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Big 2A Win – Court strikes DC requirement

Big 2A Win – Court strikes DC requirement of “good reason” for concealed carry permit.

So, how many times does DC have to get their rear-end handed to them before they figure things out?

"As some of you may be aware, Attorney Alan Gura has been waging a legal battle against the District of Columbia (as well as other jurisdictions) based upon their unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment generally, and DC residents concealed carry rights in particular.

Having already won a court decision compelling the District–and in particular, it’s Police Chief Cathy Lanier (pictured above)–to issue concealed carry permits to lawful, qualified residents, Gura naturally ran into the usual anti-gun rearguard position: “Sure, we’ll issue permits–on terms of our own choosing. Terms that nobody except our rich friends and political comrades will ever be deemed to have satisfied.”

And those terms invariably require that the applicant have some special and unusual reason to be granted a concealed carry permit. This is the kind of restriction still being employed in liberal states like New Jersey and New York, and which was being employed in California until the recent Peruta decision by the 9th Circuit.

Gura responded to Lanier’s demand that applications show some special reason–above and beyond simply being law-abiding Americans with civil rights–by filing a motion for an injunction with the US District Court for DC, to prohibit Lanier from imposing those special conditions."

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Posted by Muddling Through | Mon May 18, 2015, 09:33 PM (17 replies)

Cops: Matthew Apperson arrested after shooting involving George Zimmerman

Well, looks like one cannot just start "popping caps" when one sees George and get away with it.

"Lake Mary Police arrested a Winter Springs man Friday on charges related to a shooting involving George Zimmerman earlier this week..

Matthew Apperson, 35, turned himself in Friday evening, police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett said.

Apperson was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and firing a deadly missile into an occupied conveyance.

Police have released a 911 call from the shooting involving George Zimmerman, which sent the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer to the hospital with minor injuries.

"After conducting numerous interviews throughout the week, detectives determined that Mr. Apperson did intentionally fire his weapon into the vehicle occupied by George Zimmerman without provocation," Gillett said in a statement.

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Posted by Muddling Through | Fri May 15, 2015, 08:10 PM (14 replies)

Kid who got in to every Ivy League school is going to the University of Alabama — and it's a brillia

Roll Tide.

"High-school senior Ronald Nelson had an incredibly hard decision to make this year about college — mainly because he got into all eight Ivy League universities.

In the end, he decided on the University of Alabama and rejected offers from all eight Ivy League schools.

Nelson also rejected offers from Stanford, Johns Hopkins, New York University, Vanderbilt, and Washington University in St. Louis.

He decided to pass on these big names in favor of UA for two big reasons: He got a full ride from Alabama and got into its selective honors program."

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Posted by Muddling Through | Fri May 15, 2015, 09:05 AM (45 replies)

Oklahoma Governor Signs Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform Bill

This looks promising:

"Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has signed into law reforms that will allow judges some leeway and discretion from the state’s many mandatory minimum sentences.

The state’s Justice Safety Valve Act, HB 1518, will allow judges to give shorter sentences or divert some offenders to mental health or drug treatment programs for many nonviolent crime convictions if they deem it more helpful than prison.

Oklahoma has a very high incarceration rate, and more than 100 crimes with mandatory minimum sentences attached. The governor took note of the consequences when she signed the bill into law: "Violent criminals will continue to be incarcerated, but the fact is that one in 11 Oklahomans serve time in prison at some point in their lives."

Under the bill, judges would not be able to apply their discretion for violent crimes, sex crimes that would require offender registration, repeat crimes, or for crimes in which the defendant was a "leader of others in a continuing criminal enterprise."

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Posted by Muddling Through | Wed May 6, 2015, 10:10 PM (17 replies)
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