The (3rd U.S. Circuit) camel's nose may well be a horses ass.
posted on 07/30/2010 8:50:37 PM PDT
those guns were stolen...
posted on 07/30/2010 8:54:20 PM PDT
(American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
The Constitution grants no power to criminalize the possession of any guns, numbered or otherwise. No reference to the Second Amendment is necessary to conclude that the statute is not and can never be Constitutionally valid.
posted on 07/30/2010 8:55:18 PM PDT
(Let's not use the word 'terrorist.' Instead, let's use 'Islamic Supremacist')
The 3rd Circuit is no has not read the Constitution since their oldest judge was in grade school.
posted on 07/30/2010 9:00:48 PM PDT
(A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
Before Congress said so, I don’t think guns were numbered. More unconstitutional infringement on my God-given rights.
posted on 07/30/2010 9:02:56 PM PDT
(The Founders revolted for less.)
There is a difference between guns without serial numbers and guns with obliterated numbers.
posted on 07/30/2010 9:03:59 PM PDT
(For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
I don’t have a problem with this. We have a right to bear arms, but nothing says those arms must be allowed to have no serial number. I own a number of guns, and all of them have serial numbers. It isn’t a big deal.
posted on 07/30/2010 9:04:13 PM PDT
by Mr Rogers
(When the ass brays, don't reply...)
Isn’t this requirement that guns have serial numbers an infringement? Next, the government might require all guns to have “safety locks” or GPS chips.
Unfortunately, the constitution does not say that the right to manufacture firearms shall not be infringed.
posted on 07/30/2010 9:26:55 PM PDT
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3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to strike down a federal law that bans possession of guns with obliterated serial numbers
Like nearly all refurbished WWII weapons you can buy!
posted on 07/30/2010 9:28:47 PM PDT
some guns can be ordered with custom serial numbers
I’m pretty sure it’s already a federal offense to have a gun with the numbers removed. Guns made before serial numbers were common are grandfathered in, most of them are cheap rifles and shotgund.
posted on 07/30/2010 11:09:00 PM PDT
(The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
The argument described in the linked article, that there is a compelling government interest in having serial numbers on firearms so that guns found at crime scenes can be traced, can easily be used to justify serial numbers on any physical object.
Humans already bear a "serial number" in the form of unique DNA. If the government can demand prior registration of all firearms, then it can demand prior registration of all DNA.
So... stamp a serial number on the gun. The opinion did not say the gun needs the ORIGINAL serial number... just a number. So, its tour property... number it!
posted on 07/31/2010 12:53:52 AM PDT
by April Lexington
(Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
These judges are either unable to read the cases they cite, or they are dishonest.
In United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174, the Supreme Court ... held the shotgun was unprotected by the Second Amendment. Id. at 178.
"Absent evidence we cannot say" is converted into, "we have the evidence, and we say."
Why should the public accept binding decisions from a court that is defective?
posted on 07/31/2010 4:20:21 AM PDT
If the gun is your property then you should be able to deface it any way you want. Even small infringements are still intollerable.
posted on 07/31/2010 12:18:03 PM PDT
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