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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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 ....


2 posted on 10/07/2009 2:07:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SkyDancer
"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.

22 posted on 10/07/2009 2:31:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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SkyDancer wrote:
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 ....

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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cc2k:

23 posted on 10/07/2009 2:31:46 PM PDT by cc2k (Are you better off today than you were $4,000,000,000,000 ago?)
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To: SkyDancer
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 ....

As much as they desire to take our guns away from us, the real question is can they resist their inner voices and fascist impulses that relentlessly drive them to actually try something as dumb as this. I sincerely hope they don't try it.
28 posted on 10/07/2009 2:41:01 PM PDT by Pox
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To: SkyDancer

I don’t think you’ll see everyone just handing their guns in!


49 posted on 10/07/2009 6:22:55 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SkyDancer

....But will that past the smell test or in other words, the Surpremes Court test?


57 posted on 10/08/2009 4:49:28 AM PDT by Biggirl (I believe in THE BOOK that promises VICTORY OVER THE WORLD!:)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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