· SASI Firearms Chairman, LISAPA Training Committee
Yes, legal gamesmanship is BS. We agree on that. They are not being vague, in what they say. They are saying exactly what they mean to say. They're using the legal system's quirks, as insiders, who know how to do that. When they stay something they don't like, pending "review," they have no intention of providing that review and there is no legal time limit, in which they have to do same. It's a legal "shell game."You call it gamesmanship, but I call it BS. Why wouldn't they just order the stay pending appeal then, if that is the end result they wanted? What purpose does it serve anyone to be intentionally vague? I don't wish to sound un-American, but our court system, and legal practices are so convoluted and illogical. I suspect it will never happen, but I think a serious re-work is needed. From the ground up.
Unfortunately, there will always be people, who will abuse the system, to further their personal or political agendas and others, who will abuse the system, because they are of the opinion that "I know better than the one who said ........." Courts, in all parts of the world, other than "show" type trials, move slowly and with deliberation, to reach the final point. The antis know they are holding a loosing hand and that, in the end, they will loose but are doing any and every thing they can, to stall that moment and hold onto the power, which the status quo provides.