Tactical Tailor: Ingels on Constitutionality
by David Reeder
I recently had an interesting conversation with Casey Ingels, the CEO of Tactical Tailor .
It was interesting because he’d just drafted a Federal co
mplaint against State of Washington on Constitutional grounds.
Now, to be clear, he doesn’t actually have anyone to file it
yet, he’s just getting it ready in the event any of the
threatened gun control legislation becomes law.
“Listen,” Casey told me, “a lot of people, maybe
people, are missing the underlyingConstitutional element of this in the larger context.State lawmakers are seizing on emotion at a time of
national tragedy and circumventing the Constitutional process...this isn’t just
about gun control.
of the Amendments deal with things of tremendous
importance and public safety…or do we suddenly think slavery and suffrage is
somehow less important than the right to keep and bear arms? The same standards
be applied to everything in the Bill of Rights. States are infamous for knee jerk reactions
—that’s why we have an amendment process in the first place.
Constitutional rights are vitally important.”
It is Ingels’ belief that between ongoing gun control debate and media atten
tion onincidents of gun violence many states have essentially jumped on a bandwagon. He
argues that they’re passing laws that are inconsistent, will make no real progress in the
reduction of violence and are ultimately an emotional
response to thegrief and outrage felt in the wake a national tragedy. He also believes most people aregenuinely unaware of just how simple the pertinent body of law is, with respect tosomething more complicated, like privacy.
“It isn’t complicated,” he says.
“It just seems that way. People need to look at this
not as an infringement on the Second Amendment, but on
because that’s what it represents in potential. That’s my grave concern here.”
Many people are unaware that Ingels formerly served with 2
BN/75 Ranger Regiment.
He’s not just a former Ranger and avid mountain climber, he is a licensed attorney,
licensed to practice in all Federal courts. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association with extensive litigation experience onConstitutional cases. As such he comes with to the debate with a different perspectivethan many other in the pro-guncommunity.