Friday, March 09, 2007

...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed....

At least not in Washington DC.... Today is a VERY momentous day. The United States Court of Appeals For the District Of Columbia Circuit essentially gutted the DC gun ban in it's ruling today. The court ruled that like the 5th circuit before it, it interprets the 2nd amendment to the US Constitution to be an individual right, and that the government may regulate the carrying of arms under certain circumstances, it may not DENY an otherwise lawful citizen from owning such a weapon. Therefore the DC gun ban is summarily struck down. Now the District of Columbia can either accept the ruling, or appeal it to the Supreme Court. Anyone care to bet which they do?

hat tip Clayton Cramer

2 Comments:

Blogger southerntragedy said...

I don't care where I live. You can take away my guns when you can pry it out of my cold, dead, hands.

Don't law abiding citizens have the right to protect themselves?

March 09, 2007 4:42 PM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

Apparently in DC, no, you don't or at least didn't until today. and the 9th circuit out in california still thinks that the second amendment means that the states have the right to form a militia. apparently they can't figure out the difference between the word "People" and "State". Greg Abbott deserves a hand, his office files an Amicus brief with the court supporting the appellants. you can read the brief here:
http://www.gurapossessky.com/documents/texas.pdf

March 09, 2007 4:56 PM  

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