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No doubt they took that proposal into utmost consideration.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: Today at 05:52:42 AM »
A lot of people are disappointed in the likely SCOTUS nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, because she "supported the Illinois lockdowns". I found this forum post to be somewhat informative.

This is pretty misleading. She, along with other judges, including another Trump appointed judge voted to deny a preliminary injunction against the restriction on the number of people allowed at political gatherings. Preliminary injunctions are not rulings on the merit and to get one you have to show 1) irreparable harm if you don't get one and 2) that you're likely to prevail on the merits.

They didn't show the first and they couldn't show the second one here because the argument in the lawsuit was that because Pritzker exempted religious gatherings from the lockdown that he also had to exempt political gatherings. This panel found that the constitution provides special protection for religious freedom and an exemption for religion doesn't mean you have to allow all other kinds of gathering.

It was a pretty open and shut case. The Illinois GOP didn't even think they'd win. Preliminary injunctions are denied the vast majority of the time and they didn't even have a good argument here.

I don't have a dog in the ACB vs other fight, but this wouldn't make me think less of her as a judge. We should want someone who will follow the law even if its not popular.

As context, after losing this suit, the Illinois GOP appealed to the SCOTUS and it was Kavanaugh who considered the petition and denied it.

People are also criticizing Lagoa, saying that while she is anti-communism, she is not strong enough on 2nd amendment rights.

Personally I think he's really limiting himself by choosing a woman. It makes no sense, other than the possibility of it being a tactical move to secure the confirmation, as it's much more difficult for the dems to label a woman as a gang rapist.

Politics / Re: Gun Control
« on: Today at 04:52:17 AM »

Virginia is already putting their new red flag laws to use. I'd really like to know how many of these cases made logical sense. In a perfect world, I'm all for taking guns away from someone posting pics of guns online and outlining a plot to use them for harm, but red flag laws are virtually never limited to clear-cut cases like that. It always seems to lead to mentally stable law abiding citizens getting their rights taken away. In rural Georgia no one bats an eye at someone walking towards the woods in their own yard with an AR-15 or AK-47 and they hear 30 shots pop off. But to some people just seeing someone do that is very frightening.

There's really just an astronomical amount of ignorance out there when it comes to guns. Fear of the unknown. A lot of anti-gunners change their mind about guns after one afternoon of safe target practice. But up until they relieve some if their unfamiliarity, they see guns as dangerous weapons of murder and war. The media constantly paints the picture of people being shot. Everything is from the victim's perspective and not the shooter defending themself. It leads to huge misconceptions, fear, and anger. An buzzwords like "assault weapons" just make everything worse. The actual definition of assault weapon is nonsensical from a functionality standpoint. A Ruger mini-14 or mini-30 has the exact same capabilities as an AR-15 or AK-47; same ammunition, same magazine capacity as the ones they want banned, semi auto. But people look at a Mini-14 (or Mini-30) and think "hunting rifle" because of the wood stock. But paint it black and put some cosmetic upgrades on it to make it look "tacticool" and it's viewed as an assault weapon. A lot of people don't even realize how many places prohibit AR-15's for deer hunting because the round isn't powerful enough for a humane kill. It's high velocity but it's still a fucking 22. Part of me honestly wishes gun safety was a class that seniors in high school could take. Probably not the best idea, but somehow the unfamiliarity needs to be relieved.

I just got a new Savage 22 for plinking when I'm back in Georgia. Cheap ammo ftw.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 21, 2020, 06:20:46 AM »
It's just amazing to me that they expect the opposing party to delay the confirmation. I personally don't think there should be only 8 justices for the next 2-3 months or however long it would take to confirm a new justice after the election. Obama nominated a Supreme Court justice during an election year (2016). What's the big deal? Why should the Republicans refuse to do their job and confirm someone dedicated to upholding the constitution in favor of a coinflip that introduces the chance of a political hack (masquerading as a divinely impartial entity) being confirmed? Ginsberg died while Republicans have the presidency and the Senate. Get over it. They're not going to federally ban all abortions, that's paranoia. But they also hopefully will overturn stupid ideas like being able to sue Smith & Wesson when some psycho shoots up a crowd with an M&P. I just don't feel that large scale changes to society should be rushed. You guys know I'm big on the 2nd amendment so I'm all for someone being confirmed that limits all the attacks on it. I missed out on a badass Marlin 1895G 45-70 yesterday because there's a 3 day waiting period in FL and due to my work and time off schedule I had no idea when I'd be able to pick it up (or where I'd have to go). They did that shit after the Parkland shooting. Dude... A fucking LEVER ACTION. Just take a look at my non-existent criminal record and give me the damn gun. Lmao.


