NRA Files Motion Excluding “Mouse Brain Expert” from FL Gun Rights Suit

By Marion P. Hammer

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The NRA filed a motion to exclude Florda’s Dept. of Law Enforcement from relying on “mouse brain expert” testimony.  IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On December 3, 2020, attorneys representing  NRA filed a Motion to exclude the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) from relying on a “mouse brain” expert to testify that 18-20-year-old adults in Florida are not mature enough to buy guns.

FDLE’s so-called expert, Dr. Pradeep G. Bhide, was a veterinarian in India, then studied brain science in Scotland before coming to the United States. Now, based on studies he did on “mouse brains,” Dr. Bhide is trying to act as an expert on young adults in Florida and claim young adults should not be allowed to purchase guns.

However, despite his claims, Bhide has not offered any hard evidence that young adults age 18 to 20 are more likely to commit criminal violence with a purchased firearm than other adults. Dr. Bhide’s opinions on young brains are extrapolated from emerging research of others in the very specialized and controversial area of adolescent brain development where Dr. Bhide himself admits that he has conducted no research, authored no articles, and given no presentations himself on human adolescent and adult brains.

Even Dr. Bhide has admitted and confirmed that “you cannot pinpoint the age of brain maturity” in humans, yet he claims to be able to testify as an expert on 18-20-year-olds who would purchase of firearms. This would be laughable if it were not so ridiculous.

The legislature never considered any evidence to support the ban, much less the pseudoscientific opinion offered by Dr. Bhide. Rather, it merely reacted out of emotion to the Parkland tragedy.

Florida Republican legislators acquiesced and allowed themselves to be stampeded by Sen. Bill Galvano who received over $500,000 from Michael Bloomberg’s EveryTown. It was about money, power and political favors and had nothing to do with science of any kind.

Our fight is about protecting the Constitutional rights and freedoms of law-abiding adults in America, whether they are young adults or elderly adults.

Link to the Motion NRA filed: HERE


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PMinFl
PMinFl
2 months ago

At least we in Florida have some kind of expert .

MarkE
MarkE
2 months ago

We need to be careful here. Banning “mouse brain” conclusions could have unintended consequences. Rep DeGette (D-Colorado) testified at length (video available online) about how banning the manufacture of new high-capacity magazines would, over time, reduce their numbers because, once the rounds were fired from a currently-owned magazine, the magazine itself would then be thrown away since, as single-use, it would no longer be useable. The larger problem here is that few Congressman have any more inherent knowledge of firearms than they do any of the other subjects they pass laws on – and listening to DeGette stumble through her… Read more »

Bill
Bill
2 months ago

Thank you, NRA, for showing up more frequently in recent days as actually doing things to protect the Second Amendment! Please keep it up.

Mike the Limey
Mike the Limey
2 months ago

Just the kind of person needed to examine socialists'(they use Liberal as a weasel word) brains.
I mean, mouse brains must be pretty close in both size & ability… 🙂

HikerJohn316
HikerJohn316
2 months ago

Well then … no voting until age 21.

Rebel VA
Rebel VA
2 months ago
Reply to  HikerJohn316

Yesss!

PMinFl
PMinFl
2 months ago
Reply to  HikerJohn316

^this^

nrringlee
nrringlee
2 months ago

Funny. My country trusted me to carry a rifle at 17. In the Marine Corps.

MS-Steve
MS-Steve
2 months ago
Reply to  nrringlee

OOOOH RAH, Brother

h1pstern1nja
h1pstern1nja
2 months ago
Reply to  nrringlee

Thank you for your service. Too many take that responsibility too lightly.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
2 months ago
Reply to  nrringlee

I was (at age 19) trusted by the Army to use(!) an “assault rifle”… with no ill effects – more than a half century later, and still counting!

In 1970, I was liaison officer to a Marine unit in VietNam. The majority of marines in that location were under 21, but I was very impressed with their abilities and their patriotism. And, thank you for your service, by the way.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
2 months ago

I wonder if Biden thinks its ok to issue 17 to 20 year-old government employees automatic firearms.

Mack
Mack
2 months ago

Here is some more history of gun clubs and ranges in public schools:

https://shakerite.com/spotlight/rifle-club/31/2019/


Mack
Mack
2 months ago

If the NRA had any balls, they would counter with a historian that can recount this history of gun clubs and ranges in public schools.

Such as:

https://nypost.com/2018/03/31/when-toting-guns-in-high-school-was-cool/

https://www.nrahlf.org/articles/2018/8/9/what-happened-to-middle-school-rifle-club/

h1pstern1nja
h1pstern1nja
2 months ago
Reply to  Mack

The problem is they don’t. They’re all about fancy dinners and gifts for their mistresses now. It needs to be gutted and Wayne needs to never have a thing to do with the NRA ever again.

Last edited 2 months ago by h1pstern1nja
Mike the Limey
Mike the Limey
2 months ago
Reply to  Mack

Interesting.
There’s a private school near me here in the UK & they have a thriving rifle club.