A New Kind of Threat to 2nd Amendment & Free Speech Rights

By Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman

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USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- In the wake of another Supreme Court ruling that strengthens and more clearly defines Second Amendment protections, anti-gun politicians have developed another way to threaten those rights, and rights protected by the First Amendment all in an effort to silence gun owners and penalize them for fighting back.

In California, where such strategies are typically developed and then spread across the map, this plan of attack is already in progress.

A federal court case known as Junior Sports Magazines, Inc. et.al. v. Bonta cuts to the heart of the problem. Several plaintiffs, including gun rights organizations, are challenging changes in state law created by the passage of Assembly Bill 2571, which makes it unlawful for any firearm industry members to advertise, market, or arrange for placement of an advertising or marketing communication concerning any firearm-related product in a manner that is designed, intended, or reasonably appears to be attractive to minors. The plaintiffs are asking for a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of the law.

The second prong of this anti-gun strategy is legislation enacted to thwart such challenges by financially penalizing anyone, including an attorney or an entire law firm if they seek declaratory or injunctive relief from any firearms-related California state statute or local ordinance or even a rule or regulation by making them liable to pay attorney’s fees and costs of the prevailing party. Simply put, anybody seeking to enjoin a California gun restriction faces the prospect of liability for the state’s attorneys’ fees if the plaintiff does not win on all aspects of the case, even if their case prevails on the merits, settles a claim without a waiver or voluntarily dismisses any portion of the case for any reason.

In essence, California politicians are effectively silencing debate on issues directly affecting rights secured by the Second Amendment by legislating against those who would challenge their laws.

What began as an attack on one constitutional right has now become an attack on another right, yet civil libertarians are silent.

Democrats led by Gov. Gavin Newsom are saying, “You have freedom of speech only if you agree with us.” That is not how the Founders perceived this country, and it is why they included the First Amendment in our Bill of Rights.

If this were about any issue other than guns, the media would be going crazy. Where are the editorials in the New York Times and Washington Post? Why aren’t there reports about this in every newspaper? Are stories being spiked, or is the situation simply being ignored?

One might expect this sort of censorship in Putin’s Russia, but it is here, now in Joe Biden’s America. When anti-rights fanatics take their fight to this level, it’s really an attack on all Americans, not just 100 million gun owners.

Today, they’re coming after gun rights. Tomorrow, perhaps they’ll be coming after a right you cherish or your right to protest, publish or provide an alternate viewpoint.

That’s not the country where our parents and grandparents grew up, and it shouldn’t be the country our children and grandchildren are forced to accept.


Alan Gottlieb is founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation. Dave Workman is the communications director for the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

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Wass

It would never had occurred to me, ages ago, while perusing the Boy Scout Handbook, that the ads by Savage Arms, Mossberg, Remington and Winchester, would one day raise any kind of controversy. To those lefty killjoys, I must scuttle all decorum; GO POUND SALT!

musicman44mag

I don’t give a flying F who thinks what adds are for whom. Tell me that a bent carrot with pyronines disease is what our kids should see watching TV. Tell me that watching men kiss men and women kiss women is what our children should see. Tell me Ru Paul is what our children to see. All of those shows and adds can be said to attract a younger audience and be specifically for them. It all depends on the individual watching. I was more mature for my age when I was a young lad. I could talk to… Read more »

2AGunster

Don’t forget all the available porn kids have access to!

Tionico

Find it Fast in your local gummit run skewl’s Lie Barry. Plenty of it in there, uncensored, and readily available to any child. Just don’t tell their parents what is available to them.

Boom

I don’t like that bent carrot commercial either.

Or Charlie’s angels 3 for that matter… Or telling little girls that can be Infantrymen…, Etc.

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DIYinSTL

I must admit, the Remington advertisement in Boy’s Life had me lusting after a Nylon 66 for decades.

Boom

I was a Winchester lust-er..

Dutch

All gun companies should never sell in California then we can put up a wall and let them eat themselves alive…once it’s done, then start over

Wild Bill

Cal governments would just buy from the Europeans. The elites will protect themselves no matter what.

Ral3312

Europe is going to freeze to death because of their stupid energy policy, do’s that’s stops that. Until the same asshats do it to us here. THE GREAT POPULATION REDUCTION MOVEMENT HAS BEGUN,

Wild Bill

Ok by me!

willyd

Don’t worry Biden is trying to take care of that, just like the ammo band on Russian Ammo, who’s next? He is going to cut off his own nose to improve his looks on gun confescation and ammo sales, the nose would be an improvement but his policies SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wild Bill

The Cal statute is void for vagueness, interferes with Congress’s exclusive power over interstate commerce, and violates the First Amendment Rights of the plaintiffs.

