Quote of the day—Brief of NRA

Incredibly, Highland Park exempts devices that would otherwise be prohibited as a “barrel shroud” if they do not allow “the bearer to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned.”

BRIEF OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI
August 28, 2015
[This, perhaps more than anything tells us what we need to know about the anti-gun mindset. If you shoot a gun, for whatever reason, they want the shooter to be at risk of being hurt.

This is like demanding that cars must not have doors or seat belts. If they can’t ban all of them then they want to ban all but the ones which put the users at high risk of injury. These are very sick people and should be dealt with accordingly.—Joe]

8 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Brief of NRA

  1. This is the same attitude that bans (pretty much) mufflers on guns, while requiring them on cars.

  2. Mufflers on early cars were prohibited (or the ban was proposed- I forget) as a safety measure to prevent cars from startling the horses.

      • The idea was that the horse would hear you coming rather than being surprised up-close. Rather skittish creatures. My horse bolted once and ran down the centerline of a highway while paying zero attention to her, um, passenger. Exciting.

  3. Well shoot, that’s no different than KTM motorcycles. Ever had the misfortunate of touching one of their mufflers? Jokes aside, the recent Second Circuit Appellate Court decision* also addressed barrel shrouds.

    As for the other enumerated military‐style features — such as the flash suppressor, protruding grip, and barrel shrouds — New York and Connecticut have determined, as did the U.S. Congress, that the “net effect of these military combat features is a capability for lethality — more wounds, more serious, in more victims—far beyond that of other firearms in general, including other semiautomatic guns.” Indeed, plaintiffs explicitly contend that these features improve a firearm’s “accuracy,” “comfort,” and “utility.” This circumlocution is, as Chief Judge Skretny observed, a milder way of saying that these features make the weapons more deadly (p. 40).

    We know how that case went. It will be interesting to see where this one goes.
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    * NY State Rifle & Pistol Assn v. Cuomo; Connecticut Citizens’ Defense League v. Malloy (2nd Cir. 2014)

    • “…the U.S. Congress, that the “net effect of these military combat features is a capability for lethality — more wounds, more serious, in more victims—far beyond that of other firearms in general, including other semiautomatic guns.” ”

      That Federal Law went up the flag pole for 10 years and 11 years ago it came back down.

      Since the last 11 years when MORE of your dread “ASSAULT WEAPONS!” have been sold then ever before and the crime rate keep going DOWN, your, and the rest of your lackey’s anti-gun arguments keep meaning anything to only those who already think guns are ‘icky’.

      Think your anti-rights, anti-freedom cases will actually matter in the long run?

  4. Of course “gun control” cultists want you to injure yourself while you’re using your firearms – that’s a double win for them.

    On the one hand, that’s another tally in the non-fatal firearm-related injury column at the CDC.

    And on the other hand, it’s just another way for them to marginalize and encourage people to shun the peaceful exercise of a Constitutionally-protected right.

    Of course, criminals won’t care what a court decides, and will just wrap their barrels in duct tape or whack them off closer to the receiver, rendering this yet another pointless exercise in “gun control” that makes its cultists and politicians (but I repeat myself) feel better about themselves while continuing to erode the rights of peaceful Americans.

  5. The ultimate in finger-burning technology is full auto. I think they should ban any firearm that doesn’t cycle fast enough to get the barrel red-hot! Magazines should hold at least 100 rounds to allow the barrel to heat up, and ammo should not be sold in quantities of less than 1000 rounds.

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