Thursday, April 30, 2020

Fitch Joins Gun Fight

Attorney General Lynn Fitch issued the following statement.

Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed an amicus curiae, or friend of the court brief, in federal court today, reaffirming our constitutional right to bear arms, supporting our State laws that protect that right, and seeking to overturn Jackson's unlawful order.


"Jackson has no authority to suspend open carry and it is shameful to use the current crisis as a pretext to revoke the constitutional rights of the people," said General Fitch. "I stand ready to protect our rights and defend our laws."

General Fitch wrote Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba on Sunday, April 26, demanding that he revoke his order, noting he had no authority to issue it in the first place. General Fitch's brief is attached. Notable excerpts include:

  • "It is difficult to imagine a more blatant disregard for constitutional freedoms and the right to possess a firearm, guaranteed by the United States and Mississippi Constitutions."
  • " The right to openly carry is fundamental. The City's wholesale ban on this conduct severely - completely -burdens this fundamental right."
  • "[G]iven the Mayor's long-standing and well-documented opposition to Mississippians right to open carry, it is abundantly clear that the order serves as a pretext to achieve a goal he has sought for years, a repeal of the right to open carry. The Order exploits a global health crisis to advance a policy goal that is unauthorized by law. It cannot stand.



28 comments:

Anonymous said...

She is campaigning for a higher office again.

Anonymous said...

A lot easier to pile on than make the tackle

Anonymous said...

I'm POPPING some popcorn to eat while watching this fight between the mayor & the AG office & 2 other lawsuits. I hoping Kingfish will sit in on the Federal trial.

Anonymous said...

This should end in summary judgment before any trial is ever held. LOL

Anonymous said...

everyone involved is so unimpressive our state is run by retards

Anonymous said...

At some point every elected official in Mississippi will pile on because it scores points with the base (either side) and it is meaningless. This has never been and never will be an issue in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Morons. Morons live/love to comment on here.

Anonymous said...

She joined just in time for it to be moot. It’s ok, she was busy having her executive team scour the building looking for an office with a fish tank.

Anonymous said...

Our brave A.G. has put on her war face, war paint, body armor, machine gun, brass knuckles, fixed bayonets, and wrapped herself in the red white and blue ready to go to war...too bad the Mayor's Order Expires today. But don't she look badass?

Anonymous said...

The AG was in an awkward position. Was she supposed to sue the mayor? I don't think that is her job. Instead, she files a friend of the court brief pointing out MS law does not allow the mayor's actions.
She did nothing wrong here.
While on the subject, but for the obvious, expected decision of the judge, innumerable amici briefs could be filed.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather Lynn waste our money on Antard . . . (than suing the People's Republic of China).

Anonymous said...

anyone looks better than the fatass, pant hitching, boss hogg, toad frog lookalikes that have dominated Mississippi politics for forever.

Anonymous said...

The unemployed (fired) ex-AG attorneys have nothing to do but comment and throw stones at AG Fitch. Wal Mart hires greeters everyday if you need work.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:06. They aren't qualified for that position.

Anonymous said...

The Lady does have her good points.
I've worked with her at various times over the years.
She is very smart,

A couple of observations about some above comments:

1. "She is campaigning for a higher office again".

Always !
That's her. Actually no different from any other public politician.


2. "she was busy having her executive team scour the building looking for an office with a fish tank".

Actually there's some truth in this comment.
But it was never really been about aquariums as much as finding or buying some of the most expensive office furniture available.

But to her credit, I've never known her to reload shotgun shells and hand out free bottled water in Chickasaw County.









Anonymous said...

406 & 449...Hood employed as many Republicans as democrats... Hood also didn’t send out a search party for a fish tank... she had better hope off her high horse and listen to the worker bees in the office... things ain’t goin so smooth

Anonymous said...

Waaaah, waaaah cried the fired attorneys. Waaaah, waaaaah!

Good job taking out the garbage and Ms. Fitch!

Anonymous said...

5:03

You miss the point. She walked through the office after hours, the only time she has been there, entered every office and made a list of things to take home, like no children’s art work. Noting allowed in office buy diploma. She sent a search team of her “executives” searching for an office that had a beta fish. It took them a whole day. Personally, I have yet to see her in silers, but I am essential so maybe she will come out of hiding after the Covid

Anonymous said...

@5:57

Hearing more waaah’s from the ones she brought in saying they wish they never left the US Attorneys Office.

Anonymous said...

@8:08pm - Yeah, I was wondering why in the world someone would leave the US Attorney’s office to go work at the state AG’s office. Can someone enlighten me?

Anonymous said...

8:06 bitter much?

Anonymous said...

@8:06 you are very misinformed. Stop spreading lies just because you’re bitter.

Anonymous said...

Yeah MH, I am sort of bitter, cow

Anonymous said...

Misinformed? I heard that story from Mary Hellen. She led the search team.

Anonymous said...

1133... No 806 is telling the truth.

Anonymous said...

I was informed that I could not display the finger painting made by my late child. So yes, I might be bitter.

Anonymous said...

Hey Lynn!! You listening... try a little trust in the people you hired. Being a micromanager will doom the agency’s performance. Relax you can’t keep this pace for 4years... if you do .... you’ll suck at your job

Anonymous said...

5:03 - Your repetitive posts on multiple threads is becoming obvious because you hit the enter key twelve times at the end of your commentary, every time.

I don't know who among the posters might have worked there in the past, or now. I'm only aware of the one who left Kingfish's favorite firm held by a county attorney in the Metro area. Some of (I said some of) those people have a tendency to imbibe while posting. Hopefully not while on duty, though, or while shopping for office furniture.

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