TexDad

Biden’s America? No.

We have presidents, not rulers.

grant

And Y’all thought the Bruin case was the end of the war,,,,,,,,

GAMtns

Putin and Newsome. Sounds the same to me. Xi and Putin: sounds the same to me.

Russn8r

Stalin & Biden. Sounds the same to me.
The war for the USA is HERE, not in the Ukraine.

Wild Bill

The war in Ukraine was useful because it showed the Chinese and Iranians that their Russian partner is not as tough and they thought. That realization has caused China and Iran to pause.

Bigfootbob

I see a different message. I see a deeply insidious scramble to clean up a big corrupt mess that includes many players from many nations ahead of the White Hats coming in and busting the players fiefdoms into little pieces. I doubt if the World will ever learn the complete picture of this Russia/Ukraine proxy “war.” As usual, it goes back to corrupt dimocRAT’s and GOPe charlatans profiting off the backs of the US Taxpayer and trying to satisfy their megalomania. If I was king of America for just 1 day, I’d start the Swamp Draining by publicly executing Barry… Read more »

willyd

Long List, still more should go!!!!!!!

Wild Bill

OK

Boom

Exactly, there’s alot more to the Ukraine thing, if anything; than is being painted… No, Russia could crush Ukraine like a fly if it wanted to, he is searching for something in particular. You (in plural), mean to tell me, that this country that we’ve been so deathly afraid of for decades, and have built our entire doctrine on, and against; can’t crush a s***** Little country like Ukraine? Negative… Has everyone so conveniently forgotten about that whole money laundering thing a while back? Russia’s not the enemy. Never really has been…BUT, you’ve got to have a near peer enemy… Read more »

Russn8r

The war for the USA is HERE, not in the Ukraine.

Wild Bill

The current struggle for hearts and minds is here, but Russia was to have been a linch pin in the Chinese plan. The Russian Army in not living up to Chinese expectations. That is giving us time to get ready for the coming world war.

Russn8r

“The current struggle”? No, the USA’s being wrecked from within, for decades. The war’s HERE, not Ukraine-AfIraqistan-Syria-Libya-Somalia etc

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Ope

Bill, come on man, not again with this parasite.

Wild Bill

Roger that. Out.

Russn8r

You had 5 downvotes before you & your fanboy Opevoted yourselves & each other with sock pups to make it look like most folks think foreign quagmires save the USA, when the truth is they facilitate, accelerate & smokescreen the USA’s destruction from within by DemComs, Deep State, your precious Military Industrial Complex etc.

The war is HERE, not Ukraine-Middle East-Europe etc

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Wild Bill

War is when explosions occur and munitions fly around you. How could you confuse that for political struggle that we are engaged in.
Oh … you have never been on the FEBA.

Ope

Bill, you’re trying again to reason with an idiot. The boy knows nothing about war, where it is, and where it isn’t. Just more blah,blah, blah !

Russn8r

Nice try. Your prissy evasive nit-picking is like Dems accusing Trump of inciting violence by urging people to fight. War has long often been used to describe political struggle, e.g. War on Poverty.

Yes, you have your imaginary “service” legend & love the precious Military Industrial Complex, Generalíssima, but the WAR’s HERE, not Ukraine-Middle East-Europe etc

Boom

Well…. No, there are other types of War as well… Such as, a Cold War … Banana Wars, etc… I get what you mean, though… One time I had a former Federal agent, inform me that “while I was overseas fighting war(s)”, that he was here fighting a war… It kind of pissed me off, at the time…you know, while he’s living in a $500,000 house, driving a $80,000 BMW, for the entire time in question, during any 24-hour period, he more than likely wasn’t being shot at, he had gone potty sometime during those 24 hours, he had something… Read more »

Wild Bill

He is the kind that misuse the word war so he can feel better about himself.

Russn8r

More projection. Nice try, Generalíssima. No one on Ammoland humps his “service” like you do for ad hominem. Far as I’m concerned, it’s a fairy tale.

Boom

I CAN’T STAND IT when “people” refer to hospitals, and the chenAchinaDogeatervirus “efforts” as, “the front lines”, and slob all over themselves about the “heroes fighting on the front lines”, talking about docs/scrubsluts being such “heroes” oeooOoh I CANT stand that.

