Activist Judge Sets Course to ‘Terminate’ Semiautomatic Firearms
How to “easily” convert your rifle into a “weapon of war” … (The Lawyer’s Second Amendment Society / GunTruths.com)
UNITED STATES – – (Ammoland.com) – “A judge says victims of the 2019 San Diego County synagogue shooting that killed one believer and wounded three, the maker of the semi-automatic rifle and the gun shop that sold it to a teenager, sue, “the San the Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday. “[V]Victims and families in the Poway Synagogue shooting have sufficiently claimed that Smith & Wesson, the country’s largest arms manufacturer, knew their AR15-style rifle could easily be converted into a machine gun-like or assault weapon, unlike the California one Breaking Law, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Medel said Wednesday.
Of course the gunslingers crow:
“The ruling is a victory for ‘all Americans who believe the guns industry is not above the law,'” said Jon Lowy, chief counsel for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which was sued on behalf of the victims.
Note that the argument is not that the weapon was “modified” but that it “could”. Since none has been harmed by modifications that never took place, it is a mystery how anyone can show the reputation to accomplish that goal, and even how it can be allowed to be introduced. But when reading the Minute Order it becomes clear that what is happening here is not to pursue constitutional justice, but to shred it.
It is also clear that neither the plaintiffs, their attorneys, nor Judge Medel have demonstrated the qualifications and skills to legally state the ease with which such changes could be made, if this were an issue at all – which is not the Case is.
But if the blatant goal of reclassifying half-automobiles as machine guns is maintained, it will be over for law-abiding gun owners to stick around and stay true to the “do not violate” policy. You will have to make a decision that can no longer be postponed and that will test the seriousness of those who boldly (and mostly anonymously) declare “Molon Labe!” and “I will not comply,” especially when some inevitably get caught and need our help to set up legal defenses.
There is no empirical evidence or data to show that Smith & Wesson is brainwashing teenagers with social media and video game advertisements, other than unsubstantiated speculation based on topics of conversation about gun smugglers and personal prejudice. Nothing shows that Smith & Wesson executives plan to put their rifles “in the hands of those who are most likely to cause extreme harm – and in fact, harm is the epitome (sic) of“ cruel and unjust brutality and deliberate disregard for rights and security ”. from others.”
Likewise, allegations that Smith & Wesson ignored “promises of safety measures” made by them and other capitalists in the rope-selling industry at a mutual sucking party between Bill Clinton and the industry in 1997. The order of Judge Medel along with what Andrew Cuomo in New. moves in York to eviscerate the law to protect the lawful arms trade, perfectly illustrates how one can “compromise” and throw a piece of meat to the circling jackals and they will only circling closer and asking for more until there is nothing left than you – and that was it they were after them in the first place.
At most, the FFL involved in the arms transfer is up to its neck over alleged violations of California’s stupid (and in a rational world, unconstitutional) edicts aimed at disarming young militia-aged adults from the possession of guns. This is a shame, a shame, and outrageous, and shows a key reason why I’ve long been committed to ensuring that those who are subject to complex regulatory compliance requirements get expert help to avoid such failures.
In the case of Smith & Wesson, however, it is clear that this is the rule of law at its most subversive and filthy, and even if the company is ultimately “justified” it will still have to incur great onerous costs (which it does ultimately is) passed on to customers, or is financially crippling if price increases are not feasible in a competitive market). And even if the gunmaker wins this time around, expect the events in New York that the monopoly lobby will continue to live up to The Terminator’s slogan:
“I will be back.”
In this case, the analogy is entirely appropriate, if one looks at this Medel character and asks who enabled him to end the people’s right to and possession of guns. It is not clear at first because he is presiding over a higher judicial bank to which he was not “elected-elected” (to paraphrase Whoopi Goldberg), so it is not as if “We the People” have a say in his Authority over us.
How is that again?
“Medel won re-election as judge of the Superior Court of San Diego County in California in the primary on June 5, 2018 after the primary and general election were canceled,” Ballotpedia documents.
Doesn’t that contradict what I just said? Not really, because he will sit on the bench until 2025, and “Medel ran for re-election in 2012. As the undisputed incumbent, his name was not on the ballot. After the area code, Medel was automatically re-elected. “Then, in 2018,” the area code was canceled. Kenneth J. Medel (impartial) won the election without appearing on the ballot. “
The position is supposedly impartial, but Medel is a Democrat and, based on the results, committed to advancing the Democratic agenda from within the bank. And how did he get there in the first place?
“He was appointed to the bank by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger …”
Thank you, Arnold! Just like your breakout movie character, you can count on screwing up the future from the past.
And thank you again, large groups of weapons! How big were these “good coins” again?
How many years and how often must it still be proven that “compromises” are the path to ultimate annihilation?
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalism awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a longtime gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of civil disarmament. He blogs on “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance”, writes regularly in Firearms News and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.