Wyoming Liberty Group
by Jason Gay
For all of its fanfare, it is hard to identify any success associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—Obamacare. There has been a great deal of media coverage over the false statements leading up to the law’s passage. The arrogance that underlies the mindset of making decisions in the personal lives of others has been exmplified in the person of Jonathan Gruber. Yet, the big threats of the law have escaped that sort of protracted discussion.
by Jason Gay
The New York Post declared “2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie.” In this article, Kyle Smith notes that the truth was optional when it came to Bowe Bergdahl, IRS, Lena Dunham, “Hands up, don’t shoot”, Johnathan Gruber, and on. There was one notable example that missed making the list simply due to timing: Sandy Hook.
In mid-November, Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael joined an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief filed in a Maryland case that will soon be heard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The case, Kolbe v. O’Malley, challenges a law recently enacted in Maryland that bans numerous semi-automatic rifles in the state and limits detachable magazine capacity to 10 rounds. Patrick Morrisey, attorney general for the state of West Virginia, took point on the brief, and 19 other states joined along with Wyoming. The lawsuit itself is led by a coalition of gun owners, gun dealers, gun clubs and interest groups.
Last month, Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael filed an excellent gun rights brief with the United States Supreme Court. Since the AG filed the brief on February 12, just after the beginning of the 2014 Budget Session, I regretfully did not notice it. (From a quick search, it does not appear local media picked up on it, either, although the Associated Press put out an article that Fox News published.)
Earlier this week, Sparks Middle School in Nevada was the sad scene of a shooting in which two 12-year-old students were injured, and the shooter and a teacher were killed. Teacher Michael Landsberry heroically confronted the shooter, lost his life and likely saved others. We are now learning that the shooter was the target of bullying—a situation that has grown familiar since the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.
Over the last few days Jon Gibson of Somers, N.Y., launched an Internet sensation after photographing the theft of a political sign from his yard. The sign simply stated “Repeal the Safe Act. Support the Second Amendment,” and pictured an AR-15 rifle.