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SCOTUS to hear McDonald v. Chicago

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by chris61182, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. chris61182

    chris61182 A little west of Portland Active Member

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    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    If the right to keep and bear arms is indeed a fundamental human right, then the level at which it is being violated (fed, state, local) is completely irrelevant.
     
  4. USMC1911

    USMC1911 Salem Active Member

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    Judge Frank Easterbrook, an appointee of President Ronald Reagan, wrote in the ruling that "the Constitution establishes a federal republic where local differences are to be cherished as elements of liberty rather than extirpated in order to produce a single, nationally applicable rule."

    "Federalism is an older and more deeply rooted tradition than is a right to carry any particular kind of weapon," Easterbrook wrote.

    You have got to be kidding.........
     
  5. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Yeah - I don't know what's worse - such an ridiculous legal opinion, or the fact that Reagon appointed the idiot...
     
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    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    Right on the money!!! It was our RIGHT before the US government was established and if they keep pushing, it will be our Right again after this country comes apart.
     
  7. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    The Bill of Rights spells out individual Rights unless otherwise mentioned (State etc.).
     
  8. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    X Amendment reads;
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

    Our Forefathers were intelegent men, they knew there would come a time when WE THE PEOPLE, not the State, would have to throw off a tyrantical government and with the states being in bed with the feds, what powers would we have? None.
    All laws controlling firearms are Unconstitutional to include CCL and any on the books "allowing" us to open carry. If this supreme court rules it is a states "right" than we have lost our right to keep and bare arms for there is nothing stopping the governors from inacting a law saying all firearms are illegal. Sure a few governors would balk but a majority would just hand over our 2nd Amendment Rights to bho & his thugs.
    Just my opinion.
     
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    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Even the anti's expect the SCOTUS to rule that a city or state can not ban handguns outright. What will follow is to what extent they can regulate them. This battle will probably be heard one issue at a time and will take forever.
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Well, most of us have more time than money!! :D :thumbup:


    You can probably be assured that our newest SCOTUS Justice Sotomayor will rule against this as she's already stated that she believes the 2a doesn't apply to the States... :rolleyes: