All they have to do is sneak in a provision declaring gun control by the feds in some innocuous bill such like they’re doing with health care ... guns gone ....
There would be that messy little task of collecting hundreds of millions of firearms from citizens, though. I predict that won't go well.
All they have to do is sneak in a provision declaring gun control by the feds in some innocuous bill such like theyre doing with health care ... guns gone ....
That won’t work. The Heller decision last year did away with that option. In DC v. Heller, SCOTUS ruled that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms” as protected in the Second amendment is a right for individuals to keep and bear arms. So any federal law to outlaw individual ownership of firearms would run afoul of the precedent of DC v. Heller.
The case this year involves Chicago. And the main question is one of “incorporation.” That’s the principle that the 14th amendment, the language “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States,"” means that the states can’t violate a person’s second amendment rights. The court in the past has ruled that the first amendment, the fourth amendment, the fifth and sixth amendments all apply to the state due to this language in the 14th amendment. They have never ruled whether that also means that the 2nd Amendment applies to the states.
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I don’t think you’ll see everyone just handing their guns in!
....But will that past the smell test or in other words, the Surpremes Court test?