NRA gets court order blocking Philadelphia's new ordinances
A judge this morning issued an order temporarily enjoining enforcement of the city's new ordinances. The injunction will last at least until the next hearing on April 28.
Another story here.
This is how it started in San Francisco with Prop H. The CA NRA attorney loves to tell these kinds of stories because all the stories end with "and they ended up writing the NRA a check for legal fees!"
The uninformed think he makes his money off the NRA. He makes his living representing the NRA, but he makes his money off of the idiots who think the law doesn't apply to them and inflict their absolutist ideologies on their tax-paying electorate (who, by the way, typically reward the idiots with another term in office).
With any luck, Philly will have to pay a big enough reimbursement that it stains the politicians with an unwashable taint.
Posted by: Jim D. at April 17, 2008 12:16 PM
...all the stories end with "and they ended up writing the NRA a check for legal fees!"
True. Yet I think the ignorant Philadelphia residents who voted for Nutter and his council out to pay only some of the cost. I think that Nutter and the council, in addition to being removed from office, be forced to personally pay for much of the defense costs for their illegal ordinances. We have got to make this dangerous for the personalities involved. Do you think that Bloomberg would be so bold if he thought his personal fortune was at risk? George Soros? Richard Daley?
I don't think so...
Posted by: Carl in Chicago at April 17, 2008 12:36 PM
"Limit firearm purchases to one a month and require buyers to obtain a police certification that they have not purchased another firearm within the previous month."
Did anyone else notice this? Under the law, all a police chief has to do is refuse to issue the certification and no sale can take place.
Posted by: Mainsail at April 17, 2008 04:55 PM
Public servants such as mayors, city council members, building inspectors, firefighters, district attorneys, law enforcement officers, etc should NOT benefit in any way from any sort of immunity that attaches to their position.
If these people screw up, they should be held personally liable. Just like the rest of us are. In fact, they should be personally liable for damages and also for claims that they acted under color of authority, which most citizens don't benefit from at all.
There would be a LOT fewer stupid laws, and a LOT fewer wrong-house raids, and a LOT fewer crooked politicians and cops if they actually had to live by the same laws as they are supposed to enforce or they passed.
Posted by: Flighterdoc, MD at April 18, 2008 09:18 AM