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Posted on 09/13/2010 12:38:53 PM PDT by neverdem
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Nice try, but no cigar. The prefatory clause in the Second Amendment that mentions the militia, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State," has been used by gun grabbers for a century or more to claim it is only a collective right. Heller says it is an individual right subject to reasonable regulations. Other cases will be coming including the bearing of arms. You don't pay for rights either. IMHO, all these fees will go the way of the poll tax.
If ever the US or any state legislature passes laws that forbid ownership of firearms by citizens, that when it is time for us to replace the sitting politicians by force.
I know a little old lady with a Colt 1911 in her purse. She probably uses a box of ammo a month shooting at varmints and ground squirrels on her ranch. Her eyesight isn’t quite what it was but I wouldn’t want to go up against her.
Thanks for the ping!
My mom’s the same way (she packs a .38 snubby, eyesight just starting to go) . She might hit your ear, she might hit your toe, she might gut-shoot you. Makes a good case for yelling: “Hello the house!” at the edge of the yard should one want to go onto her property. And I always call ahead.
She is in dire need of some Crimson Trace laser sighted gun grips. Buy her a pair for whatever holiday is coming up next.
Thanks for the tip. And the link! I’d no idea laser sights had come that far.
Guras second victory before the Supreme Court, McDonald v. Chicago
That lawsuit never should have been necessary.
After Heller, Morton Grove, IL, the first city to pass a Handgun Ban, and which Chicago modeled, repealed their ban at the next Town Council meeting. Knowing their Handgun Ban law was doomed and all lawyer fees would be a waste of the peoples money. As such Mayor Daley should have gotten the hint.
But nooooooooo, not King Richie. HIS laws superseded everything. And in IL they did as HIS CITY had 'Home Rule' dammit. No stinking constitution or SCOTUS decision was gonna stop HIM. He was MAYOR DALEY you morons. He doesn't like guns so that was that. Deal with it peons!
If you have trouble says the mayor, just dial 911 and the police will be right there to save you. Except the mayor hates HIS police almost as much as guns. So they're underfunded, have equipment that doesn't work, and are only about 3,000 Cops short. But not to worry says Richie, the police will be 'right there'.
In the meantime he's spending $10 Mill the city doesn't have to chase the Olympics he'll never get and spend more of the peoples money that isn't there fighting for a Law that anyone with an IQ above freezing knows is going to be struck down. So it's no wonder he decided not to run for reelection. The people have finally seen the King doesn't have any clothes.
Oh. And last I looked the streets of Chicago are not running red with blood. At least not from people who now have 'legal guns'. It seems that all the killings are from those two 'protected voting blocks' he so depended on for votes.
The Amish and Norwegian Grannies.
Heller says it's an individual right subject to any restriction short of prohibition, except where it is subject to prohibition (e.g., in federal buildings). The Heller right is secondary to an unenumerated right of self-defense and has nothing to do with militias, organized or unorganized, and certainly nothing to do with a blanket individual RKBA. That's why the police can still deny an individual permission to have a gun on the basis that it's not needed.
I'm 100% behind the RKBA, but we need to see Heller for what it is, an attempt to replace the Second Amendment with a vague 'right' that's easily manipulated by the powers-that-be.
Exactly and why economic repression is so vicious. It directly strikes at the heart of liberty.
Add to guns, insurance, services like plumbers, electricians, cabs and other vehicles for hire, etc.
All this gimmicking the system harms people, wastes money and creates benefits for the few and costs for the many.
The truth is that Slaughterhouse has to be overturned. Scalia, for all his conservatism is completely wrong.
That we had a half dozen Thomases on the court. You can see why he was attacked with such visceral fury.
Thomas would return to us our Constitution, our Rights and our country.
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