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Federal Judge Laurence Silberman on the 2nd Amendment

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Corey, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Corey

    Corey Well-Known Member

    An Interesting interview with Judge Laurence Silberman who wrote the 2007 opinion in Parker vs. the District of Columbia. From Silberman in the interview: “When the case first came to me, I had been under the impression…that the Second Amendment [the right to bear arms] was a collective right. When I looked into it, I concluded to the contrary.”
    Another good quote "But the essential point is that the framers of the Constitution were skilled lawyers. The Prefatory Clause describes the Federal purpose. But the operative language, the right to keep and bear arms was perceived by the framers and the way it was drafted is clear that this is true as a preexisting right. It was not a Right granted by the Constitution, it was Right that was protected by the Constitution."

    This is a 40 minute interview on a variety of topics, the first 15 minutes are on RKBA

    Too bad he did not get nominated to the Supreme Court instead of Sotomayor
  2. Leanwolf

    Leanwolf Well-Known Member

    With that politically INcorrect intellect, Judge Silberman would never have even been considered by The Great Lord Obamacus Rex The Magnificent, The One Mighty And Strong, The Most Righteous Savior Of Mankind.

    Or, as is said in today's White House, "Constitutionalists need not apply."

  3. MisterMike

    MisterMike Well-Known Member

    Corey, thanks for sharing this. It's great to see that thoughtful jurists who have critically examined these questions have come to this same conclusion.

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