Kenneth Schmiesing, the Superintendent of the Celina City School District.
CNN’s Jim Acosta didn’t get chosen to ask a question during President Trump’s Rose Garden press conference with Brazil president Jair Bolsaonaro on Tuesday, but he managed to complain about a reporter who did. Daily Caller White House correspondent Saagar Enjeti was allowed to ask multiple questions, including whether or not the Supreme Court will be expanded and Trump’s thoughts on the state of social media. Following the press conference, Acosta accused Enjeti of asking Trump a softball question, but it seems the CNN reporter wasn’t paying close attention because the question was directed at the Brazilian president,
With all legal hurdles cleared, the Pentagon has instituted a new transgender policy that largely limits the military service of transgender persons currently in uniform to their birth gender. If they are unwilling to do so, they could be discharged.
The new policy, signed late Tuesday by David Norquist, who is currently serving as the deputy Defense secretary, will be implemented on April 12. A copy of the policy memo was obtained by ABC News.
Transgender service members currently serving in the military will only be allowed to continue to serve if they adhere to the dress and grooming standards of their biological gender. Waivers will be allowed on a case-by-case basis but only from the secretaries in charge of the military services.
“…aren’t sincere.” ya think?
.@TuckerCarlson : "Why are the people who considered Bill Clinton a hero lecturing me about sexism? How can the party that demands racial quotas denounce other people as racists. After a while you begin to think that maybe their criticisms aren't sincere." pic.twitter.com/mJVL4YzmvO
— Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL) March 12, 2019
“THIS is CNN.”
Hey CNN: you want an example of a President truly being distracted from important official business by personal matters? That would be Bill Clinton, being attended to by Monica Lewinsky while on the phone with a congressman regarding US troops in Bosnia. Now that’s a concerning distraction. Yet on this morning’s New Day, co-host John Berman fretted that President Trump’s signing of a check on days he was also fulfilling his official duties constituted a “jarring juxtaposition.” Alisyn Camerota echoed Berman’s concern over the “juxtaposition.”
That this was a ginned-up nothingburger is reflected in Berman’s supposed concern that Trump signed a check on February 14th, 2017, “just after Michael Flynn was pushed out of the White House.” But Flynn resigned on February 13th. So that “jarring juxtaposition” that has Berman so verklempt didn’t even happen on the same day. The faux outrage reached its absurd apotheosis when Camerota cited Trump for signing a check on the same day . . . that he pardoned a Thanksgiving turkey.
When you’re wearing you MAGA Cap while shooting your AR-15 don’t forget to use a :
Make a snowflake melt even harder.
When ‘diversity’ comes up and kicks the crap-for-brains proggies right in the head.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Andraya Yearwood hears the comments, usually from adults and usually not to her face.
She shouldn’t be running, they say, not against girls.
Yearwood, a 17-year-old junior at Cromwell High School, is one of two transgender high school sprinters in Connecticut, transitioning to female.
She recently finished second in the 55-meter dash at the state open indoor track championships. The winner, Terry Miller of Bloomfield High, is also transgender and set a girls state indoor record of 6.95 seconds. Yearwood finished in 7.01 seconds and the third-place competitor, who is not transgender, finished in 7.23 seconds.
Miller and Yearwood also topped the 100-meter state championships last year, and Miller won the 300 this season.
Critics say their gender identity amounts to an unfair advantage, expressing a familiar argument in a complex debate
More snowflakes melting.
A 1952 graduate of Cornell University who was honored last Friday at an Association of Class Officers annual event ended up apologizing because he uttered the word … “Negro.”
Paul Blanchard, described as an “outstanding class leader,” used the term when discussing his admiration for baseball legend Satchel Paige. He quickly followed up by saying “now they call them blacks,” but that didn’t matter to the current Cornell students in attendance.
“I was just like, what is going on?” Jaëlle Sanon ’19 told The Cornell Daily Sun. “After his speech ended, there were black people looking to other black people like, did we all hear what just happened?”
An event organizer “quickly took the stage” when Blanchard was finished to “encourage students to stick around for an impromptu debriefing session.” That session ended up lasting more than an hour.
Blanchard is now a politically incorrect pariah as “students, Cornell alumni officials and a conglomerate of alumni associations” have denounced him.
The Daily Sun notes others in the Cornell community were unhappy.
The Cornell Association of Class Officers said it “was saddened” that Blanchard’s comments “distressed members of the Cornell community.”
