Other side's assessment of things
The Legal Community Against VIolence [a handful of attorneys and a big Joyce Foundation grant] has posted its annual report in pdf.
It starts with, well, that little setback in McDonald v. Chicago and Heller v. DC. (p.8 8-9), predicting it will unleash a flood of litigation from the progun side.
Their explanation of legislation they'd like to see (their hopes, not their successes) occupies 3 1/2 pages, pp. 10-14.
Their explanation of where they were defeated recently (guns in parks, guns on Amtrack, Tiahrt Amendment, DC statehood defeated over an amendment cutting back DC gun laws, State legislation including Firearm Freedom Acts ("Regrettably, many state legislatures are running amok") and expanded "shall issue" CCW permits, runs seven pages.
"Gun laws make sense and save lives."
I noticed there was no reference for THAT one!
Posted by: Graystar at September 2, 2010 05:51 PM
Another typical "echo chamber" piece. The only people it will have any effect on are those who require "product", effective or not, to justify their support for Joyce Foundation funding.
Posted by: rspock at September 2, 2010 07:38 PM
We're loosing, quick, send lawyers, guns and money! Oh, wait...
Posted by: Jim at September 2, 2010 10:17 PM
On review, it's interesting to note that many, if not most, of the research they cite to support their views can trace funding back to Joyce Foundation. IIRC, the antis briefs in Heller read much the same way ... almost as if a body of scholarship had been purchased, for the ultimate goal of destroying the standard interpretation of the 2A protections.
And I presume that this report, written in part for the Joyce Directors, will be placed on file and next year, they will issue another sizable grant to LCAV to keep up the "good work."
Posted by: Carl from Chicago at September 3, 2010 08:33 AM
As reported here, on Arms and the Law, LCAV recently held an awards dinner in San Francisco. One of the awardees was Charles Dyke, who wrote LCAV's amicus in McDonald (nothing like rewarding success). He's also the author of LCAV's amicus in the Nordyke matter (again) in front of the 9th Circuit.
I hope to toast his continued success....
Posted by: jdberger at September 7, 2010 11:31 AM
"Regrettably, many state legislatures are running amok" must be some kind of code for "state legislatures are finally recognizing the fundamental individual rights and liberties that the majority of people have believed in and held dear since before the founding of our nation."
Posted by: Bill at September 7, 2010 01:30 PM