Firearms Policy Coalition sent a letter over to New York Attorney general Letitia Jam and New York City mayor Eric Adams. They were trying to use an “over-broad New York regulation scheme” and a “tortured, incorrect reading of federal laws” to steal “unconstitutionally, and morally the profits, and livelihoods” of people across this country .”
“Your related lawsuits against ten private purveyors of legal products have been brought to our attention,” Matthew Larosiere, FPC’s policy counselor, wrote. He was referring to People of the State of New York, LLC v. Arm or Ally, LLC, and et al. and City of New York.
Larosiere stated that lawsuits have been bought against hardworking, honest people who comply with the federal laws. You cannot make people in other jurisdictions remember their birthdays. He said that there is no way to force anyone outside of your jurisdiction to follow your rules in any instance.
With it established that you are neither Attorney General nor Mayor (nor Premiere), respectively, of this nation, we must further remind you that you cannot rewrite nearly a thousand years of common law precedent by simply deeming conduct a “public nuisance” with the stroke of a pen. While it may be effective in your backyard, it will not work in ours.
In your June 29 press conference, you responded to a reasonable concern that your lawsuits were based neither in fact or law, but merely political animus, by smugly stating “see you in court.”
Many people would consider this bullying and think it is unprofessional of officials. On the other hand we enjoy speaking out against bullies such as you. The Constitution doesn’t apply to municipalities or states. With all that being said, it is important to end the assault on your fundamental rights and property immediately.
” For one, and this may take you by surprise- -the truth of the matter is that it’s impossible to control people who aren’t under your jurisdictions. We understand that New York City was once the nation’s de facto capital. We’re sure this is an immense point of pride, but that temporary honor ended in 1790.”