We Have NYSRPA v. Bruen – Can We Keep It?

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SCOTUS/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Benjamin Franklin is said to have told someone who asked what the Constitutional Convention produced, “A republic – if you can keep it.” Well, in the wake of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, Second Amendment supporters now have a solid framework for taking down the vast majority anti-Second Amendment legislation. But can we keep it?

That is an open question. We’re already seeing some hints of defiance from New York and California. Kirkland and Ellis essentially forced the resignation of Paul Clement and Erin Murphy – who just won NYSRPA v. Bruen. Anti-Second Amendment extremists look ready to leverage a lot of levers outside the normal legislative process.

Corporate gun control and financial deplatforming will be perhaps the largest threat we will have to face in this regard. We need to use the legislative power we have at the state level today – and whatever power we get in the future – to head these threats off now. Between Heller, McDonald, Caetano v Massachusetts, Canigula v. Strom, and NYSRPA v. Bruen, we have made huge strides in securing the legal right to own and carry firearms.

The first step has to be making sure we do not get caught in a bubble. The Second Amendment may be in the Constitution, but so was the 18th at one point. Amendments can be repealed. Anti-Second Amendment extremists and others are already offering another solution: Packing the courts. Six more like Sotomayor, anyone?

How do amendments get repealed? How would people go for packing the court? They get convinced to hand power to those who say they will do that. One way is by ignoring what the reality is in favor for what we want the situation to be.

We have some real mental health issues in this country, exacerbated by the measures taken to stop the COVID-19 panic. Our schools are ridiculously easy targets for someone who seeks to do harm. Far too often, we ignore signs of danger. When someone hauls around a bag of dead cats, they are seriously messed up and probably should be involuntarily committed – if not charges with felony animal cruelty. And yes, we may need to look at some other adjustments to address those who show those signs of danger before the age of 18.

If Second Amendment supporters don’t have solutions to address these problems, the anti-Second Amendment extremists will eventually get the power they seek – they will destroy the gains we have fought for over the decades. Second Amendment supporters must defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists at the federal, state, and local levels. But are they willing to do what it takes to inflict those defeats?


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

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Laddyboy

It is hard to kick against the pricks. These DemoKKKratic communists have been working for GENERATIONS to STEAL American Citizens of their God given RIGHTS! Even the DemoKKKrat CON-gress has REJECTED God!

Henry Bowman

“…financial deplatforming will be perhaps the largest threat we will have to face in this regard…”

The fix is simple in this regard. The gun-owner community simply needs to build a parallel economy. This is what’s happening at Gab.com – CEO Andrew Torba had to harden his social media company from financial and other forms of deplatforming by Big Tech and Big Banks. We can do likewise!

swmft

we use barter and no taxes return our system to gold standard

Wild Bill

The Treasury is talking about “programed money” meaning that the money that you earn and goes into your checking and savings accounts will expire after a short time (three months is being discussed). That forces peoples to spend, thus sending “money” through the economy, which is good for the economy. Programmed money would also keep us from being independent.

Henry Bowman

‘Programmed money’ allows big brother government to track all purchases, devalue your ‘money’ faster if you engage in wrongthink or anything else they deem as “insufficiently progressive”. Such ‘money’ is the end of financial freedom.

Wild Bill

I’m thinking that might be the plan.

Henry Bowman

Yes, barter and/or gold, silver, copper… Basically, constitutional money!

MP71

Conservative talk show host Dan Bongino has started a Pay Pal alternative named Parallel Economy.

The Crimson Pirate

Harold, we have solutions; repeal all social programs, dismantle the welfare state, end the Federal Reserve and let interest be determined in the market, stop inflating the currency, and eliminate 90% of government regulation. Oh, and re-institute prayer in school. That short list should result in changes that solve 99% of problems. For example it will compel women to choose baby daddies more wisely and only spread their legs for men who will care for their progeny. That will eliminate fatherless boys. A deflating currency will allow a single earner to support a family again and most women will be… Read more »

swmft

the women want to go shopping and do fun stuff not raise children and without the gold standard hyperinflation is where biden has directed the currency

Rob J

Harold, we ALL agree that mental health is a major issue. We have been beating the drum for mental health as the root cause of the anomalous mass/school shooting for decades. Yet our exhaustive and repeated cry for increased mental health response is shouted over by “It’s the guns!” The suppressive establishment has an agenda to abolish private firearms. They attack the right to keep and bear arms on as many fronts as possible (personal manufacture, carry, ammunition type/size/quantity, magazines, semi automatic, etc and even include hunting) and use every means available at their disposal (school indoctrination, governmental agencies such… Read more »

swmft

we can compromise we keep our guns and buy the ones that they should have ,so if they change their minds there will be plenty to go around…….next we need to get full auto back to a normal so we can build our own!

Russn8r

Harold can’t see through his compromise smokescreen.

How do courts get packed?

* Lose senate & presidential elections.

* Allow vote theft, which Trump’s 3 FedSoc noms joined Roberts & 3 commies to do, establishing a de facto state’s right to steal elections. And what Pence & 45 “moderate” R cowards did: Voted for a coup d’etat. 99% chance Harold approves based on his writing.

Harold worries about sicko shooters, thinks WE have to bend for them, but has no problem with his hero LaPew not even trying to preempt “gun free” zones in pro-gun states like TEXAS

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Henry Bowman

Agreed. Little Quisling Harold is worse than the archetypal fudd; He is wedded to failing strategy and useless tactics. I sincerely hope that everyone who reads Harold’s screed rejects the message and holds him in the same contempt that we do. With ‘friends’ like Harold (or Wayne LaPierre), who needs enemies??

Russn8r

With ‘friends’ like LaPew & Harold, who needs enemas?

Ope

That’s exactly the same thing being said in Texas about a traitor named Cornyn. He betrayed Texas and the entire country and that tyrant has to pay.

Russn8r

Dems corn John Cornyn for fun
1st they spread his right then his left bun
The CommieLib pole
He takes up his hole
Is how senate races are won!

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Considerthis

Does the author have any relationship with Cassidy Hutchison that just testified before the Jan. 6th committee ?

Hazcat

I would say yes. Morally (as in lack of) if not biologically.