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Two court rulings in the past week leave concerned Americans with even less faith in an oft-corrupted justice system.
The first came as a slap to gun rights advocates on Wednesday. The Washington Times reported the 9th Circuit’s 7 – 4 decision gives Democrat cities and states the “green light to implement strict firearm laws.” Appeals to the notoriously-progressive bench are said to be in the works.
The other case, from the 6th Circuit, struck down the bump stock ban enacted by President Trump after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting:
“In a bombshell ruling delivered this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit not only denied Chevron deference to Trump’s bump stock ban, but held that “Chevron deference categorically does not apply” in the criminal law context. The 6th Circuit then took its own look at the text of the federal machine gun ban and decided that “a bump stock does not fall within the statutory definition of a machine gun.” —Reason.com
Give up the protection to carry a firearm in public to get bump stocks in return. It seems like a rotten trade for Americans fond of their rights. It’s not hard to understand why gun and ammo sales continue to break previous records.
“The reasons for the high level of firearms sales are clear. The political division in the United States is high.”—Ammoland
How can Americans trust a government that steals with one hand while giving back what it previously took with the other? We can’t. The fabric of our rights is getting stretched thinner by the day. We need a modern-day Betsy Ross to repair the level of damage.
Those of us who don’t belong to a major political party expect government overreach from both sides. Uncle Sam’s had his hands in my pockets for years.
As always, this has been the World, According to Chris.
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