"We also note that at least three current members (and one former member) of the Supreme Court have read "bear Arms" in the Second Amendment to have meaning beyond mere soldiering: "Surely a most familiar meaning [of 'carries a firearm'] is, as the Constitution's Second Amendment ('keepand bear Arms') and Black's Law Dictionary . . . indicate: 'wear, bear, or carry . . . upon the person or in the clothing or in a pocket, for the purpose . . . of being armed and ready for offensive or defensive action in a case of conflict with another person." Muscarello v. United States, 524 U.S. 125, 143 (1998) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting, joined by Rehnquist, C.J., Scalia, J.,and Souter, J.) (emphasis in original). Based on the foregoing, we think the operative clause includes a private meaning for"bear Arms."
The majority in yesterdays decision pointed to a 1998 dissent in which at least three current members (and one former member) of the Supreme Court have read bear arms in the Second Amendment to have meaning beyond mere soldiering. They were former Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who died in 2005, and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia and David H. Souter.I keep forgetting the name of that decision, Muscarello v. United States.
They are pretending the 2nd Amendment says, “the right of the people to keep arms”, rather than, “the right of the people to keep AND BEAR arms”.
And the ruling was You Nanny Mus.
You have to remember this is Maryland.
Our Appeals Court is a little light in the Loafers.
Perhaps the US Supreme Court will be able to see the light and free us from the People’s Republic of Maryland rules.
Democrats rule here, I havent had representation in my lifetime.
The court specifically said the Maryland law governing Williams' conviction falls outside of the Second Amendment's scope, because it bars having a handgun in public.
How does a man become a Justice of a state supreme court with out being able to read and comprehend English.
The Second Amendment says:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Bear mean to be carried. Infringed means 1: violate, transgress 2: encroach, trespass (in other words the state shall not place restrictions on this right)
So to make it simple so even a state supreme court justice can understand; The individual right of the people own, transport and carry firearms is beyond the power of the state to unreasonably limit (by this I mean any law abiding citizen is free to carry. The state may restrict the rights of those convicted of serious crime).
The dimwit who wrote this is forgetting the McDonald case, which incorporated the 2nd against the states.
Oh, this case is going to go all the way to the Supremes, and the outcome will make liberals' heads explode.
This is why the dicta in Heller was so bad. Every leftist judge in the Country has latched onto the dicta to try to limit the 2nd Amendment to nothing more than allowing possession of a gun in a home. That dicta should have never been in there in the first place.
Gansler, like his predecessor Curran, and all the judges and other political figures in Maryland are barely more than Stalinist communists. there is virtually no presence f conservatism/sanity in the system. It only takes three jurisdictions to run the collective: Baltimore, Montgomery, and Prince Georges’ Counties. And they are to the left of Berkeley.
Loathesome place. I cannot get into Virginny quick enough.
Meanwhile a few miles away...