Russn8r

I think it’s funny calling blood donors heroes. Or asses who thank random cops for “service”, no idea if they help the federales confiscate guns. Or pompous prissy grammar-nagging hypocrites with moron fanboy sock posses who paint themselves Hero For Freedom for allegedly helping run a foreign quagmire or WAR ON DRUGS, bigoting on Arabs & Mexicans, who claim the ONLY ONES who ever did anything for liberty are those who “served” Afghanistan, Iraq, NATO or Ukraine, insulting those persecuted by The Biden Junta who never “served”. Most of these self-promoting clowns worship Trump & others who never “served”.

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Ope

Bill, it really upsets limp brain when we cancel out his downvotes by upvoting each other. With Frick being gone a couples days it’s really working hard on Frack.

Wild Bill

I think that Frick has out grown him and left him behind.

Russn8r

Really, Bill? Unlike you two lover boys?

And now back to the issue you’re desperately trying to evade with projection, Opevotes etc:

The war is HERE, not Ukraine-Middle East-Europe etc

Ope

Bill, a ten year old has out grown limp brain.

Russn8r

“Upvoting each other.” Officer Ope-TEX-Bruce-Will-FordWill etc’s euphemism for Circle J–k.

IQ too low to discuss issues on merits, so he goes to insults & sock posse votes.

As to Frick & Frack. You two lover boys fit that to a T for TEXAS.

Back to the issue:

The war is HERE, not Ukraine-Middle East-Europe etc

Wild Bill

Bla, bla, spew filth and blasphemy, bla. bla. bla.

Ope

Bill, limp brain is even downvoting Dean now. You can’t make this stuff up!

Russn8r

You just did make it up OFFICER Ope. Or shall I say Bruce? TEX? Will? FordWill?

LOSER upvotes himself! LOL!

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Russn8r

Sober up and rewrite, Genius.

Russn8r

Yes, you hate “filth” except when your lover boy OpeTEX does it for you. e.g.

“Bill, I sure agree. Have them wonderful signs set up all over Kali., (every mile or so) not just F*g Fransisco.” –Comment by “Ope”, now deleted.

https://www.ammoland.com/2022/08/strange-california-billboard-scare-tactic-dont-move-to-texas/comment-page-1/#comment-2956620

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Wild Bill

unworthy of response.

Russn8r

Yet you responded.

Wild Bill

You invite rejection. It would be rude not to accept.

Ope

Bill, the boy sure has been trolling and bird dogging you and me today. The kid is just lost without Frick.

Wild Bill

I suspect that we are his only social network.

Russn8r

Wassup, Frick? You & Frack should get a room & “tag-team” each other some more! LOL! LOSERS.

Russn8r

Wassup, FRACK?

Russn8r

You & your fanboy Ope-TEX just can’t tear yourselves off my jock. Sad.

Boom

What’s wrong with Putin?

Trussman

The GOOD people from Cali better become active and start voting these a******s out of office. Because what ever lunatic ideas that start in Cali drift Eastward with the prevailing winds. We can’t seem to get loser-pay laws into our tort system, yet these jerkoffs want to legislate it into anything that challenges the unconstitutional gun control mafia. Then to make it almost impossible for you to not have to pay their cost . Notice how it’s not written to make them pay your attorney fees if you prevail? The revolt starts at the ballot box, and must be so… Read more »

willyd

The bad ideas seem to rule the rest of the country for years! It starts and like you said the prevailing winds carry it eastward. My point being, the auto industry started in California years ago with they had to come up with an emmision standard for California, which they could only sell their cars in that state, so to cover those few cars for special sales, it was easier to make all of their cars compliant to California, so we now have Califonia standareds through the whole country! Just a thought what is good for California,the rest of the… Read more »

musicman44mag

Amen.

Westerner

Californians, you voted for these turds. You get the government you deserve.

Russn8r

Calis did not all vote for them any more than all Texans voted for Cruz instead of Beta. But all Calis got the gvt the commies deserve.

