For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. – H. L. Mencken
Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:
- Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban
- 60 Minutes
- Kimmel vs Hannity
- Zuckerberg Heads to DC
- One More Thing
Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban:
Reuters reported Friday that U.S. District Court Judge William Young on Friday upheld a Massachusetts law banning assault weapons including the AR-15, saying the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment guarantee of Americans’ right to bear firearms does not cover them.
William Young was nominated for District Court Judge by President Ronald Reagan in 1985. (Source)
In his decision, Young ruled that assault weapons and large capacity magazines covered by the 1998 law were most useful in military service and fall outside the scope of the Second Amendment’s personal right to bear arms.
As I have written before, I don’t need an assault weapon. I don’t think others need one either.
We’ll see if this case makes it to the U.S. Supreme Court. I think we need to have the Supreme Court make this decision once and for all.
In case you missed it, 60 Minutes did a segment Sunday night about Russian operatives launching a widespread cyberattack against state voting systems during the 2016 presidential election.
We should all be concerned. Very concerned.
Read/Watch the 60 Minutes report HERE.
Kimmel vs Hannity:
The online and television feud between late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel and Fox News host Sean Hannity has been fun to watch.
The Washington Post and other sources are reporting that Kimmel has apologized for some of the remarks he made about Hannity and the President and the First Lady.
Since I am not a fan of either, but I don’t think that any First Lady should be the ridiculed by the late night or news hosts.
I would imagine that many First Ladies wish they were not in the public eye.
Zuckerberg Heads to DC:
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame heads to DC this week to meet with lawmakers. This is the time when many lawmakers get their 15 minutes of fame, so watch out Mr. Zuckerberg!
One More Thing:
I will probably be writing my blog columns from my bunker this week because today (Monday) John Bolton takes over as National Security Advisor.
God Bless America…