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High court takes up 2nd Amendment

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posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 09:56 PM
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By James Oliphant | Washington Bureau
8:40 PM CDT, March 18, 2008

WASHINGTON - A majority of Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared ready to make history and embrace the view that the 2nd Amendment creates an individual right to own a gun, placing Washington, D.C.'s ban on handguns at risk and perhaps jeopardizing Chicago's anti-gun law, as well.

In oral arguments in a case challenging the District of Columbia's law, which prohibits ownership of handguns and allows rifles or shotguns only if they are trigger-locked or disassembled, the more conservative members of the court repeatedly expressed a view that the long-debated provision contains some sort of right of self-defense.

Chicago's 25-year-old ban on handguns is considered to be the closest to D.C.'s in the nation. And while it is unlikely that a decision in the D.C. case will invalidate the Chicago law straightaway, it could force the city to redraw the law along newly established constitutional parameters, ones that likely would place fewer limits on gun owners. Chicago could also be subject to a lawsuit asking a court to toss out its gun ban.

The whole story and video can be found with the link below. IS IT POSSIBLE OUR SUPREME COURT WILL HONOR OUR CONSTITUTION AND STAND BY THE PEOPLE? Or do they realize the uproar that would be cause and realize a bunch of small arms are no real threat to the take over they must be party too?

www.chicagotribune.com...




posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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I heard on the news today that since D.C. outlawed guns, the crime rate has climbed every year except one for thirty years. I thought banning guns means less crime.....



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 10:13 PM
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I think that they have been reading ATS and have begun to resonate with what is right and that upholds their promise to defend the consitution.

Also they know that s*&^ is going to hit the fan and decent citizens are going to have to defend themselves in the very near future.



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 06:38 PM
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WASHINGTON (AP) - "Americans have a right to own guns, Supreme Court justices declared Tuesday in a historic and lively debate that could lead to the most significant interpretation of the Second Amendment since its ratification two centuries ago."

We win! And I am very happy to say that we still retain the right to bear arms and to protect our homes and family.

apnews.myway.com...


Good Job America!

Had to add ""

[edit on 19-3-2008 by antar]



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 08:03 PM
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Originally posted by antar
We win! And I am very happy to say that we still retain the right to bear arms and to protect our homes and family.


Well, nothing was officially won yet. The Supreme Court still has to issue an official opinion. That decision could set a precedent or just kick the case back down. We’ll have to wait until the issue is formally resolved by court process. That should be completed in May or June sometime.

Still, it does look promising. There seems to be a solid majority of Justices in favor of the right to bear arms and the others are lukewarm in opposing it. I personally was shocked to hear that even Bader-Ginsburg was leaning (albeit slightly) toward the right to possess!

Personally, I still find it disturbing that many Americans feel that law-abiding citizens should have no right to bear arms. Hopefully the Court will do the right thing and ensure our Constitution from the encroachments of Government upon our freedom.



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 08:18 PM
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OH HAPPY DAY!

Now the next test: will the opinion be written to adamantly stop the 'unconstitutional' argument? or will it be watered down and still leave the country torn over what to me appears to be a clearly written right? Time will tell, so keep your collective fingers crossed.

TheRedneck



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 08:44 PM
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If they come to the conclusion (big if) that every American citizen has the right to possess firearms (and I pray they do), and there are "NO" strings attached it will truly be a happy day.

Do you have any idea how many states currently support "open carry" and do you have any idea how much flack you will get in the course of the day for wearing open carry?

We have seen cops argue over whether the possession of the Constitution is legal, do you really think they are going to observe our right to possess firearms?

This country still does illegally tax its citizens and local law enforcement constantly enforces "notices of liens".

I hope I am wrong and I hope our rights are observed, but what faith should I place in that they will?


[edit on 19-3-2008 by KMFNWO]



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 09:02 PM
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It will work in our favor, because they know that when it goes down, they will need citizens to bear arms and if they are a bunch of dorks unable and afraid to, it would be a mess. Face it, your not ever going to see our people turn in their real weapons anyway.



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 09:12 PM
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Originally posted by antar
Face it, your not ever going to see our people turn in their real weapons anyway.


You can take that one to the bank brother!



posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 03:17 AM
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I heard on a radio program that there are indications the Supremes will interpret the US Constitution's 2nd amendment to mean that
MILITIA,
and
NOT INDIVIDUAL PERSONS, have the right to own guns.

If true, then as individual citizens, we're screwed.



posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 03:18 AM
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I heard on a radio program that there are indications the Supremes will interpret the US Constitution's 2nd amendment to mean that
MILITIA,
and
NOT INDIVIDUAL PERSONS, have the right to own guns.

If true, then as individual citizens, we're screwed.



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