Renna v. Bonta, 9th Cir. CA Unsafe Handgun Act

B.L.U.F. A look at the state’s appeal to the Ninth Circuit court. The District Court granted a preliminary injunction blocking part of the California roster infringement.

The Question

As you read different case filings, you quickly find that the parties are supposed to respectful and polite. Much like a congressional representative says, “My friend from the other side of the aisle is concerned about a fantasy.” Rather than “She’s moon bat crazy.” When you find language that is pushing the boundaries of respect, it pops.

Whether the district court abused its discretion in granting Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction against enforcement of public safety requirements that new semiautomatic pistols must satisfy to be available for retail sale—a chamber load indicator, magazine disconnect mechanism, and microstamping capability— and against enforcement of the Roster removal requirement that aims to reduce the proportion of semiautomatic pistols on the Roster that lack these features.
Lana Renna v. Rob Bonta, No. 23-55367, Doc. 13 (Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit), at 15

It is showing a level of disrespect to the District court to say they “abused its discretion”. I’ve seen this phrased, more politely, as “the district court errored”. This is not a good look in a court filing.

State’s Justification for the Roster

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Quote of the Year.

Via The View From North Central Idaho.


To me, the debate comes down to a simple dichotomy:

With an armed population, we run the risk of tragedies. With a disarmed population, we run the risk of genocide.

It staggers my imagination that, so very soon after the mass killings of the 20th century, so many people have lost sight of this.

Daniel Schwartz
May 28, 2023
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The Biden policy on Antisemitism is to increase it

The Democrats are the party of Jew hatred.

That is incontrovertible.

The question is how to convince the rest of the Jewish population of America of that fact.

Jewish groups ‘extremely disturbed’ and say Biden ‘blew it’ on policy to counter anti-Semitism

The White House on Thursday rolled out a 60-page strategy to counter anti-Semitism in the United States that some Jewish and anti-hate groups say misses the mark.

The Biden administration cites an alarming rise in hate crimes that disproportionately impact American Jews as part of the impetus for the government-led effort to combat anti-Semitism

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean and director of global social action at the Simon Wiesenthal Center – a Jewish global human rights organization – applauded the White House’s efforts on Thursday, but in his praises he emphasized the importance of the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism.

He adds that “we must also remember that a significant portion of the anti-Semitic hate generated against the Jewish people specifically targets genocidal and murderous rhetoric and acts against the democratic Jewish state of Israel which today is home to the largest Jewish community in the world.”

The Republican Jewish Coalition also believes that the White House caved in to influence from the “anti-Israel left” when crafting the document.

StopAntisemitism also criticized Biden for allowing the plan to veer into strategy for combating other hate crimes and not solely focusing on anti-Semitism.

“The plan will not even allow antisemitism to stand alone, repeatedly mentioning planned executive actions to fight ‘antisemitism, Islamophobia, and related forms of bias and discrimination.’ Fighting Islamophobia and other bigotries is an excellent goal, but it does not belong in this particular antisemitism strategy,” said Rez.

This wasn’t the first time the Democrats did this.  After Ilhan Omar said some antisemitic things, the condemnation by Congress was watered down to meaninglessness by condemning Islamophobia alongside antisemitism from a Muslim Congresswoman.

But the White House has gone above and beyond that.

They actually have the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a group participating in this antisemitism policy.


What is their job?  To increase antisemitism?

They helped raise money for terrorism against Israel.

If you want an idea of how this is going to go, look no further than what happened at CUNY Law a few weeks ago.

Outraged critics rip CUNY law grad’s ‘hate-filled’ commencement speech, demand billions in tax dollars be stripped

In her vitriolic May 12 graduation speech at the public City University of New York’s law school, newly minted grad Fatima Mousa Mohammed called for a “revolution” to take on the legal system’s “white supremacy’’ while blasting city cops and the US military and claiming Israel carries out “indiscriminate” murder.

“This hate-filled and dangerous speech has been brought to you by @CUNY and paid for by New York taxpayers,” tweeted Simcha Eichenstein, a Democratic state assemblyman representing Brooklyn. “Keep this in mind next time our elected leaders highlight their commitment to fighting antisemitism.”

Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY) said, “Imagine being so crazed by hatred for Israel as a Jewish State that you make it the subject of your commencement speech at a law school graduation.

She urged her classmates to continue the “revolution” to effect change, using their rage as “the fuel for the fight against capitalism, racism, imperialism and Zionism around the world.”

