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tennreb
July 24, 2008, 01:48 PM
The District's new handgun law -- with its tight restrictions and bureaucratic registration hoops -- is drawing heat.

"It reminds me of 'massive resistance,'" said Clark Neily, a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, referring to the Southern states' reaction to the Brown v. Board of Education desegregation decision.

"The rhetoric is very similar: 'We have a certain way of doing things here. We don't care what the courts have to say,'" he told NBC4, mocking the city's response to the Supreme Court's recent gun-ban decision by comparing it to one of Dixie's worst periods.

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El Tejon
July 24, 2008, 02:03 PM
The Lost Causers Redux!:D

Keep it up D.C., we need continous victories in court!

Henry Bowman
July 24, 2008, 02:31 PM
In this political year, Congress could suddenly have a D.C. gun law before it that's far more permissive than the city's effort. The House and the Senate could wind up trampling on home rule.What is this "home rule" you speak of? D.C.'s "home rule" is at the pleasure of Congress.

Aguila Blanca
July 24, 2008, 02:36 PM
Irrespective of Washington, DC, not having any "home rule," does home rule trump the Constitution? I sort of think the language of the Constitution specifically says not.

hso
July 24, 2008, 06:06 PM
We might want DC to drag their feet inviting another ruling against their response to the SCOTUS decision. Remember, the Heller ruling was just the crack in the damn. We have years of work ahead of us pushing back the work of the antis.

Rachen
July 24, 2008, 06:10 PM
We might want DC to drag their feet inviting another ruling against their response to the SCOTUS decision. Remember, the Heller ruling was just the crack in the damn. We have years of work ahead of us pushing back the work of the antis.

Actually, I think it may be better to say that "We are just laying one stone in the construction of this dam against the torrential waters of the anti gun extremists. We have many years of work ahead of us to build the great dam to completely halt the flood the extremists caused".:D

Your comparison likened us, the good guys, as the floodwaters. We are supposed to be the dam, the extremists are the floodwaters who destroy homes and take many lives.:neener::D

SCKimberFan
July 24, 2008, 06:15 PM
I will immensely enjoy seeing DC being handed its butt on a platter. I continue to be amazed at the audacity of those in power.

What I just cannot understand though, is why do the people of DC continue to elect people like Fenty and others to office? Do they just not see? or just don't care?

MikeG
July 24, 2008, 07:45 PM
To me, local governments like Washinton DC are saying "We don't care what the Constitution and courts say. Our peasants... um, citizens, are too irresponsible and impulsive to be allowed their rights."

I wonder that more people under these cynical rulers don't object, but some will trade their rights for being a ward of the state.

Chipperman
July 24, 2008, 07:55 PM
Rachen said: Your comparison likened us, the good guys, as the floodwaters. We are supposed to be the dam

Actually, hso said ...the Heller ruling was just the crack in the damn

So the Antis are causing Hellfire and Damnation. We are stopping that. :D

Starship1st
July 24, 2008, 11:39 PM
Once again a municipality decides what laws of the land they choose to acknowledge. DC government is acting like spoiled brats holding their breath until they pass out rather than do the right thing.

We need the Feds to step in and thump them a little. :cool:

Pilgrim
July 25, 2008, 02:09 AM
I wonder that more people under these cynical rulers don't object, but some will trade their rights for being a ward of the state.
It's amazing what free cheese and the like buy in the way of surrendered rights.

Pilgrim

ScottsGT
July 25, 2008, 08:33 AM
At what point can, and does, the feds step in and remove the local political powers and start over as we did in Iraq??

pbearperry
July 25, 2008, 08:52 AM
The Supreme Court has just made gun owners lives a living Hell.We have the biggest battle ahead of us and we better start by voting out all anti gun morons.

csmkersh
July 25, 2008, 09:18 AM
As bad as the Heller decision was, it least stated that the right to own/possess a firearm is an individual right. Let the fight begin to incorporate the Second.

Phil DeGraves
July 25, 2008, 09:50 AM
Irrespective of Washington, DC, not having any "home rule," does home rule trump the Constitution? I sort of think the language of the Constitution specifically says not.

Wasn't there a war fought over that issue 140 years ago? The home rule side, right or wrong, lost.

dalepres
July 25, 2008, 08:33 PM
Keep it up D.C., we need continous victories in court!

We need victories on the ground. Another court order telling DC that they're violating the constitution won't have any more effect than the last two. They don't care. And as I have said since the day the Heller ruling was announced, short of sending in the military, as was done in Brown, the District of Columbia will not comply with the ruling and will not follow the Constitution.

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