I was speaking with a series of attorneys last week,while contemplating starting several state and federal lawsuits. The major ones were around constitutional carry, national reciprocity, defense of 2A etc. These wired in attorneys believed that we were heading for constitutional carry(cc), but it left me with a few hum type questions.
“Assault rifles” are still rifles
FBI stats or the FBI combined crime report puts(2016 & 2017) knife deaths anywhere from 3 to 5 times that of “rifle” deaths approx 1500 knife deaths per year,approx 400 rifle deaths.
3)We all know approx 2.5 mill people are saved by guns each year, and approx 40,000 deaths per year are attributed to guns with approx 30,000 of that being suicides.
But the issue is on the rifle part or the assault rifle part. It is obvious that the numbers suggest that this political issue should not be an issue,
Yet it persist.
It is easy political hay,while stripping Americans of their right to defend themselves from criminals,corrupt govt officials orgovernments themselves.
In discussing making these various suits active, a discussion centered around “Prosecutorial Discretion”
You can get taken to jail,but if a prosecutor/s office decides not to prosecute- you go free.
You might want a sherrif to serve a complaint,but if to high powered a person,he will ask his boss,who will ask his boss,who may ask the US Attorney General- who would say no politically
So the question to the community is in our collective opinions what should be done to remove this topic permanently from our sight. While preserving all 2a rights?
All is fair game here,from suing senators and Congress people(1964 sedition subversion act,Rico,discrimination,high crimes,or going local etc)
But before you rant,remember Prosecutorial Discretion. Also consider does the suit require partners. In my discussion to file for constitutional carry,national reciprocity,and 2a support,plus moving this state from a may issue to a shall issue was priced at approx 250,000.
So with all that in mind
What is required to protect our 2A rights and remove the gun issue from our path.
Note,no matter what law is passed,it only affects non criminals or mentally stable folks.