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Posted on 10/03/2009 1:25:08 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
Does the Second Amendment give one the right to keep and bear arms (even allowing one to invoke that right against the government itself), or is it a freedom only as it concerns the federal government?
As Amy Goodman reported on her Democracy Now! program, that question will now be taken up by the United States Supreme Court, and the Courts decision could have nationwide ramifications. Said Goodman yesterday:
The Supreme Court has decided to rule on whether state and local handgun laws violate the Second Amendment right to gun ownership, which it recognized last year, when the Court struck down a handgun ban in Washington, DC. Justices will now decide whether handgun rights also extend beyond federal districts to the state and local level.Should the Court find Chicagos gun ban unconstitutional, the decision will not only allow residents of that city to keep guns in their homes for personal protection, it will also open the door to challenge similar gun bans nationwide.
In last years Washington DC ruling, the Court affirmed that the Second Amendment prevailed over DCs ban on handguns, but because the capital is a federal enclave, the decision did not extend to other bans in the rest of the country. Many of those various state and city laws banning guns were imposed in the 19th century, at the close of the Civil War. Since then, Judges have been reluctant to challenge those restrictions.
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Democracy Now.........can we say left wing marxist news program.
To keep free blacks from arming themselves. Unconstitutional then, unconstitutional now.
No problem I will dust off my Boy Mechanics Book and build a 500# Crossbow.
Well since the new “just-us” Sotomayor is now firmly ensconced on the bench, after her “I’ll abide by the Constitution” statement, it will be interesting to see how she rules on the matter.
Any guesses? (rhetorical question)
“...it will be interesting to see how she rules on the matter”
Somehow, I believe her “social justice” will be to only let the criminals have guns so that they may redistribute the wealth themselves.
Surely, even stupid Sonya can see the problems it will create if the 2nd Amendment is only applied to Federal lands and not to State jurisdictions.
the precedent for 'common sense' laws at the fed level is well established already, therefore, simply declare what is 'allowed' coast to coast in a pre-emptive fed code and the word 'infringement' has been neatly redefined to cover everybody...
then its 'game on'...
I can’t help but agree. The Supremes must be having thoughts of the 10th Amendment about now, considering the number of States which have started asserting it.
Doesn’t matter what the SC says, or congress or Chucky (Seig Heil!!) Schumer. If they rule against the 2nd, let them enforce it.
“If they rule against the 2nd, let them enforce it.”
They (a different they from the USSC) do that now in Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, California and other places.
anarchy is preferred over tyranny... freedom over enslavement... viva the second amendment.
“They (a different they from the USSC) do that now in Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, California and other places.”
Well, the liberals who vote for these fascists seem happy about 2nd restrictions, right? Let them enjoy their chains. The reality is different in other states.
Sounds good to me. If I don't have a right to play defense, then I'll go on offense.
heheheh, anybody need a new tagline ???
I’ll take it. Thanks for the nudge.
HT Enterprise. well said.
it appears I will need a little hint on how to change my tagline. it has been a year, and I forgot.
went to me profile page, and I could not find it.
when you reply, simply paste the new tag into the box below where it says ‘tagline’...8^P...
ah so. Thanks Gilbo.
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