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Parker: D.C. Petition for Rehearing of Gun Ban Case Denied

Discussion in 'Activism' started by MikeHaas, May 8, 2007.

  1. MikeHaas

    MikeHaas Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2003

    D.C. Petition for Rehearing of Gun Ban Case Denied

    WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

    "Today, in a 6-4 vote, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a motion by the D.C. government to reconsider the court's blockbuster opinion in Parker v. District of Columbia. On March 9, the court held in Parker that "the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms," striking down a 31-year old ban on guns in the nation's capital. Moreover, the court continued, activities protected by the Amendment "are not limited to militia service, nor is an individual's enjoyment of the right contingent upon his or her continued or intermittent enrollment in the militia."

    That means the D.C. handgun ban is unconstitutional and, unless the Supreme Court overturns the Parker decision, the ban will have to be lifted. Most likely, the D.C. government will now ask the Supreme Court to review the appellate court decision. If so, the high court could decide this summer whether to take the case." ...

    Mike Haas
  2. Chad

    Chad Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2003
    Central Florida
    That's an excellent step!

    I wonder if they'll do that. Their gun-banning advisors may advise against it.

    I trust that this will get moved to the Activism Discussion forum, 'cause it's something that is on my mind alot lately and I need other opinions.

    Of all the fights and actions and ideas out there, I think the most vital thing we need is a definitive ruling on the Second Amendment from the Supreme Court.

    What scares me is what if the SC doesn't interpret the 2A the way we all KNOW it was meant to be interpreted.

    We all know what to do with an executive or legislative branch that defies the Constitution.
    What is our recourse if the Supreme Court defies it?
  3. Car Knocker

    Car Knocker Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Salt Lake City, UT

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