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Our fund raising round was not successful.  As a result, IDB will be going off line and into cold storage.  If our competitors should stumble, I may re-active the site in the future but for now, we're turning out the lights.

I had planned to go off-line on April 4th.  Due to some important and unplanned changes in our maintenance schedule, I am now bumping that up to next Tuesday morning, March 27th, 2018.  PM 'admin' if you need to reach me. 

You should use the next 5 days to find a new home for your community.

Running IDB has been fun over the years and I hope you enjoyed your time here as well.  Sincerely,  Paul

P.S. News on IDB Funding -- this is now on it's own page to clean up the site a bit.

NY State Supreme Court: Gov. Cuomo Must Prove New Gun Laws are Constitutional (VIDEO)

Do New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new draconian gun laws pass constitutional muster?

This is a question to be debated in the state Supreme Court following a lawsuit that was filed by Buffalo-based attorney James Tresmond.

In the lawsuit, Tresmond challenges the constitutionality of the NY SAFE Act on the grounds that it violates not one’s Second Amendment rights, but one’s Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment protections against government seizure of private property without “due process and just compensation.”

In an interview with the Utica Observer-Dispatch, Tresmond explained how his two plaintiffs, both gun owners who possess ‘assault’ weapons and ‘high’-capacity magazines will be forced to forfeit their property when the new laws take effect.

The plaintiffs “have several firearms that fall under this category … and they have money invested in these firearms and they’re really upset about it,” Tresmond told the Utica OD.

“If you can take somebody’s $20,000 gun or firearm without any compensation whatsoever, that’s criminal,” Tresmond added, noting that the case may be on its way to becoming a class action lawsuit.

State Supreme Court Justice Daine Devlin recognized the potential merit in Tresmond’s argument and has granted a preliminary injunction against the SAFE Act, meaning state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman must prove in court that, among other things, a retroactive ban on ‘high’-capacity magazines does not violate one’s Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights before the law goes into effect.

Oral arguments have been scheduled for April 25 but the state Attorney General’s Office has signaled that it will respond to the challenge to show cause by mid-March.

Continued: http://www.guns.com/2013/03/01/ny-state-supreme-court-gov-cuomo-must-prove-new-gun-laws-are-constitutional-video/

Black Blade: Good news! Maybe some sanity is leaking into New York.