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And another attempt at suppressing RKBA gets slapped down

https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/06/politics/new-york-gun-law-restraining-order/index.html

https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/65364032/antonyuk-v-hochul/?filed_after=&filed_before=&entry_gte=&entry_lte=&order_by=desc

Are you listening Gavin?

You can't make it harder to own and carry a gun than you make it to vote, protest, or write a letter to the editor. Rights are rights, and the fact that some assholes don't like other people exercising their rights means exactly zero. In fact, I take a lot of glee at watching people who would restrict my rights - be that who I marry, what I carry, what I write, or if I protest - being made miserable.

And the emergency appeal is GOING to get slapped down, as it should. The only thing any attempts to restrict *any* rights should result in are horrific legal bills for those trying to impinge upon them. The fact someone might be bothered by me carrying a firearm means exactly as little to me as the fact they may be bothered that I have a husband of the same sex as myself, in other words LESS than zero, a feature not a bug.

'It's the only thing we've got': Central California cops aim to turn town's only library into police

Because screw libraries when the cops need to spend money.

https://www.sfgate.com/centralcoast/article/Police-department-wants-McFarland-library-17159602.php?IPID=SFGate-HP-CP-Spotlight


"It’s a quiet Friday afternoon in McFarland, California. Inside the Clara M. Jackson Library in the center of town, there’s a steady but calm hum of activity. Yet the overall mood is weighty, and the situation, beyond the smiles on its youngest patrons’ faces, seems dire.


The library, the town’s only one, may soon no longer be in this building. Why? Because McFarland’s police are attempting to take it over as their new headquarters. ...."

SCOTUS sending several more gun control cases back to lower courts

In light of last week's ruling — which said that Americans have a right to carry a gun outside the home — lower courts should take another look at several cases that had been awaiting action by the high court, the court said. Those cases include ones about high-capacity magazines, an assault weapons ban, and a state law that limits who can carry a gun outside the home.



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/supreme-court-says-several-gun-cases-deserve-a-new-look/ar-AAZ2IJW?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=50266b12fe7848399cfcf83d80251424

Support of gun control just hit its lowest point in a decade

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/politics/gun-control-gallup-poll/index.html

Just 52% of Americans polled now say that the "laws covering the sales of firearms" should be stricter than they currently are, the lowest number that Gallup has measured on the question since 2014.

Lots of us gun humpers out there.

On the front lines, here's what the seven stages of severe COVID-19 look like

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-08-26/pandemic-covid-19-stages-vaccination-intensive-care-respiratory-therapist?_amp=true&fbclid=IwAR268jf6Dndn97aXXIrJxagBsbO951iC3Z3w60EJRDmVbVbopiRJA7dxtpc

I did not see this posted earlier, please delete if a duplicate. Originally posted to the CA group.

On the front lines, here's what the seven stages of severe COVID-19 look like

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-08-26/pandemic-covid-19-stages-vaccination-intensive-care-respiratory-therapist?_amp=true&fbclid=IwAR268jf6Dndn97aXXIrJxagBsbO951iC3Z3w60EJRDmVbVbopiRJA7dxtpc

Great LA Times article. Scary

I have not seen this posted yet....

Gavin Newsom recall election is turning into landslide, poll shows

https://www.sfgate.com/gavin-newsom-recall/article/Newsom-recall-poll-election-California-yes-Elder-16430710.php

Breathing a little - little - easier now.

Asking for good thoughts for Lucy

My 9 year old American Bulldog

Yesterday we took her to the vet, strange lump

Mast cell tumor.

Surgery for 8/3, and then we'll know after that when they do a biopsy ...

Thanks

Gotta love Ben and Jerry's

Now *this* is calling out what needs to be called out

https://www.benjerry.com/about-us/media-center/dismantle-white-supremacy


All of us at Ben & Jerry’s are outraged about the murder of another Black person by Minneapolis police officers last week and the continued violent response by police against protestors. We have to speak out. We have to stand together with the victims of murder, marginalization, and repression because of their skin color, and with those who seek justice through protests across our country. We have to say his name: George Floyd.

George Floyd was a son, a brother, a father, and a friend. The police officer who put his knee on George Floyd’s neck and the police officers who stood by and watched didn’t just murder George Floyd, they stole him. They stole him from his family and his friends, his church and his community, and from his own future.

The murder of George Floyd was the result of inhumane police brutality that is perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy. What happened to George Floyd was not the result of a bad apple; it was the predictable consequence of a racist and prejudiced system and culture that has treated Black bodies as the enemy from the beginning. What happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis is the fruit borne of toxic seeds planted on the shores of our country in Jamestown in 1619, when the first enslaved men and women arrived on this continent. Floyd is the latest in a long list of names that stretches back to that time and that shore. Some of those names we know — Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Emmett Till, Martin Luther King, Jr. — most we don’t.

The officers who murdered George Floyd, who stole him from those who loved him, must be brought to justice. At the same time, we must embark on the more complicated work of delivering justice for all the victims of state sponsored violence and racism.

Four years ago, we publicly stated our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Today, we want to be even more clear about the urgent need to take concrete steps to dismantle white supremacy in all its forms. To do that, we are calling for four things:

First, we call upon President Trump, elected officials, and political parties to commit our nation to a formal process of healing and reconciliation. Instead of calling for the use of aggressive tactics on protestors, the President must take the first step by disavowing white supremacists and nationalist groups that overtly support him, and by not using his Twitter feed to promote and normalize their ideas and agendas. The world is watching America’s response.

Second, we call upon the Congress to pass H.R. 40, legislation that would create a commission to study the effects of slavery and discrimination from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies. We cannot move forward together as a nation until we begin to grapple with the sins of our past. Slavery, Jim Crow, and segregation were systems of legalized and monetized white supremacy for which generations of Black and Brown people paid an immeasurable price. That cost must be acknowledged and the privilege that accrued to some at the expense of others must be reckoned with and redressed.

Third, we support Floyd’s family’s call to create a national task force that would draft bipartisan legislation aimed at ending racial violence and increasing police accountability. We can’t continue to fund a criminal justice system that perpetuates mass incarceration while at the same time threatens the lives of a whole segment of the population.

And finally, we call on the Department of Justice to reinvigorate its Civil Rights Division as a staunch defender of the rights of Black and Brown people. The DOJ must also reinstate policies rolled back under the Trump Administration, such as consent decrees to curb police abuses.

Unless and until white America is willing to collectively acknowledge its privilege, take responsibility for its past and the impact it has on the present, and commit to creating a future steeped in justice, the list of names that George Floyd has been added to will never end. We have to use this moment to accelerate our nation's long journey towards justice and a more perfect union.

Media, political elites who didn't see Trump in 2016 are blowing it again with Bernie Sanders

https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/bernie-sanders-trump-2020-presidential-media-coverage-20200225.html


snip- "All the big-shots screaming for his movement to be squashed could have prevented Bernie’s nomination decades ago — if they’d channeled even a fraction of that energy into making sure that billionaires paid their share and dialed down America’s obscene war machine, and that the United States joined the rest of the civilized world in universal health care and higher ed, as well as child care, family leave, and living wages..." snip
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