Pelosi says they have a lot of arrows in their quiver regarding methods of delaying the confirmation. Impeachment isn't off the table. This is just full blown TDS.

It's like obstruction of (a) justice. Lol

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 21, 2020, 04:06:37 AM »

So don't wait until after the election. Wait until Trump is out of office. Lol, douchebag.

Politics / Re: Gun Control
« on: September 19, 2020, 06:36:22 PM »
I'm leaving this one alone.

RIP Justice Ginsberg, a true American hero.

Politics / Re: Gun Control
« on: September 19, 2020, 02:09:15 PM »
Damnit i knew someone would cherrypick that you douchebag.


Politics / Re: Gun Control
« on: September 19, 2020, 12:54:58 PM »
The decision was 4-5 wasn't it? Obviously I'm talking specifically about the definition of "militia" as stated in the 2nd amendment. If a SUPREME COURT JUSTICE gets that wrong, that is beyond ______________(insert horrendously unabridged treasonous or monumentally ignorant act here). It's a major deal. Fuck the details. She seriously tried to act like law abiding citizens shouldn't have guns. It's a fucking joke. Anti-American as it gets.  Her ass should have retired years ago but wouldn't, even when she's literally dying. If Biden won she would have resigned immediately. She doesn't give a fuck about being impartial. Justices are supposed to be politically blindfolded and she was NOWHERE near that.

Politics / Re: Gun Control
« on: September 19, 2020, 10:02:02 AM »
Ammo price gougers at the gun show i just went to. Even when you're buying 1000 rounds of 9mm it's 70 cents a round when i can buy a 20rd box of BRASS for 58 cents a round online. And that was damn near the best deal there.

Place was LOADED with overpriced glocks and AR15's. I passed on a glock 43 at a pawn shop in SC 7 months ago for $300. This place had one for $650. My glock 17 was new 539 and at the gun show, $850. Almost every glock was $850-950.

What i almost got was a 45-70 marlin model 1895 fir $750.... Every other lever gun was a grand. The 44mag, 45 colt, 357 mag, everything was $949 or more. Might go back and get that 45-70 tomorrow just because I've wanted one for a while.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 19, 2020, 07:32:23 AM »

Hopefully Orange Man will appoint a young dedicated constitutionalist ASAP. I hope it's already in the works. Haven't paid much attention this morning. Just left a super crowded gun show near Tampa.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 19, 2020, 06:01:22 AM »
She's one of the justices that interpreted the 2nd amendment as only referring to the military. She absolutely knew "militia" refers to everyday people aka the citizenry. She absolutely knew that the purpose of the 2nd amendment is self preservation, namely against a tyrannical government. She absolutely knew that an amendment based on protection against a tyrannical government that claims only the government should have guns is nonsensical. She wasn't THAT mentally deficient. So she purposefully misinterpreted the 2nd amendment in a way that is anti-liberty and anti-American. It's disgraceful. Her political agenda completely overshadowed her duty and oath to uphold the constitution.

Politics / Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« on: September 19, 2020, 03:27:09 AM »

Paaaaaaaaaaaandemic hotline!


Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 19, 2020, 02:37:59 AM »

Search for something random purely out of curiosity.

Google: did we mention Orange Man Bad?

I've had to start adding "-trump" to many of my google searches lately. It certainly helps.

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 19, 2020, 01:32:13 AM »
RIP Justice Ginsburg.

Let the animosity and nomination delaying shenanigans commence.

She just wouldn't retire. Literally dying and still dedicated to the cause. You know, the cause of purposefully interpreting the constitution inaccurately.

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