“the right of society to prevent tragedies “
Where, oh, where is that a constitutional item? And if so, does this mean we can abolish the government as it creates more tragedies than any gun ever has?
I would guess not, since DC is kind of an odd situatuon. In this case, odious as it may be, 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. This is a case of “if you don’t like it, move” (and so many are doing just that).
“If the courts started interpreting the 2nd Amendment the way they interpret the 1st,we’d have the right to bear nuclear arms by now”- Ann Coulter
Remember, when seconds count the police are only minutes away.
I ok with this as long as the person kicking in my front door has a trigger lock on his gun.
Gun restrictions: Violent Felon Employment Protection Program
Gotta ban swimming pools and dogs over 30 pounds then. They kill far more children.
Lets see,some thug is busting in my door I wait till he enters then stab him with my trigger lock key then proceed to beat him upon the head and shoulders with the useless gun. then call police and hope thiers is unlocked OK.
Enforcement by door-to-door searches with Rahm’s Blueshirts?
The USSC will overturn this.
Was the rifle loaded or not? It is not clarified in the article.
It must be an interesting story that reveals the reason for looking under the bed.
I’m sure glad I don’t live in that hellhole! It would cost me a bloody fortune to comply - IF I had the inclination.
So pretty much any law abiding citizen able to successfully defend himself from a thug breaking into his home will be IMMEDIATELY arrested for violation of this asinine law—it being OBVIOUS that he could NOT have had his gun LOCKED!!! Hey, ain’t that swell! Just let the criminal kill you and you won’t get into trouble!
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The One.Five Amendment.
Well, it’s for the children, dontchaknow.
This is a CLEAR violation...which McDonald will overturn...eventually.
The case in hand is about a prosecution of a gun owner who did not lock up their rifle while not under their direct control.
Once the Court rules that the 14th Amendment applies this part (2nd Amendment) of the Bill of Rights to states and counties, the Chicago gun ban will be dead. This decision in Massachusetts will also be dead.
For the SJC of Massachusetts to reach back a century in the Supreme Court to justify their decision, while ignoring the recent Heller decision, just shows you how far liberal judges will go to lie about the law to get the results that they favor.
Liberals in Massachusetts, California and elsewhere appoint judges they expect will lie about the law to get the results they want. To my view, that is what makes the 2012 election so important.
John / Billybob
No longer does the ballot box have any long-term value for providing a cure.