SCOTUS and the 2nd Amendment


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Hkmp5sd
November 27, 2004, 06:35 PM
For many years, gun owners have been hoping SCOTUS would hear a gun control case and remove all doubt about the 2nd Amendment being an individual right to own firearms. The upcoming decision on the FOPA/Machinegun/Commerse Clause certainly gives them an excellent opportunity to do so. But...

What happens if the Supreme Court decides the Second Amendment does not guarantee the individual right to possess firearms?

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Standing Wolf
November 27, 2004, 07:41 PM
Sad to say, taking civil rights cases to the Supreme Court has become rather a crap shoot.

Whichever way the Supreme Court rules, I expect not much will actually change: the states that respect the Second Amendment will continue to do so, and those that don't will continue to infringe their subjects' civil rights.

What's needed, obviously, is a Supreme Court with a rock-solid majority of judges who've not only read the Constitution, but take their oaths to uphold it seriously. I don't have much faith in the ability or willingness of George W. Bush to appoint such judges, and less in the willingness of the Republicrats in the Congress to confirm them.

Nathaniel Firethorn
November 27, 2004, 07:45 PM
Jesusland secedes. Since the military mostly comes from there anyway, it wins.


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cpileri
November 27, 2004, 08:41 PM
I dont know about secession, but most of the military DOES come from the South and the Heartland.
I used to think differently, but now,mostly based on the above, I do believe there will be no military help for civilian disarmament, etc.
Too many soldiers will tell Hilla-kerry to take a hike.
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