Student Lotoya Francis said that while she didn’t think Blanchard acted out of any malice, what he said was “loaded with bias.”
Shannon Cohall of the Cornell Black Alumni Association added that “she and many other black alumni were disappointed, but not surprised”:
“For a lot of alumni of color, and specifically African-American and black alumni, there is a sense of being both part and a part of the University […] We can sing the alma mater with our fellow Cornellians but there are differences in our experiences, and this conference was a testament to that.”
Wonder what those outraged at Blanchard think of this organization?
(UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND)
Disarm the pigs, ‘abolish the police’
On Monday, Chicago police apprehended several suspects involved in an armed robbery who had fled from officers onto the University of Chicago’s campus.
The crisis, which prompted an alert from the university urging the campus community to shelter in place, also prompted some students to go into hysterics on social media.
They weren’t worried about the dangers of gun violence—no, they were furious at police.
From calling them “pigs” to demanding their disarmament, some students expressed fury at both the Chicago and University of Chicago police forces, who had come to protect and serve.
According to the Chicago Maroon, the school’s student paper, just before noon, a car believed to have been involved in an armed robbery ran a red light near campus.
“In the process, it ran into two additional cars, damaging both significantly,” the Maroonreported. “The suspects fled their Dodge Charger, and police pursued.” About 30 police officers cornered multiple suspects in a campus building and arrested them, the Maroonadded, noting officers said no one was hurt inside the building.
While this was all happening, a flurry of tweets arose among students who condemned the university for not providing alerts in a timely fashion and the actions of several professors who attempted to meet for class despite the shelter in place code.
College snowflakes melting.
The latest item to frighten contemporary college students is a poster featuring the unintentional figurehead of the Covington High School “controversy.”
The placards, seen around Arizona State University earlier this month, show a bust of Covington student Nick Sandmann garbed in his “Make America Great Again” hat with the phrase “STAND YOUR GROUND” underneath.
According to The State Press, although campus officials denounced the posters, some ASU minority students and faculty “still fear they may be targeted.”
Komalpreet Sahota, a graduate student in “justice studies” and a member of the Multicultural Solidarity Coalition, said several students came to the MSC “feeling very intimidated and concerned and also fearful for their safety.”
Smith & Wesson Spurns ‘Smart Guns’ Despite Pressure from Investors
Company report says customers don’t blame gun manufacturers for crime, no market for ‘smart guns’
Smith & Wesson announced on Friday it will not pursue so-called smart guns or abandon any of its current product line despite pressure from a group of investors.
The declarations accompanied a report prepared by the gun manufacturer’s parent company, American Outdoor Brands, on potential “reputational risk” associated with gun violence in the United States and efforts it was making to develop guns with electronic locks or GPS monitors. The company produced the report after a group of investors, who bought shares in the company with the express purpose of trying to change its internal policies, were able to win a vote forcing them to do so.
The report found customers don’t blame Smith & Wesson for criminal acts committed with firearms, that smart gun technology is “neither reliable nor commercially viable at this time,” and the company’s performance and reputation “are rooted in Smith & Wesson being a strong defender of the Second Amendment.” Instead of changing the company’s position, American Outdoor Brands said the report reaffirmed their current commitments.
“Today’s report complies with a Resolution that was passed by a small percentage of our shareholders in September,” American Outdoor Brands told the Washington Free Beacon in a statement. “Despite the fact that the Resolution was put forward by parties whose interests were not aligned with those of our customers, or those of our shareholders seeking true risk mitigation and value creation, the report represents our good faith effort and investment of company resources. Its contents demonstrate that our reputation with our customers for protecting their Second Amendment rights, and our ability to manufacture the high-quality firearms they want to purchase, are paramount to sustaining and growing our market share and stockholder value.”
The statement is sure to disappoint the activist investors who initiated the report. That group is led by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, a small group of about 600 women who decry “easy access to guns” as responsible for gun crimes. The group has engaged in similar activism at a number of other publicly traded companies to pursue a wide range of political goals. The group said its goal is to achieve social justice and change the way gun companies operate.
“When I say that I’ve always been interested in social justice, it isn’t just to know about it and be aware of it, but to bring about change and bring about justice,” Sister Judy Byron, a spokesperson for the sisters, told NBC News of the group’s efforts. “We’re looking to change the system.”
Rather than being responsible to their shareholders, Byron said the group is hoping to hold Smith & Wesson responsible for crimes committed with firearms.
