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SJC backs trigger-lock law on guns in homes
Boston Globe ^ | March 11, 2010 | John R. Ellement and Martin Finucane

Posted on 03/11/2010 12:21:32 PM PST by neverdem

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To: Little Pig

I’d suggest you give some serious thought to your statement.

The second amendment clearly states that “the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

That phrase is inclusive — local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations may not infringe on our God given right to bear arms so as to protect ourselves and our families.


51 posted on 03/11/2010 4:14:37 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does noiminish!)
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To: Mouton

I’m SURE that issue will eventually get raised in state court.

The family of some loser that got shot breaking into some wealthy person’s home will sue the homeowner for ‘wrongful death’ or some such nonsense, because they weren’t using a trigger lock on their firearm(s) when they defended themselves/property. Through the courts, they will attempt to do what their late criminal relative tried to do when he broke in.


52 posted on 03/11/2010 4:15:29 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: neverdem

Trigger locks can be dangerous, I remember one case where a pilot was putting the trigger lock on his gun in the cockpit of an airliner when it went off. Followed idiotic FAA procedures that were guaranteed to cause this sooner or later.


53 posted on 03/11/2010 4:36:19 PM PST by trapped_in_LA
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To: ronnyquest
A gun is only useful if one can use it when one needs it.

This was part of the opinion in Heller vs DC.

54 posted on 03/11/2010 5:18:33 PM PST by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I think you are right as long as it gets appealed. Or a motion for a new hearing is granted in MA after the USSC rules in McDonald v. Chicago.
55 posted on 03/11/2010 5:50:26 PM PST by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Little Pig
Your post reminds me of people that had one year of law scho or worse, a criminal justice degree, and they spout the Constitution and law from the hip. States may extend greater rights than the US constitution but never less. Rule of thumb to remember.
56 posted on 03/11/2010 6:00:00 PM PST by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: neverdem

And THAT’S why Slaughter-House, Cruikshank, and Presser needs to be overturned.


57 posted on 03/11/2010 6:16:34 PM PST by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: ConservativeWarrior; ronnyquest

“...police officers carry their weapons with trigger locks in place...”

Hey, Warrior, you really can’t be serious. I just checked with my son, a Deputy Sheriff in Ohio, and he laughed at me when I asked him if he knew any LEO’s who kept locks on their piece. He says, not if they don’t want to get killed. Not a chance, on duty or off.

Do you carry? Do you keep a trigger lock in place with your piece holstered, on your hip or under your coat? Not likely. Again, I say, you really can’t be serious.


58 posted on 03/11/2010 6:17:06 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: ronnyquest
A gun is only useful if one can use it when one needs it.

And often in the fine print of these trigger lock laws, unlocking the gun to use it is technically a violation.

59 posted on 03/11/2010 6:25:14 PM PST by Drew68
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To: ronnyquest

I see why sarcasm tags are so needed on FR. If you took that post as anything but sarcasm you are among the severely sarcasm impaired.


60 posted on 03/11/2010 6:47:45 PM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: neverdem
I don't care what sort of contortions these black-robed despots go through.

Whatever it is, I ain't doing it.

61 posted on 03/11/2010 8:03:35 PM PST by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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all you sarc impaired guys...’lighten up Francis’...


62 posted on 03/11/2010 9:53:38 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

My apologies to those who missed the sarcasm in my post.

I’ll give you the DU version:

If trigger guards are such a good idea, why don’t cops use them?


63 posted on 03/12/2010 5:43:07 AM PST by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: ConservativeWarrior

“My apologies to those who missed the sarcasm...”

I got the sarcasm, but wanted to reply. Trigger guards are for the DUmies...may they all have them installed, and keep the key in a safety deposit box.


64 posted on 03/12/2010 7:53:24 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: Little Pig
I have to side with the MA sjc. The 2nd simply constrains the fed gov; states are free to enact their own laws on top

Uh, no. "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States." -- Amendment 14.

65 posted on 03/16/2010 6:35:23 AM PDT by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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