Ope

Westerner, that’s why it’s critical those losers stay in the state they destroyed. Stay out of TEXAS and all other RED states !

musicman44mag

I’ve got good news. Republicans are getting sick and tired of all the BS in all of the left states and are moving to the center of the USA and looking for the red states they desire. In the meantime, the left is moving to the coasts so they can be in the demonratt society they want. To bad they get most of the best scenery and weather though. We are segregating based on political beliefs. It’s not good but there can be a silver lining to this cloud. The left wants all electric cars and no fossil fuels. The… Read more »

Wild Bill

A close friend farms over 10,000 acres of corn in the mid-west. The property is spread out over 3 counties. His operation is a “partnership farm” with John Deere. They use the larger farm operations as demonstration projects for promotion and development of new equipment.  He recently received a phone call from his John Deere representative, and they want the farm to go to electric tractors and combines in 2023.JD wants him to go all electric soon. He said: “Ok, I have some questions. How do I charge these combines when they are 3 counties away from the shop in… Read more »

musicman44mag

OMG I love your response. I hope others take the time to read and absorb it. I didn’t know the time of harvest was so important or how it is all done. I thought it was all based on when the crop was planted and when it was ripe. This whole new green deal is all about the change of power and wealth. Nancy, obiden, obmmer and the rest are all invested into the New Battery World Order so they can get even richer than they are. They are changing laws, rules and regulations to force us to comply and… Read more »

Wild Bill

Many of the votes in California elections are votes by illegal aliens, and have been for decades.

American Patriot

Now if that applied to movie advertisements and movie trailers by Hollywood that bill would be abruptly ended.

Tionico

News Flash:
this is most decidedly NOT “Joe Biden’sAmerica”.
Sure, he is, on the behalf of his handlers and string-pullers, trying to take it from us, But he MUST NOT prevail, nor his crones, minions, handlers, bosses, owners.

Bigfootbob

Another thing all the bastard commies say “Our Democracy” which is code. It’s an antiphrasis used to bedazzle their idiot supporters. It makes me crazy.

Cuda70

Yet another attack upon the peoples freedom by the corrupt regime leaders of The Peoples Republic Kalipornia. ANOTHER show of force against the people of Kalipornia and their right to a FAIR redress of grievances against repressive and non-representative government.

nrringlee

Speaking as a recently resigned California HEI and Life Member of IHEA I witness the problem created by the California legislature and the nutcase head political commissar of California. The CA Hunter Education program is laden with donated training equipment and materials from the evil firearms industry: teams have Remington/Marlin inert firearms sets, mostly donated at the tune of about 2500 bucks per set; we have inert training ammunition donated by Federal, Winchester and others; we have materials a videos created by and donated by firearms and ammo manufacturers; we have incentive prizes and gifts donated by manufacturers, retailers and… Read more »

KK

WWIII
It is waging on all fronts except for the part where they start shooting.

Patriot Solutions

Colorado gov will not let pro-2A citizens speak during the comment period for anti-gun legislation for years now in some counties and even in republican stronghold counties the so called republican Board of Supervisors will yell and scream at their constituents and act completly unhinged. If you witnessed this first hand I guarrantee your blood would phukin boil. These same republican officials are supported by republican voters and the republican voters are not anything like republicans are supposed to be. They are more like the radical left and because of this fact solid republican candidates are having a very difficult… Read more »

Boom

Stop hatin on Putin

Russn8r

Amen.

musicman44mag

I hate Putin, Obiden and the dick in china and N. Korea. Anyone that is Marxist, socialist and communist is out in my books.

Arny

Knowing the media for what it is. I take caution in assuming Putin & other leaders are what the media claim. They could possibly be right. And possibly not. Who’s to say ? Steven Seagull had a different view on Putin. He even stated the media was lying about Putin. Steven has not lied to me as far as I know. But the media does it daily. lol

Russn8r

Check out the Oliver Stone documentaries on Ukraine. Free on Rumble. Eye opening. Yes, Stone’s a leftist, but that makes it all the more compelling that he’d buck the US commies on this.

Boom

Putin is trying to clear out the corruption of the left, the eastern allies of obummer, clintons, pelosi, biden, etc.

Remember that soccer ball he handed Trumper? That was the Intel he had on the western leftist… AND THAT, is what the FBI was after… !

AZ Lefty

Gee they learned well from the REPUBLICAN Controlled state of Florida

gregs

specifically, how has our governor acted like these dictators in commiefornia?
if you are so much against freedoms enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights why do you visit this website?

J Gibbons

State-endorsed educational curriculum is a very different thing than commercial advertising.

Russn8r

Awww! Did Heavy D infringe your constitutional Right To Groom Children, Comrade? So sad!

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