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Originally posted by asmeone2
There are alternatives in between banning guns and letting everyone in the world carry one.
Handguns, as well as other legal firearms such as rifles and shotguns, also must be kept unloaded and disassembled, or equipped with trigger locks — unless there is a "reasonably perceived threat of immediate harm" in the home.
It remains to be seen how much of the district's new regulations will withstand constitutional challenges, Helmke said, adding that it could take years for the courts to sort it all out.
The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision June 26 that affirmed the right to have guns for self-defense "raised more questions than it's probably answered," Helmke said. "They haven't explained where you draw the line."
Originally posted by ZindoDoone
[SNIP] ....Police cannot and are not responsible for protecting you. They are responsible for protecting the government that they are attached too by court rulings. You as a citizen must protect yourself before the cops get there. They only show up to take names and make reports and if at all possible arrest someone. Thats the facts and thats why the 2nd amendment states what it does. Citizens are responsible for their own well being! Heres a link to case history on what police responsibility is:
[edit on 10/12/2008 by ZindoDoone]