Skip to comments.The Power of Patience
Posted on 10/21/2009 4:49:57 PM PDT by rellimpank
In the 1920s and 1930s, Jehovah's Witnesses were viewed by many with the same horror and loathing gun owners receive today. So the 1920s and 1930s saw widespread state and local legislation against Jehovah's Witnesses, and though the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of speech and religion, it took 30 to 40 years of careful litigation--patiently piling up precedents to achieve the overthrow of those laws by the Supreme Court.
The relevance of the Witnesses' experience to gun owners is that it will take at least that many years of patient, careful litigation to remove the morass of senseless anti-gun laws at all levels of government.
Unfortunately, the gun movement is afflicted by multiple glory-seekers and fanatics disguised as lawyers--but without any real background in constitutional litigation--bringing lawsuits that are sure to lose and create disastrous precedents to adversely influence the development of Second Amendment law. The most ill-advised of all would be premature challenges to the "assault weapon" bans that now exist in several states.
(Excerpt) Read more at handgunsmag.com ...
Interesting analysis, and since the guy has actually done this sort of thing, probably to at least be considered seriously.