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Iím Dick Heller and I Approve This Crushing Defeat Of Worthless Gun Laws
The Truth About Guns ^ | 7-26-14 | Dick Heller

Posted on 07/27/2014 6:11:30 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat

In the aftermath of District of Columbia v. Heller, many residents in the nation’s capitol have been jousting with the the overbearing “Mother-knows-what’s-best-for-you” attitude about our Constitutional rights. Even though D.C.’s mayor city council deeply desire to be a state, they aren’t willing to do what a state must do when they lose a Supreme Court case. The Heller decision, and the cases that followed such as McDonald v Chicago and Moore v Madigan, made it abundantly clear that keepinging D.C. residents defenseless outside their homes was unconstitutional . . .

My friend Tim McNabb and his wife are here in Washington D.C. Last night, during dinner, we were talking about the pending Palmer v. District of Columbia deception and the arrogance of the city council. Today, we returned from “The Nation’s Gun Show” in Chantilly, Virginia where truly free citizens are able to openly carry…as well as buy guns, sell guns and obtain a concealed carry license. Tim wanted to buy a spare magazine for the firearm he carries in his native Missouri, but decided he wasn’t willing to risk committing a felony by transporting it into D.C. I’m used to this kind of crap having lived here for 40 years, but when I saw my friend decided against doing something that ought to be perfectly legal, I was P.O.’d.

Within minutes of getting home and sitting down at my kitchen table, I received a phone call. It was George Lyon, a plaintiff in the case as well as an attorney. He shared the good news that Judge Scullin, who was appointed by Justice Roberts, had issued a decision striking down the ridiculous and useless restrictions on self-defense with a firearm outside my home.

With George on the phone, we noted that at least for the next few hours (or even days) Washington D.C. joins states like Arizona and Vermont in being “constitutional carry” jurisdictions. George went on to advise against strapping on my Buntline Special lest I run into an ill-informed member of the MPD and wind up “ventilated.”

Reading the decision, I note that this judge did a great job of both summarizing and fortifying the logic of recent 2nd Amendment case law. Here is my second favorite quote:

This question is not difficult to answer. As the Seventh Circuit stated in Moore v. Madigan, 702 F.3d 933 (7th Cir. 2012), “[a] blanket prohibition on carrying gun[s] in public prevents a person from defending himself anywhere except inside his home; and so substantial a curtailment of the right of armed self-defense requires a greater showing of justification than merely that the public might benefit on balance from such a curtailment, though there is no proof that it would.”

Here is my favorite:

In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny. Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional.

Congratulations George and everyone else involved with the case. I am going to celebrate with a Nutter Butter and another cup of coffee.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: banglist
H/T to Big Ol FReeper

Dick Heller's reaction to the win on the Palmer case that at least temporarily makes DC a Constitutional Carry jurisdiction.

1 posted on 07/27/2014 6:11:30 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat
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To: RKBA Democrat

Well, if there were enough “gun owners” in D.C. that would have the courage to carry outside the home, the bad guys might be inclined to seek life and entertainment elsewhere, like Virginia...

Ohh wait, that won’t work...Ok, how ‘bout Maryland??? Ehhhhh, nope, not really...Survival odds are better there, than Virginia...

Kinda like buying a car...You think you can make a deal that works for you, by squeezing the balloon on one end, but it turns out the thing expands somewhere else...

Doesn’t matter where you squeeze it, it always, in cases like this messes with someone else’s hood...

The government is always going to have some sort of hiccup they can throw into the mix...

You just got to hit them hard in a lot of places at once for it to make an impact...

But this is a good start...Always has been...


2 posted on 07/27/2014 6:40:41 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I will settle for a "perfectly good, gently used" kidney...Apply within...)
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To: RKBA Democrat
“[a] blanket prohibition on carrying gun[s] in public prevents a person from defending himself anywhere except inside his home;"

This is something FReepers have been pointing out for some time now. By what cockeyed logic do the liberals conclude that if you are at home you can defend yourself, but if you are in public - tough luck - you are dead meat? We have been saying, WAIT A MINUTE, the person who defends his body inside his own home has the right to defend that same body outside of and AWAY from the home.

3 posted on 07/27/2014 6:57:46 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Love how he is celebrating this wonderful decision with a cookie and a cup of coffee!


4 posted on 07/27/2014 7:02:31 AM PDT by thirst4truth (Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
In the old days the law was'black criminals can have guns - everyone else must be a compliant victim'...

OK, that wasn't the law - it was just the reality...

5 posted on 07/27/2014 7:02:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: RKBA Democrat

DC is too ridiculously small to be a state. You can’t even see it on a map.
If the Residents want congressional representation they should go back to Maryland.


6 posted on 07/27/2014 11:13:50 AM PDT by Monorprise
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