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1 posted on 03/10/2007 12:31:18 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Interpreting the Second Amendment broadly accurately...

There, fixed it.

2 posted on 03/10/2007 12:35:27 AM PST by bamahead
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They said the District of Columbia would have to begin procedures to allow handgun possession in private homes unless yesterday’s decision was stayed.

Begin procedures? Letting people the hell alone requires a Government procedure?

What a bizzare statement.

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3 posted on 03/10/2007 12:37:32 AM PST by Lurker (Calling islam a religion is like calling a car a submarine.)
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http://www.tomgpalmer.com/


4 posted on 03/10/2007 12:49:05 AM PST by Mojave
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If the Supreme Court were to adopt the District of Columbia Circuit’s interpretation of the Second Amendment, gun control laws and gun prosecutions around the country could be endangered.

WoooHoooo!

5 posted on 03/10/2007 12:54:27 AM PST by Jeff Gordon (History convinces me that bad government results from too much government. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: JohnHuang2

Will this Court eventually rule on the Libby Case?


6 posted on 03/10/2007 1:39:49 AM PST by shamusotoole
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They said the District of Columbia would have to begin procedures to allow handgun possession in private homes unless yesterday’s decision was stayed.

Well, it is a start.

7 posted on 03/10/2007 1:51:49 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Holy Shazaam Batman!

9 posted on 03/10/2007 2:42:40 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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“We’ve been making progress on bringing down crime and gun violence,” Ms. Singer said, “and this sends us in a different direction.”

Right. Our Nation's Capitol is like Sadr City night after night and they're "making progress".

The only solution is to restore the rights of the (few) honest residents of DC to arm themselves...and to throw out the hacks that "lead" DC. Any of you that live in this area know just how miserable DC has become: rampant crime, trash in the streets, ridiculous parking laws/traffic patterns, eternal potholes, and panhandlers on every corner.

No surprise that even the churches have thick bars on their windows. Yet Mayor Fenty is focused on depriving people of their rights.. Shameful.

13 posted on 03/10/2007 3:15:29 AM PST by USMCVet
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I heard this reported on Fox last night. No mention of the gun crime statistics in DC under "gun control," which I thought was weird. Doesn't DC have one of the highest crime rates -- including gun crimes -- in the country?


14 posted on 03/10/2007 3:16:55 AM PST by maryz
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The bill of rights is the rights of the people as individuals. It is not a group thing. Read every item one by one. You will see that it cannot be divided into groups such as a militia, a particular religion, a particular newspaper.


17 posted on 03/10/2007 3:57:02 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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Same circuit as "Warren v. DC." Could they actually be coming to their senses and allow individual citizens to protect themselves from the predators in their midst?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73SsNFgBO4


23 posted on 03/10/2007 5:09:25 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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It is good to see that there are some judges who can read and interpret English.

5.56mm

24 posted on 03/10/2007 5:11:39 AM PST by M Kehoe
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While he was the “Republican Mayor” of New York City he appointed more than 60 men and women to the Civil, Criminal, and Family Court benchs. In all of those judicial appointment only two were Republican.

All of his other judical appointments were either registered Liberals or registered Democrats. As the “Republican Mayor” he had appointment power over more than 70 full commissioners in more than 50 City agencies, yet at no time during his administration did REPUBLICANS account for more than 10% of those appointments.

He even appointed Chuck Schumers wife as the City’s Department of Transportation Commissioner.


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“And even as we grieve for those who lost their lives, and our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their loved ones, we may be able to find some sort of meaning in this tragedy by using it as a catalyst to revive national gun control efforts.”
Rudolph Giuliani

29 posted on 03/10/2007 6:34:47 AM PST by narses ("Freedom is about authority." - Rudolph Giuliani)
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Liberals think only the Second Amendment should be read in a collective context. That makes no sense since even they concede the rest of the Bill Of Rights has always been understood to mean individual rights. I'd love to know where that suddenly changed when it comes to guns and the RKBA.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

35 posted on 03/10/2007 7:09:44 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Mr. Fenty said at a news conference. “We intend to do everything in our power to get this decision overturned.”

Good, that means the next step is probably the Supreme Court. If this is upheld by the Supreme Court, the effect will be nationwide. If DC doesn't appeal, then the effect, while important, is strictly local.

Another possibility is an intermediate hearing before the full DC Circuit court. However if that one upholds the decision, DC would presumably appeal to the Supreme Court, if not then the appellants will appeal.

The Supreme Court could refuse to hear the case, as they've done before. But if the case goes to the Supreme Court as is, that is with the DC laws declared unconstitutional, there will then be a clear disagreement between the circuits, and not in mere dicta. The SC will have a hard time refusing to hear the case if that is the situation before them. Not that they haven't been known to duck the Second Amendment before

37 posted on 03/10/2007 12:47:41 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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Wow. Considering this is D.C., it's big big news.


38 posted on 03/10/2007 2:53:36 PM PST by George W. Bush
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The majority in yesterday’s decision pointed to a 1998 dissent in which “at least three current members (and one former member) of the Supreme Court have read ‘bear arms’ in the Second Amendment to have meaning beyond mere soldiering.” They were former Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who died in 2005, and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia and David H. Souter.

Could this mean that Ginsburg would vote to affirm?

39 posted on 03/10/2007 4:10:37 PM PST by ozoneliar ("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants" -T.J.)
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If the Supreme Court were to adopt the District of Columbia Circuit’s interpretation of the Second Amendment, gun control laws and gun prosecutions around the country could be endangered.

They write this like it's a bad thing.

40 posted on 03/10/2007 4:54:07 PM PST by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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Nine other federal appeals courts around the nation have rejected that interpretation.

Is this true? It seems to me that the NY Times is up to its usual tricks of distorting facts to make a point.

Do we have any attorneys who can put this in context? Billybob are you there?

43 posted on 03/11/2007 5:42:02 AM PDT by johncatl (...governs least, governs best.)
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