Skip to comments.SECOND AMENDMENT CALL TO ACTION: EMERSON CASE
Posted on 05/26/2002 8:17:19 AM PDT by SUSSA
Please help. The U.S. Supreme Court will more than likely hear the Emerson Second Amendment case (U.S. v. Emerson). This case has the potential to do for Second Amendment rights what Roe v Wade did for abortion, but we must act to make that happen.
Seniors United Supporting the Second Amendment is trying to raise enough money to file an amicus (friend of the court) brief in this case. However we need your help.
We have made arrangements with an experienced, conservative, constitutional attorney to research and write the brief at very low cost. But we need to raise enough money for the printing and other costs. As you can guess, this is not a cheap undertaking and we are a small group.
I'm asking Freepers to contribute to this effort to save the Second Amendment. We need to raise another $2500.00 for this project. Once the Supremes announce that they will hear the case, we will have less than 90 days to write print and file the brief. That means that we have to have the money in the bank when the Court makes the announcement.
Contributions to SUSSA are tax deductible. SUSSA is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), charitable, civil rights, organization. We are asking Freepers who support the Second Amendment to please help us in this project. Contributions can be sent to SUSSA, P.O. Box 29132, Dallas, TX 75229. Any help Freepers can give us will be greatly appreciated. This case may well be our best hope for restoring our Second Amendment rights.
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I can't type for crap today.
Gun ownership is protected by the Second Admendment ONLY if the people insist on it.,
I , for one, am DISGUSTED with your comparing my God-given , natural right to self-defense to the legalization of elective abortion, which is most surely not in harmony with protecting INNOCENT lives .
Don't count on a nickel from me.
Guns Save Lives !!
Freedom Is Worth Fighting For !!
The Right Of The People To Keep And Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed !!
An Armed Citizen, Is A Safe Citizen !!
No Guns, No Rights !!
Molon Labe !!
Should read sacred 2cd Amendment.
If they rule in favor of Emerson, that his 2nd Amendment rights are violated, this will set up a Supreme Court precendence that will allow most any of the thousands of federal gun laws to be challenged and also be "shot down". It will set a precedence for challenging all sorts of unconstitutional federal government.
If they rule against the 2nd Amendment, interpreting it as the gun grabbers do, that it really doesn't mean what it says, then patriotic, constitutional Americans will finally have to admit, once and for all, that our American form of government is surely lost, that OUR GOVERNMENT DOES NOT REGOGNIZE OUR INALIENABLE RIGHTS, and in my opinion, that this cultural divide will inevitably accelerate, expand, and lead to eventual Civil War II.
I think a Supreme Court ruling of this type is way overdue. It needs to happen so we can dispense with the cat-fighting over semantics with the gun grabbers and liberals, and start work on what is necessary to end this out of control socialist federal monster, whether it be through more Supreme court wins (my hope), or if necessary, by asserting our 2nd Amendment rights (I fear may come).
"Roe vs Wade was a judicial raping of the Constitution."
You need to be careful with this type of statement. Let me explain why.
Justice Blackmun was correct when he wrote in the majority opinion that the 9th amendment contained the right to privacy and it was not to be denied or disparaged by any government.
Justice Blackmun was incorrect in his assumption that a fetus is part of a woman's body, similar to an arm or a kidney, in which a woman had exclusive ownership over and thus cannot exert the right to privacy over.
This is the incorrect assumption, when a fetus is life, in which Roe v Wade has be incorrectly decided, not the constitutionality of the right to privacy.
When in fact a fetus is a separate human being, a temporary inhabitant of woman's body, in which she cannot make on her own.
This fact is acknowledged by Justice Blackmun simply because he states that after the first trimester, abortions can be prohibited.
Just as you want the current Justice's to read the "figgin" Constitution, the way it was written for the second amendment, you should want the Justice's to read the 9th amendment in the same way.
The 9th amendment is a very important amendment because it is the protection we have from our government telling us to wear seat belts in autos; not to smoke in restaurants; not to drink alcohol in our autos; donate our organs to whomever and whenever; die when we want to; consume the chemicals of your choice; consume the food of our choice, etc, etc.
Is that the Vietnamese spelling?
The long answer is we have to exert our rights.
Don't wear a seat belt.
Smoke on public property. As to private property, you will have ask the owner for permission.
Drive an auto with a can of beer between your legs.
Another way to exert your rights, without "breaking laws," as an attorney advised me, is to seek an injunction against those who would enforce such laws.
That is my intention.