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D.C Handgun ban could lead to key ruling by Supreme Court

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posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 01:37 AM
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D.C Handgun ban could lead to key ruling by Supreme Court


news.yahoo.com

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A case challenging the ban on private handgun ownership in the U.S. capital could lead to the first ruling by the Supreme Court since 1939 on the rights of Americans to bear arms.

Officials from the District of Columbia government this week asked the high court to agree the city's 31-year-old law banning private possession of handguns is constitutional.
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posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 01:37 AM
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This would set the stage for a ruling on the right to bear arms. The SCOTUS has not considered such a case since 1939 and either way the ruling could have a huge impact on how the second ammendment is interpreted int he future.

news.yahoo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 03:25 AM
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if americans are dis-armed we will be no threat to the powers that be,sounds like the stage is just about set for the NWO to be underway.

these are sad but exciting time we live in.



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 04:22 AM
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Hell the second amendment is there to protect citizen right to bear arms, anything against this simple fact is unconstitutional... the supreme court is corrupt if they give verdicts allowing the ban.


The city lawiers are so full of crap:

City lawyers have argued the amendment guarantees the right to bear arms only for members of a militia, like today's National Guard, and not for individuals.

Only for members of a militias... yeah sure. Militias in 1776 terms is every valid person able to hold a gun, not ``organized militias`` or national guard. That's just ludicrous.

Also:

"A law that bans handguns but permits private ownership of rifles and shotguns does not deprive anyone of the right to keep and bear arms, however that right is construed," she said.

Yeah sure. They start with handguns, then it's everything, we know how they start that kind of crap. Just like restricting protests, in the beginning it's for nazis, that seems resonable, then it's everyone. Another example is wiretapping and terrorists laws, first it's on the ``terrorists`` then it's on everyone. See the patern? I sure do and it disgust me.

[edit on 7-9-2007 by Vitchilo]



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 05:10 AM
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It's about time they did something about this.
Your nations capital has the highest murder rate in the country, and it has more police per capita than any other city.



www.benbest.com...

Americans are obviously not responsible enough to bear arms.:shk:



Edit: For some reason my image won't display.


[edit on 7/9/2007 by anxietydisorder]



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 06:20 AM
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If the SCOTUSA does rule on this, think it may well be some type of milk toast ruling.

In other words, will lead us no where.

Roper



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 06:37 AM
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There is one important fact not being discussed here. The Supreme Court does NOT have the authority to rule on consitutionality of ANY laws passed and signed into law. There is nothing in the Consitution granting any such power to any court.

DC has such a high crime rate because of VILE residents. Punish the criminals.......


apc

posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 07:28 AM
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Originally posted by anxietydisorder
Edit: For some reason my image won't display.


Looks like it's a problem between the seat and keyboard.

Take away peoples right to legally purchase guns and they'll just get illegally purchased guns.

Perhaps DC is trying to take peoples guns away because they know when the new dictator is installed she will rather quickly generate multiple violent uprisings.

Here in Missouri we recently repealed the requirement to obtain a handgun purchase permit from the sheriff, as well as the "cooling off" period. It was redundant as the dealer has to run you through NCIC anyway, and the cooling off period is proven to be pointless.

I strongly doubt a grossly unconstitutional ruling from the court would directly carry forward to rifles and shotguns. Far too many people hunt deer and other game keeping their populations in check. What I may see happening is new requirements for permits to purchase long guns, which would simply be more bureaucratic stupidity.

Ron Paul has largely lost my support, but he's right in one aspect. The Federal Government severely needs to be defunded. Citizen rights not defined by the Constitution should always be kept with the States. Want freedom? Come to Missouri. Want Socialism? Move to California, and go spork yourself while you're at it.



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 07:48 AM
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They try to disarm you? Well, then purchase them illegal. They are trying to
ban them because they know something is coming, and want absolutely no resistance. They will first take your weapons, then your voice, and then finally your rights. I just hope the court puts no ban on guns.



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 08:56 AM
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Every year, about 250,000 children will be in the emergency room from a bicycle related injury.
150,000 children are rushed to the hospital each year for toy related injuries
About 8300 children are accidentally shot each year
About 60 children die each year in accidental firearm deaths, and several hundred more are injured.
(These numbers are from www.keepyourchildsafe.org...)



Yea I know not realy on topic but bicycles are far more dangerus. BAN BICYCLES !! SAVE THE CHILDREN
btw--they can have my guns when they pry them from my cold hands



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 10:47 AM
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My Opinion

I really dont understand why people like banning stuff in General.

Whether it be Guns, Drugs, etc, Just because some people disagree with

something everybody must be forced to accept that point of view.

But nope everybody always has to be in everybody elses business.

It's high time the lets ban everything crowd shuts up.

Thats my opinion



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 10:57 AM
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The best thing about that little chart?

DC has some of the strictest gun control in the nation! So do philly LA and Chicago.

A common argument you get from anti-gun Americans is that they claim all of the gun crime in there sheltered little police state cities is due to criminals purchasing guns in rural areas with more lax disarming laws.

Well, why dont the criminals use the guns they've purchased in those rural areas? Simple, nearly every home has a shotgun and everyone has a pistol. You want to use a gun to commit a crime go to where the public doesn't own them or use them and absolutely and irrationally fears them like DC, Philly and Chicago.

Besides, it's not like outlawing guns will keep outlaws from getting guns. Not being particularly concerned with breaking laws sort of goes along with being a criminal.

Why disarm law abiding citizens when theyre surrounded by criminals? Its not like the police are able to protect anyone. They serve as a wholly reactionary entity.

What would you rather have, a dead raped woman or a dead attacker and a woman with a pistol in her hand?



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 11:05 AM
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Did those D.C. Officials lost a daughter or son to gun violence or something?



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 11:07 AM
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i'm tired of this crap too. not the threads i mean but the they're gonna ban them, they're not gonna.

imo, they should not be within the law to ban anything....that said, i am starting to not freak so much.....i have my guns. i have my guns off the books.
they ain't getting them so thats about al that matters right now.....


even if they sweep the country cause of a ban, the fit will hit the shan....mark my words on that



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 11:11 AM
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What if the plan is not about the guns necessarily, but the ammunition? Stopping the sale of ammunition is going to be a hell of a lot easier than keeping the handguns themselves out of the hands of Americans.

Just a thought.

Peace



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 11:23 AM
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i would guess cause the article is about handgun bans, not ammo bans
?



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 11:31 AM
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Yeah, but I was thinking that any ruling by SCOTUS would start with the ammo, maybe that ammunition could only be sold to registered handgun owners, which is not currently the case, at least in Texas. Any overall handgun ban, if that is in fact the plan, has to begin with something more benign.

Peace



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
Yeah, but I was thinking that any ruling by SCOTUS would start with the ammo, maybe that ammunition could only be sold to registered handgun owners, which is not currently the case, at least in Texas. Any overall handgun ban, if that is in fact the plan, has to begin with something more benign.

Peace


Well since you live in Texas you know you have the right to shoot from your car if attacked now...since Gov. Perry extended the Castle Law to automobiles instead of just homes. Its a dream come true.




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