Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch issued a ruling that Florida’s new law easing the burden of proof on the defendant in “Stand Your Ground” self-defense cases is unconstitutional. “As a matter of constitutional separation of powers, that procedure cannot be legislatively modified,” Hirsch wrote.
Former NRA President Marion Hammer fired back against the ruling in a statement to the Sunshine State News. “This is a whole new level of judicial activism,” Hammer stated. “Judge Hirsch made a unilateral decision to attack the constitutional authority of the Legislature to pass laws even though neither of the attorneys in the case asked him to rule on such an issue.”
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said that her office would appeal the ruling, and the NRA may do the same. Hammer concluded, “Bottom line, I know of no basis for a judge to rule on the constitutionality of a law that neither the defense nor the prosecution is challenging.”
Dana Loesch: Anti-NRA March Doesn’t Really Represent Women
“We are not safe,” the Women’s March ominously declares. A statement on the group’s Facebook page goes on to detail the planned protest against the NRA for what they claim is the group’s “direct endorsement of violence against women.”
Somehow, like much of the misguided left, the Women’s March group took Dana Loesch’s NRA ad—in which she called for a stop to the violence, and fighting lies with truth—and determined that it was “irresponsible and dangerous” and “suggests armed violence.” Clearly, they weren’t able to actually hear the ad over their own hysteria.
And Loesch is having none of it. “I'm not going to be lectured by this fake feminist women's organization,” she declared during an appearance on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight. Loesch points out the group would be more accurately named the “Some Women’s March” because they only represent those who agree with their politics. Case in point: They conveniently banned a pro-life women’s group from a march earlier this year.
Loesch also offered up an alternative for those who want to see women who are actually empowered, and invited them to take a trip to the NRA.
Editorial Board Touts Gun “Buyback” After Admitting It Is Ineffective
It seems that at least one newspaper in the Garden State is propping up New Jersey’s so-called “gun buyback” even though the editorial board knows such gun turn-in programs are ineffective at reducing violent crime.
Kicking off an editorial in the Times of Trenton titled “As guns flow in, buyback plucks them out in ones and twos,” the editorial board writes: “Getting guns off the street, particularly unregistered ones, is a commendable endeavor.” Yet then the board quickly admits: “Indeed, studies done by the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research have shown that buyback programs have little impact on preventing gun violence.”
The editorial board then follows up that assessment by saying such programs play a large role in keeping children safer—an assertion not backed up by any research anywhere.
In truth, gun turn-in programs do nothing positive except to help politicians—and apparently editorial board members—feel better about their city and themselves.
Homeowner Holds Burglar At Gunpoint After His Dog Discovers The Thief
Even expert burglars can be tripped up. But an 18-year-old Bloomfield, Kentucky man, caught by a basset hound named “Pig,” might want to consider a new line of work.
WDRB-TV reports that Saturday morning, around 4:30, Chris Stevens and his wife Heather were awakened from their sleep by Pig. “Usually she (Pig) doesn't just bark for any reason,” Chris Stevens said. “So my wife got up to go see what she was barking at.” Stevens said when his wife investigated, she saw a man’s arm appearing to come from her daughter’s room trying to hush the dog.
“Of course she screamed,” Stevens continued. “I jumped up, grabbed my weapon. I walked right into his face.” For 20 minutes Stevens held the suspect—Garrett Ingraham—at gunpoint until Nelson County deputies arrived. Steven’s daughters were visiting family in Chicago, and Ingraham had briefly ransacked their room before Pig discovered the thief. “If it wasn't for her, I don't know what would have happened,” Stevens added.