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N. Idaho judge to issue decision soon in student's lawsuit over university firearms policy
therepublic.com ^ | 14 October, 2011 | AP

Posted on 10/15/2011 6:54:52 AM PDT by marktwain

MOSCOW, Idaho — A northern Idaho judge plans to issue a written decision soon in a college student's lawsuit challenging a policy that restricts firearms on his campus.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; gun; id
Another "My strength is the strength of ten because my heart is pure" lawsuit. God, save us from well intentioned lightweights who give the other side easy wins.

Filing lawsuits to regain our Constitutional rights is not something amatuers should do. This is serious stuff, and having Joe Schmoe enter the ring by himself against professional heavyweights on the other side does us no good.

Sure, he should win, given the Constitution, but the other side has been working for decades to keep that from happening. I doubt this same fellow would believe that he would have a good chance of winning against the professional burglar armed with a sawed off shotgun, when he was armed with his fists.

It could happen... but that is not the way to bet.

1 posted on 10/15/2011 6:54:57 AM PDT by marktwain
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marktwain said: "... but that is not the way to bet. "

I thought that the issue of government agencies outlawing possession of firearms in public housing had already been addressed.

Even if our approach to choosing cases is perfect, there will still be a need to fight locales which fail to recognize prior wins. What should this student be waiting on?

2 posted on 10/15/2011 11:19:53 AM PDT by William Tell
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“I thought that the issue of government agencies outlawing possession of firearms in public housing had already been addressed.”

We have been trying to deal with it legislatively, but we have not got a firm win yet. Some public housing authorities have backed off rather than face a well financed lawsuit by the NRA.. but might well defend against a much less formidable opponent.

Here is a link to reasoning on the subject.

Our strategy should be to get an established precident with the best talent out there; once precident is established, then enforecement can begin at lower levels.

http://volokh.com/2011/03/25/the-second-amendment-and-the-government-as-proprietor/


3 posted on 10/15/2011 3:31:28 PM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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