“I think it can’t just be about their fiduciary responsibility, but what is their responsibility to society? The costs of gun violence, the loss of life, all the expense to our health care system,” she told BuzzFeed in 2018.
In contrast to the claims of the activists, the report found more risks in siding with gun-control activists than in continuing to sell firearms which remain in high demand.
Yes, that’s correct. Scripture confirms it.
If some people can’t handle that truth, that’s their problem to solve.
Fortunately, all entry requirements are spelled out in detail and there is no line at the passport office, or waiting period for ‘citizenship’.
CAMDEN, Ark. (KARK) – A family-owned Christian grocery store with several locations in Southeast Arkansas is dealing with backlash as customers argue a weekly ad mailer included a controversial political message.
The ad book was sent to four Mac’s Cashsaver stores in Arkansas. According to the store, the mailer typically includes a religious or political message. The current mailer includes a message that references the U.S./Mexico border wall controversy. It reads, ‘Heaven has a wall, a gate and a strict immigration policy. Hell has open borders. Let that sink in.’
Those words aren’t sitting well with some customers.
“It just doesn’t make any sense,” said Tyler Reede, who say the mailer while shopping at one of Camden stores. “Why would they put that on there?”
Other customers appreciated the message.
“I didn’t have a problem with it,” said Logan Reede. “If they want to come here, they can come here legally.”
Employees at the store off Washington Street say they’ve been approached by dozens of customers and received even more phone calls.
“They’re just making a political spin out of it and getting the wrong idea of what it really means,” explained Manager Jack Digby.
Digby says the store owner is responsible for the message. He claims this was intended to have a Christian meaning, nothing political.
“I am for the company and I am for God. There’s nothing wrong with what that statement says,” Digby said.
The ad mailer was also sent to several locations in Louisiana.
The company says it stands by the messages and plans to keep including them in the weekly mailers.
“When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout”
SnowflakeSlate’s whining and pearl necklace clutching on display
In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that cities and states may not abridge “the right to possess a handgun in the home for the purpose of self-defense.” It has not heard a Second Amendment case since, leaving most lower courts to assume that the right to bear arms applies “in the home,” as the justices ruled. But on Tuesday, the court agreed to review a New York City law that limits gun owners’ ability to transport their guns outside the home. And it appears quite likely that the new conservative majority will, for the very first time, extend the Second Amendment beyond the front door and out into the streets, unleashing lower courts to strike down long-standing restrictions on the public carrying of firearms.
The case at hand, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. New York, is an ideal vehicle for gun-rights activists. Since 2008’s D.C. v. Heller and 2010’s McDonald v. Chicago, groups like the National Rifle Association have urged the courts to create a constitutional right to public carry. The goal is to prohibit the government from barring “concealed carry” and “open carry” of firearms, allowing most Americans to possess a gun in public, whether it’s hidden or flaunted. Results have been mixed. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found a right to concealed carry outside the home. So did the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, by contrast, found no Second Amendment right to carry a concealed handgun in public. And the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has split the baby, upholding limitations on concealed carry while invalidating restrictions on open carry.
Despite this circuit split, the Supreme Court has declined to take a public-carry case and resolve the matter once and for all. The main reason appeared to be Justice Anthony Kennedy, who compelled Justice Antonin Scalia to add limiting language to the Heller decision establishing an individual right to bear arms. Given Kennedy’s wobbly support of gun rights, the conservative justices avoided taking a case that might result in a 5–4 decision upholding public-carry bans. Now Kennedy is gone, replaced by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a gun-rights enthusiast who takes a breathtakingly expansive view of the Second Amendment. With a firmly pro-gun majority in place, the conservative justices finally seem ready to supercharge Heller.
There are compelling interests bolstering the New York City law as well as public-carry bans more broadly.
New York State Rifle may well mark their first step into the breach. The case involves a New York City measure that forbids residents from removing their firearms from their homes, unless they’re taking them to an “authorized small arms range” or “shooting club” within city limits. (There are seven such facilities, including at least one in each borough.) Several residents challenged the law’s constitutionality, arguing that the Second Amendment protects their right to carry guns to other shooting ranges, competitions, and second homes outside the city. In 2018, the Second Circuit upheld the rule, noting that it does not “substantially affect the exercise of core Second Amendment rights”—self-defense with a firearm in the home. Now the justices will evaluate that decision and, I suspect, reverse it.
