Smith & Wesson by Tom Reynolds
The House Oversight and Reform Committee under Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (a New York City Democrat) recently sent a subpoena to Smith & Wesson. It’s well worth reading S&W’s response.
Mark Paoletta, a lawyer representing Smith & Wesson also responded in a much longer letter. Some highlights worth noting:
The firearms company cannot track deaths or injuries, crimes attempted or carried out with semiautomatic rifles.
“…Congress recently proved that it does not need such very specific information about exact units sold and revenue to do its job...On July 29, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives (the House) passed a ban on what you erroneously call ‘assault weapons.’ This only confirms my prior argument that the Committee does not need ‘every scrap of potentially relevant’ information to legislate.”
The Supreme Court has said, “Investigations conducted solely for the personal aggrandizement of the investigators or to ‘punish’ those investigated are indefensible.”
“There is no basis in Heller for drawing a constitutional distinction between semi-automatic handguns and semiautomatic rifles.”
In another case the Supreme Court said, “The Court…is unaware of historical precedent that would permit a governmental entity to entirely ban a type of weapon that is commonly used by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes, whether in an individual’s home or in public.”
Unfortunately, the Swamp does not believe Supreme Court decision apply to them.
Given the Swamp’s recent attempts to intimidate Donald Trump and anyone who associates with him or votes for him, it’s nice to see someone standing up to the bullies in Washington.