Fatima Muhammad is a vicious Jew hater who demanded that Zionist professors be fired from CUNY.

CUNY is currently under investigation for civil rights violations against Jewish students and faculty.

The CUNY students voted for Fatima Muhammad to be the commencement speaker.

The school hid the video and transcript and only released it after a FOIA order.


The Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, has remained silent on this.

Elsewhere, we know that BLM has partnered with BDS, so a cornerstone of Black Leftism is Jew hatred.

In California, antisemitism on college campuses was so terrible that the Board of Regents had to issue a statement, which was then promptly watered down once they discovered who was being antisemitic.

The Left has fully embraced Jew hatred and Israel hatred as tenets of social justice.

There is no way in hell the Biden Administration will combat antisemitism in any way that punishes the Left.

This is an absolutely feckless act.

The only hope is that Democrat Jews figure this out.



And another Memorial Day Weekend shooting that did not make the News cycle.

PHILADELPHIA – A weekend meant to honor our fallen heroes, and usher in the start of summer, has been riddled with shootings in a city continually plagued by gun violence.

Thirty-two people became the victims of 22 shootings that erupted on the streets of Philadelphia during Memorial Day weekend. Seven of those victims have succumbed to their injuries.

Memorial Day gun violence: Nearly two dozen shootings break out across Philadelphia amid celebrations (fox29.com)


There seems to be a commonality in thi locations, but I just can’t quite put my finger on it other than DeSantis not being the Governor. [end/sarcasm]

When you should really have waited for information first…

…rather than having a political knee-jerk reaction.


3 people are dead and 5 others were injured in a shooting between two motorcycle gangs during the Red River Motorcycle Rally.

New Mexico State Police say all those who died and were injured were members of a motorcycle gang.

State police say the shooting happened after an altercation between the Bandidos and the Water Dogs motorcycle gangs.
State police say the following people have been arrested in relation to the shooting:

Jacob Castillo – A member of the Waterdogs. Castillo has been charged with murder.
Matthew Jackson – A member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Gang. Jackson has been charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm in a liquor establishment.
Christopher Garcia – A member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Gang. Garcia has been charged with possession of cocaine.

The deceased have been identified as the following:

Anthony Silva (26 years old from Los Lunas) – Member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Gang
Randy Sanchez (46 years old from Albuquerque) – Member of the Water Dogs Motorcycle Gang
Damien Breaux (46 years old from Socorro) – Member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Gang


Red River Shooting: Motorcycle gang shooting kills 3, injures 5 (koat.com)


And the author of the tweet is (Drum roll) another Liberal Democrat:

Maybe they were campaign donors, so she really felt bad about losing that sweet criminal cash and votes.

And the one that is not going to stay in the news cycle for long…

CHICAGO — Memorial Day weekend violence has left 47 people shot, nine fatally, Chicago police said.

Police said three people were shot while standing on the sidewalk in the 9100-block of South Harper Avenue when someone drove up and fired at around 1:45 a.m.

A 59-year-old man, 57-year-old woman, and a 77-year-old man were all hit and transported to local hospitals.

A man was killed and a woman was injured in a West Garfield Park shooting early Sunday, police said. The 35-year-old man and 30-year-old woman were sitting in a parked car in the 4100-block of West Taylor Street around 2:09 a.m. when someone fired shots, Chicago police said. The man was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital. The woman was in critical condition at the same hospital with a gunshot wound to the side. No arrests have been made and detectives are investigating.

Over an hour earlier, three men were shot on Chicago’s North Side, CPD said. The men were walking on the sidewalk in the 600-block of West Barry Avenue in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood at about 12:50 a.m. when shots were fired, Chicago police said. The three were outside the Mariano’s at Broadway and Barry when the shooting took place, according to CPD. Chicago fire crews took one of the men to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition, with gunshot wounds to the back and chest. A 22-year-old man also was taken to Masonic in good condition with a gunshot wound to the leg, and a 32-year-old taken to Masonic was in good condition with a gunshot wound to the back, police said. It was not immediately clear what led to the shooting. No one was in custody later Sunday morning. Area Three detectives are investigating.

Chicago shootings this weekend: 47 shot, 9 fatally, in Memorial Day weekend gun violence across city, police say – ABC7 Chicago

I was watching the teevees and CNN and Fox were repeating the shooting in Hollywwod Beach, Fl ad nauseam. I found out about the Chicago shootings in some news aggregator past the middle of the page.

And we are not surprised one bit, are we?