The case thus marks an effort to inch the Supreme Court toward establishing a right to public carry without forcing the justices to tear down hundreds of laws in a single, sweeping ruling. For a decade, gun advocates have been stymied by the language in Heller and McDonaldexpressly limiting the Second Amendment to firearms “in the home.” The conservative justices, however, will probably use New York State Rifle to blur that line. If Americans have a constitutional right to take their guns to and from a firing range of their choice, after all, why shouldn’t they be allowed to transport them while traveling elsewhere? If the Constitution safeguards their ability to bring a firearm to and from their second home, why shouldn’t it also protect their right to carry a gun while running errands or visiting friends?
Yes, this is the mental state of a lot of the opposition.
You can not deal with this level of imbecility with logic or reasoning since they have none.
And remember, these idiots also have the vote.
Proof it’s all about emotion to liberals! I’m not a small guy, and she was afraid of my @realDonaldTrump hat!
Are You Kidding Me!!!
— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) January 24, 2019
Open carry is legal statewide in Virginia. It always has been. It looks like the Virginia snowflake demoncraps freaked out.
Even in Virginia, where gun culture runs deep and some state lawmakers wear concealed weapons as routinely as dress socks, this scene raised eyebrows: State Sen. Amanda Chase standing on the floor of the ornate chamber with a .38 special openly strapped to her hip.
“I’ve had people get in my face. I’ve had people come up and try to touch me inappropriately,” said Chase, a freshman seeking re-election this year in a suburban-rural district south of Richmond. “And it” – the gun – “is a deterrent.”
Rules about guns are notoriously loose in this Capitol, where even visitors with concealed-carry permits are allowed to bring them in. In the Senate alone, at least six of the 21 Republicans regularly bring guns onto the floor. But most of the time, the keep their weapons concealed. That was true for Chase until this week.
“I respect that it may raise and eyebrow with people, so I always conceal-carry,” she said. “I don’t want to raise an alarm for other people.”
Chase had a change of heartafter a colleague complained about an encounter with immigration activists. Sen. Richard Black, R-Loudoun County, said the activists mobbed him Monday after he presented his bill to ban sanctuary cities. Chase decided that wearing her gun openly might deter that kind of thing.
“It concerned me,” she said of the episode with Black. “I’ve had threats. I’ve had stalkers since I’ve been in the General Assembly. I am going to continue to represent the issues that are important to my constituents, and I’m not going to be intimidated by people who would try to physically harm me.”
Chase also recalled an earlier scare: She was working in the Richmond office of then-U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor in 2010 when a shot was fired through the window.
Chase started openly carrying her revolver Tuesday, first noted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“I’ve had a very positive reception,” Chase said. “I’ve been called a ‘bad ass.’ ”
Sen. Minority Leader Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, suggested another nickname: “Senator Annie Oakley Chase.”
“If she gets in an argument, what’s she gonna (do), pull out a gun and shoot them?” he said. “I just think it’s absurd.”
A more circumspect assessment came from Brian Moran, Virginia’s secretary of public safety and homeland security.
“I think the Capitol police are well-trained and do a fabulous job,” he said. “And if any member has concerns, they really should express those to Capitol police so they feel secure while they’re doing the people’s business in the people’s house.”
PETER JACKSON’S RESTORED WWI FOOTAGE UNDERSCORES THE FLACCIDITY OF TODAY’S CULTURE
Can any culture raise ‘rough men’ ready to defend it against a ruthless enemy when it cannot even fix in the minds of its developing youth what their sex is?
I think a big part of the reason such has happened is that the better part of two generations were killed, most – and most significantly because they would have fathered more of the next generation – in the first World War, where modern maneuver tactics hadn’t been developed yet.
In the span of 100 years, Britain has gone from producing men who were so eager to fight and die for their country that 16-year-olds lied about their age to enlist when the minimum age was 19, to teaching primary school boys that they can have periods just like girls and offering feminine hygiene products in boys’ bathrooms. This phenomenon isn’t unique to the U.K. U.S. colleges, like the University of Wisconsin, University of Minnesota, and Brown University offer menstrual products in their men’s rooms, in the name of “menstrual equity” and as a sop to a miniscule “transgender” population.
Can any culture—British, American or any other—raise “rough men” ready to defend it against a ruthless enemy when it cannot even fix in the minds of its developing youth what their sex is? What would Winston say?