Re: McDonald vs. Chicago
I didn’t realize that Sacramento was going to make this a huge issue; however, it appears that Sacramento City Council’s decision to support the position that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution does not apply to the States and local governments made it to the radio.
Bill Wiese of the Calguns Foundation stated, “From a practical standpoint, I don’t think it’s that relevant. They’re also opposing a bunch of CA state DAs as well as the AG . I believe the Chicago case is in fine shape/good hands regardless of what Sacramento throws at it.”
Prior to the meeting, Gene Hoffman offered some talking to address if one attended anyway. Hoffman of The Calguns Foundation added, “I think asking them why they support the Colfax Massacre and oppose the Bill of Rights is interesting. Remind them that a vote for an Amicus in support of Chicago is a vote against the Bill of Rights and that even unreconstructed racist Confederates weren’t that politically dumb.”
In any case, the motion passed, 6:2, authorizing the City Attorney’s Office to take the necessary steps to have the City of Sacramento join as amicus curiae.
Yes: Members Steve Cohn, Robert King Fong, Kevin McCarty, Bonnie Pannell,
Sandy Sheedy, and Ray Tretheway
No: Member Robbie Waters and Mayor Kevin Johnson