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2007-12-10 Great White North
Cow manure and Shakedown posters: How to answer Jesse Jackson
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Posted by Icerigger 2007-12-10 15:08|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [259 views ]  Top

#1 I understand the Supreme court is currently working on the Constitution's ban on all gun laws, I'm looking forward to their realization that the constitution really does mean what it says, and ALL gun laws are abolished, I want to see Rev Jesse spin like a top as his bullshit is snatched away from him.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2007-12-10 16:17||   2007-12-10 16:17|| Front Page Top

#2 Oh, he won't stop. He'll find another way to cadge money.
Posted by Rob Crawford">Rob Crawford  2007-12-10 16:50||   2007-12-10 16:50|| Front Page Top

#3 Redneck Jim: There are three ways the case is being presented. As far as D.C. was concerned, the issue was:

"Whether the Second Amendment forbids the District of Columbia from banning private possession of handguns while allowing possession of rifles and shotguns."

Heller replied that the question was broader, to wit, "Whether the Second Amendment guarantees law-abiding, adult individuals a right to keep ordinary, functional firearms, including handguns, in their homes."

The SCOTUS finally decided that the case is about:

Whether the following provisions, D.C. Code 7-2502.02(a)(4), 22-4504(a), and 7-2507.02, violate the Second Amendment rights of individuals who are not affiliated with any state-regulated militia, but who wish to keep handguns and other firearms for private use in their homes?

This means that the SCOTUS took the more expansive view. However, this still leaves up in the air how they will address the issue:

1) Narrow. Only the D.C. laws are invalid. Other gun control regulations have to be challenged separately.

2) Medium. That typical local and State gun control laws cannot infringe on individual gun ownership in private homes only. Leaving open the right of local and state governments to restrict the carrying "bearing" of guns in public. Federal law being unaffected.

3) Expansive. Local, State and federal law must have provisions so that any citizen may own and carry firearms. This would most likely exclude weapons long excluded, like machine guns and explosives, defining "arms" as solely firearms.

Each of these three things can also be the result of the SCOTUS finding in favor of the D.C. laws. That is, it might apply to just D.C., or across the country to several degrees.
Posted by Anonymoose 2007-12-10 18:39||   2007-12-10 18:39|| Front Page Top

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