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Federal Judge Upholds State's Tough Assault Weapons Ban (CT's Whole Anti 2nd Law Upheld)
courant.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | EDMUND H. MAHONY

Posted on 01/30/2014 6:14:50 PM PST by raybbr

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To: Neil E. Wright
See the article here.
51 posted on 01/31/2014 1:50:41 AM PST by Neil E. Wright (An OATH is FOREVER OathKeeper III We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: ClayinVA

Covello was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut by President George H.W. Bush on April 1, 1992. Meh.


52 posted on 01/31/2014 2:30:50 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: raybbr
Covello:

"While the act burdens the plaintiffs' Second Amendment rights, it is substantially related to the important governmental interest of public safety and crime control."

Connecticut...the Constitution State. Meh.

"Obviously, the court cannot foretell how successful the legislation will be in preventing crime," Covello wrote. "Nevertheless, for the purposes of the court's inquiry here, Connecticut, in passing the legislation, has drawn reasonable inferences from substantial evidence."

Pass a law and we'll see what is in it.

Covello adopted the state's arguments that assault weapons are designed, not for cosmetic purposes, but for "lethality." And he referred to an affidavit by a state expert who asserted that "Connecticut's bans on assault weapons and large capacity magazines, and particularly its ban on (large capacity magazines), have the potential to prevent and limit shootings in the state over the long run."

Spin spin spin

Covello: "several provisions of the legislation are not written with the utmost clarity."

O RLY?


53 posted on 01/31/2014 3:02:53 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Eagles6

There are a bunch of newly minted felons in CT...that’s why people are leaving in droves.


54 posted on 01/31/2014 3:10:03 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: raybbr

Take it to the USSC.


55 posted on 01/31/2014 3:11:57 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: 1010RD

Revolt is coming.


56 posted on 01/31/2014 3:22:08 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: itsahoot
We are no better off than an abused wife holding up a restraining order to fend off her attacking husband.

I'm armed. I won't be abused.

/johnny

57 posted on 01/31/2014 4:42:23 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SirFishalot
yup...
58 posted on 01/31/2014 4:47:29 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: ZULU

They can “ban” whatever they want.

Buy them anyway wherever you can, stash them away.

You’ll need them.


59 posted on 01/31/2014 5:27:16 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: INVAR

“...we line up...”

Some do.

Others won’t.


60 posted on 01/31/2014 5:29:02 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Only 4% sheep, sounds good.


61 posted on 01/31/2014 6:56:53 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: raybbr

Bkmk


62 posted on 01/31/2014 7:08:10 AM PST by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I'm armed. I won't be abused.

I was speaking collectively Johnny. Individuals experience may vary.

63 posted on 01/31/2014 10:38:57 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: raybbr

so much for “strict scrutiny”, this judge ruled based on ANY interest of the government.


64 posted on 01/31/2014 10:42:21 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: deks

too much law school not enough reality.


65 posted on 01/31/2014 10:43:49 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: raybbr

The “judge” has castrated the 2nd Amendment.


66 posted on 01/31/2014 1:35:49 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: ClayinVA

the same judge will tell us that homosexuals have a right to marry .

All we have is courts stacked with liberal activist judges


67 posted on 01/31/2014 3:53:57 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: raybbr

Robed judicial activist tyrant just invented a pile of horse manure, ignoring Heller decision, writing up nonsense that doesn’t deserve anything but ignoring.


68 posted on 01/31/2014 6:41:55 PM PST by TheBigJ
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To: deks

Thanks for the clarification. I’ve subscribed to the blog.


69 posted on 02/01/2014 5:57:54 AM PST by Postman (Flies get too litle credit. They know!!!)
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To: All
Today CCDL and the other litigants in Shew v Malloy filed a notice to appeal yesterday’s decision.

Click for website (see links to other resources on left side). . .

Connecticut Citizens Defense League, Inc.

70 posted on 02/01/2014 10:10:21 AM PST by deks
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To: raybbr

“In defending the ban, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen argued that handguns and rifles on the state’s list of banned assault weapons were designed for killing people and should not be generally owned and used.”


71 posted on 02/09/2014 10:16:24 PM PST by mom.mom
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For some reason the link at #44 removed the picture.

U.S. District Judge Alfred Covello

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72 posted on 03/10/2014 1:45:44 PM PDT by deks
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To: raybbr; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ...
"the government's interest in reducing gun violence." ...against jack booted thugs and their masters.

At no point in history has any government ever wanted its people to be defenseless for any good reason ~ nully's son

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

73 posted on 03/10/2014 2:48:19 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: kvanbrunt2

I believe this stupid judge may have actually acted in the “government’s interest in INCREASING gun violence.” May the blood of all be on his hands.


74 posted on 03/10/2014 3:05:47 PM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: null and void

Who is the lady?


75 posted on 03/10/2014 3:43:36 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to Crimea.)
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To: OwenKellogg

I wish I knew!


76 posted on 03/10/2014 3:51:27 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: OwenKellogg

Notg Uilty.

I think it’s a Ukrainian name.


77 posted on 03/10/2014 4:50:34 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: raybbr
calling it a constitutionally valid means of balancing gun rights and the government's interest in reducing gun violence.

UFB!!

Steam emanating from ears......

78 posted on 03/10/2014 5:19:53 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Tzimisce

If you don’t mind, Padre, I’m gonna borrow that!


79 posted on 03/10/2014 5:22:39 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: raybbr
"While the act burdens the plaintiffs' Second Amendment rights..."

Just wow. Doesn't that mean the act is unconstitutional right there?

This is a judge speaking?

80 posted on 03/10/2014 5:56:32 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: raybbr

That judge is an agenda-driven clown. Impeach him.


81 posted on 03/10/2014 6:19:41 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: null and void

After looking at your picture for a while I suddenly noticed that young lady has a rather nice rifle in her hands!


82 posted on 03/10/2014 7:42:02 PM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: DuncanWaring

I can’t believe I went as far as looking her up before I got it.

You snookered me but good!


83 posted on 03/10/2014 7:54:52 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: null and void

Just a prelude if O has his way


84 posted on 03/10/2014 8:02:32 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: null and void

It’s a gift.

I figured the Ukrainian allusion was an especially nice touch. ;-)


85 posted on 03/11/2014 4:22:39 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Yep. That’s what pushed me over the edge.


86 posted on 03/11/2014 7:50:55 AM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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