posted on Nov, 15 2002 @ 04:03 AM
From a review by Jim Powell of Clayton Cramer's For the Defense of Themselves and the State: The Original Intent and Judicial Interpretation of the
Right to Keep and Bear Arms:
... [Cramer] discovered how judges weasled out of upholding the Second Amendment. He provides many examples where judges simply ignored it as well as
their own state constitution which protected gun rights, without offering a reason why. An Illinois Supreme Court judge dismissed the Second Amendment
as "that right, whatever it may be," refusing to elaborate. Other examples show how judges supported their decisions with factual errors about the
origin of the Second Amendment. Then there are examples of judges who cited misleading precedents -- legal reasoning supposedly contained wasn't
there, or one point cited was contradicted by other points in a decision.
..." The judge trashed the state's constitution which spoke clearly: "Every person shall have the right to keep and bear arms."