Skip to comments.'Any person' has right to gun, state says
Posted on 02/21/2008 10:19:06 AM PST by dbehsman
Montana officials are saying that the United States already has resolved any questions about the 2nd Amendment's application, defining that "any person" has the right to bears arms.
That's the issue at hand in a pending U.S. Supreme Court case originating in the District of Columbia, where authorities have banned handguns under the claim that such a limit is "reasonable" and therefore enforceable even given the rights granted by the 2nd Amendment.
U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode, R-Va., has asked President Bush to order the U.S. Justice Department to submit a brief to the high court supporting the rights of individuals under the 2nd Amendment. A similar request already has been submitted by officials for the Gun Owners of America, whose executive director, Larry Pratt, warned:
"If the Supreme Court were to accept the Solicitor General's line of argument, D.C.'s categorical gun ban of virtually all self-defense firearms could well be found to be constitutional. ..."
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Let’s haul arse
It IS a novel approach, and perfectly legal, according to the founding documents.
However, the Supreme Court long ago took away any right a state has to remain sovereign in the presence of a federal law.
Maybe, however, this suit will expose this atrocity and set up the landslide that we need to get our country back to its founding ideals.