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Will this become precedent?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by usmarine0352_2005, Mar 7, 2012.

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  1. usmarine0352_2005

    usmarine0352_2005 Member

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    This comes from the recent 2nd Amendment case in Maryland. Do you think this will be kept as precedent or overturned? And if it is not overturned will it set important precedent for future 2nd Amendment cases?



    http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/maryland-ruling-a-huge-victory-for-ccw-and-saf



    ‘The Court finds that the right to bear arms is not limited to the home..’—Judge Benson E. Legg



    “A citizen may not be required to offer a good and substantial reason why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The right‘s existence is all the reason he needs.”—Judge Benson E. Legg



    “In addition to self-defense, the (Second Amendment) right was also understood to allow for militia membership and hunting. To secure these rights, the Second Amendment‘s protections must extend beyond the home: neither hunting nor militia training is a household activity, and ‘self-defense has to take place wherever [a] person happens to be’.”—Judge Benson E. Legg



    "Those who drafted and ratified the Second Amendment surely knew that the right they were enshrining carried a risk of misuse, and states have considerable latitude to channel the exercise of the right in ways that will minimize that risk. States may not, however, seek to reduce the danger by means of widespread curtailment of the right itself. [E]ven the most legitimate goal may not be advanced in a constitutionally impermissible manner." —Judge Benson E. Legg

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  2. allaroundhunter

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    I sure hope that it becomes precedent
     
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    Hypnogator, that link doesn't work
     
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