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Supreme Court’s recent decision to not hear a gun rights case sets a bad precedent

Supreme Court’s recent decision to not hear a gun rights case sets a bad precedent

Gun rights advocates had been following New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York pretty closely in early 2020. The case was about a law in New York that forbid transporting guns outside the city unless the owner was taking them to an approved gun range. Advocates had challenged the law in the lower courts without any success. Then the Supreme Court agreed to review the case, and most legal experts agreed that the case was likely going to result in striking down the New York law. This would have ended up limiting many restrictions against guns across the nation in a permanently binding decision, limiting all future judges across the nation, even the Supreme Court Justices themselves.

A nation in flux...

According to Vox, researchers from the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville studied the effects of the social distancing, shelter at home and closures of school and businesses during the period from March 1 to April 27 to determine which was the most affective in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Not surprisingly, the shelter at home had the biggest impact.

Just Jana

Just Jana

Having to give Butterbean a pill twice a day. You can crush it up and hide it in various foods once, then she catches on and won’t eat it the next time. I had the bright idea to put a soft cat treat around the pill and give it to her nonchalantly like I do her regular treats. She likes to chase them so I pitched it in the floor, she caught it and ate it up like she does normally. I was walking around bragging to Mike that it worked, when Butterbean comes back through the kitchen playing hockey with her little green pill. And how is your morning going?

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The State of Arkansas allows citizens arrests if the citizen has “reasonable grounds” for believing that the person arrested has committed a felony. But as the recent Ahmoud Arbery case in Georgia may show, a bad citizen’s arrest that escalates can lead to murder charges.

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