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DC District Judge Upholds Post Heller Firearm Restrictions

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Cougfan2, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Judge upholds DC's post-Supreme Court gun laws


    A federal judge has upheld limitations on gun ownership that the District of Columbia put in place following the Supreme Court's 2008 decision overturning the city's outright ban on handguns.

    Dick Heller, the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case, had challenged the new regulations, claiming the registration procedures, a ban on most semiautomatic weapons and other limitations violate the intent of the high court's decision.

    U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina sided with the city Friday.


    I hope they appeal this.
     
  2. mudnducs

    mudnducs Oregon City Member

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    Me too.

    How many times and in how many ways do we have to tell our neighbors who are trying to oppress us thru progreeeesive legislation...

    "STAY OFF MY BACK,
    STAY OUT OF MY POCKET,
    STAY OUT OF MY WAY.
    I don't WANT your safety net, I don't want your intrusion.

    Leave me alone to care for me and mine!"
     
  3. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    ... always one more time so it seems...
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Wow... just... wow.

    A lower court judge flys in the face of the SCOTUS... we are SUPPOSED to be a nation of laws, what good is it if those "in charge" don't follow/enforce those laws? We the citizens are expected and REQUIRED to follow those laws, how much MORE SO should our government officials abide by those laws?
     
  5. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    This is a legal tactic designed to block the Heller decision and until and when it goes back to the Supreme Court and is made into an absolute right this will continue.

    I hope the court takes the opportunity with the McDonald case that is in front of them now to define the law in a way that will allow gun owners to prevail and protect themselves against these oppressive rules imposed by big city bosses.
     
  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    This is no different than it was in 1775.. and you know how that turned out
     
  7. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Heller said you can not ban all handguns. It left the door open for how far the regulations can go. This issue will be working it's way through the courts for many, many years to come.

    It is sad that our Judges legislate political agenda's from the bench.
     
  8. mudnducs

    mudnducs Oregon City Member

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    :thumbup:
     
  9. 56kninja

    56kninja Portland Member

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    Fully agree. I don't believe the judges should be pushing their own agenda but rather interpreting the laws and their compliance with the constitution. Of course one could make the argument they are. But that would be a pretty twisted logic of an argument.
     
  10. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I would guess there was some "Judge Shopping" involved in this.