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To: SWAMPSNIPER
SWAMPSNIPER said: "Why can’t SCOTUS come up with a tamper proof decision for a change? "

I maintained right after the Heller decision that the Court did a better job than most people were recognizing.

Here is an excerpt from the decision:
"By the time of the founding, the right to have arms had become fundamental for English subjects. See Malcolm 122–134. Blackstone, whose works, we have said, “constituted the preeminent authority on English law for the founding generation,” Alden v. Maine, 527 U. S. 706, 715 (1999), cited the arms provision of the Bill of Rights as one of the fundamental rights of Englishmen."

The Supreme Court Justices are not stupid people. They don't use a key word like "fundamental" while referring to a right of the people by accident.

And it would certainly be nonsense to claim that the Second Amendment somehow transformed a fundamental right into something that was less than fundamental.

Urbina was very wrong in his decision.

21 posted on 03/28/2010 10:32:18 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: William Tell

Sure he is wrong but it will cost big bucks and a lot of time to prove it. If you read the correspondence from the founders there isn’t any doubt what they meant by the 2nd amendment. It shouldn’t take a process by SCOTUS to make the meaning clear in the first place, but when they make a decision they should engrave it in granite!


22 posted on 03/28/2010 11:23:32 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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