Back from NRA meeting
I'm back from attending the NRA directors' meeting, where I was asked to be available for the Range Committee. I dropped by Legal Affairs, and their Civil Liberties Defense Fund, and heard some modest news. Let's see...
In the New Orleans gun confiscation suits, the judge appears to be a bit grumpy, but much more so at NO (which, from the transcript, was promising to return the guns but never quite doing so). NO moved to dismiss the part of the suit that alleged that the 14th Amendment incorporated the 2nd and made it applicable to the states, saying that the Supremes had left the issue open.
In the countersuits against Bloomberg, Rep. Barr said essentially that everything is complicated as heck, but it's one serious fight. The dealer or dealers he represents have told Bloomberg to go to, as far as settling. They've moved to dismiss his lawsuit against them for lack of personal jurisdiction. In turn, he removed their state court suit against him to federal court, alleging that it involves a federal question (how 4473s are filled out). I don't think it does, but he eliminated references to federal regs in an amended complaint, and has moved that the federal court remand to state court.