Will this State Supreme Court's ruling on weapons transport set precedent?


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usmarine0352_2005
December 17, 2014, 01:22 AM
I know some state's laws on weapons transportation are ridiculous.



http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20141216/connecticut-supreme-court-overturns-ex-army-medics-weapons-conviction






Connecticut Supreme Court overturns ex-Army medic’s weapons conviction

By Dave Collins, The Associated Press

Posted: 12/16/14, 5:17 PM EST


The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the acquittal of a former Army medic who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for transporting a knife and police baton in his vehicle during a move out of state.

“The safe transportation of weapons protected by the Second Amendment is an essential corollary of the right to possess them in the home for self-defense when such transportation is necessary to effectuate that right,” Palmer wrote.

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ugaarguy
December 17, 2014, 03:14 AM
It will only set a precedent in CT since it's a state court ruling on state law.

Devonai
December 17, 2014, 09:37 AM
If only our neighbors to the north would follow suit.

In this case, any pro-2nd Amendment ruling is a huge victory in Connecticut, considering the current political climate. This ruling addresses a glaring Catch-22 in which a resident could legally purchase an item but have no way of legally transporting it home.

MisterMike
December 17, 2014, 05:36 PM
It will only set a precedent in CT since it's a state court ruling on state law.

That's correct, but it can be looked to for guidance in states that don't have clear precedent on the issue. Not binding, but potentially persuasive. Also, though I'm trying to figure out how this might play out, in some instances, the USSC has looked to legal developments among the states to determine standard to be applied at the federal level. Any win, anywhere, is a positive development.

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