Good News! Yesterday, we wrote that, The Olean Times Herald reported: High school trap team coaches, registered as “ammunition keepers” with the state police for their teams, typically buy shotgun ammunition in bulk and then give it to team members during practice and competition. Last week, the coach/ammunition keepers received letters from Gov. Kathy Hochul and Acting State Police Superintendent Steven Nigrelli requiring them to register with NYSNICS and establish a method of payment to cover the cost of the background checks.
We are happy to report that we may have been incorrect. A registered Seller of Ammunition with NYNICS, whose club supports a local High School Trap team, wrote us: I specifically asked a NYNICS rep on Tuesday about the transfer of ammunition to the student shooters and was told that the transfer will not require a background check if there is no sale to the student.
He added: This may not hold true for skeet/trap teams that buy bulk ammo and SELL it to their members/shooters.
This sounds great but one note of caution; there is usually confusion over new issues from Hochul, so we hope the NYNICS rep is correct that when there is no sale there will be no background check or fee.
SCOPE has been writing about the New Mexico Governor’s emergency public health order suspending the 2nd Amendment.
Democratic New Mexico Attorney General Raul Torrez announced he will NOT defend the state in pending lawsuits against the democratic governor's public health emergency order. Torrez said: "Though I recognize my statutory obligation as New Mexico's chief legal officer to defend state officials when they are sued in their official capacity, my duty to uphold and defend the constitutional rights of every citizen takes precedence," Torrez wrote. "Simply put, I do not believe that the Emergency Order will have any meaningful impact on public safety but, more importantly, I do not believe it passes constitutional muster."
Apparently, Grisham did find another attorney to represent her…sort of.
Showing how far out on a limb the New Mexico governor was, at a hearing, Governor Grisham’s attorney conceded that "no law" may infringe the Second Amendment. Instead, the attorney made the silly argument that the order wasn't a law but was an executive action and should be allowed. Unconstitutional executive orders are constitutional!
U.S. District Court Judge David Urias (who was nominated by gun grabber in chief Joe Biden) issued a temporary Restraining Order blocking the portion of the order that prohibits lawful gun owners from carrying their guns in public for 30 days.
"The violation of a constitutional right, even for minimal periods of time, unquestionably constitutes irreparable injury," Urias said during the hearing.
This order was so openly unconstitutional that even a Biden Judge and a democrat Attorney General would not support it.
Governor Grisham tried to spin this in the best light saying she is happy that this put the spotlight on“…the significant problem of gun violence in this state.”
Don’t count on this loss stopping the gun grabbers in any state, and especially in New York State, from trying any method to back door the 2nd Amendment into impotence. Eternal vigilance is necessary.