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WE WIN. Heller decision announced

We’re still trying to figure out just how much we won, but in a 5-4 decision, SCOTUS has said that the 2nd is an Individual right.

NYT on the Heller decision
MHI: 2 update

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NC
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NC
8 years 2 months ago
Couple exerpts. One thing worrying me is that the way they said it MIGHT leave the door wide open for another “assault weapons” ban. ___________________________ We also recognize another important limitation on the right to keep and carry arms. Miller said, as we have explained, that the sorts of weapons protected were those “in common use at the time.” … It may be objected that if weapons that are most useful in military service—M-16 rifles and the like—may be banned, then the Second Amendment right is completely detached from the prefatory clause. But as we have said, the conception of… Read more »
LepusKhan
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LepusKhan
8 years 2 months ago

This came in about fifteen minutes after they handed down the decision:
“The Illinois State Rifle Association, together with Second Amendment Foundation and several individual plaintiffs, filed suit against the City of Chicago in federal court this morning at 9:15 CDT. More information will be made available in a statement from the attorneys tomorrow.”
Expect to see it followed by many, many more.
NC is right- our work has just begun…
(still…. YAY!)

SteveS
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SteveS
8 years 2 months ago

It left several crucial questions unanswered, but it is certainly a move in the right direction. I will be very interested to see how the other challenges work out.

dagamore
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dagamore
8 years 2 months ago
As I have posted other places, here is my quick look at it. Both the good and the bad. still reading. I am reading it over now, heard about it on scotusblog.com(iirc) live, and it sounds like a step in the right direction but it still allows way too many limits on what is a right, not a privilege. My quick notes, still working on this, will update later (read when done reading the damn thing and have better comprehension of it all.) The good. Upheld the 2nd Amendment as an individual right. States that the prefatory clause doe not… Read more »
cmblake6
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cmblake6
8 years 2 months ago

It is a start. We now have a damn good foot hold, we must keep traction and press on. Now that we’ve recovered from our celebratory revelry, it’s time to push and brace, push and brace. It’s a big stone to roll up hill, and if we don’t keep pressing on that thing will roll right back down. But it’s a damn good start.

Joe ex PNG
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Joe ex PNG
8 years 2 months ago

I went ahead and renewed my NRA membership- here’s hoping they continue the good fight!

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