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Friday, March 09, 2007

U.S. Court of Appeals: 2nd Amendment protects individual right

And now for a HUGE interruption of my long litany of bad news on the gun rights front. A decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Washington has determined the obvious--that the "collective right" interpretation of the Second Amendment is utter hogwash.

The decision came in a battle over the Constitutionality of Washington DC's longstanding ban on handguns. This ruling marks a vast, and long overdue shift in the way federal courts have looked at gun rights. The battle is far from over, with a Supreme Court fight looking likely, but the outlook may be brighter than it has been since 1934.

This will be a short entry, because I'm still trying to figure out the complexities (the entire decision--all 75 pages of it--is here), but there will be plenty of news about this for quite awhile.

The Victim Proliferation Center is in a shrieking, hysterical panic over it. The last sentence is absolutely classic:

While today’s decision is a dream come true for America’s gun lobby and gunmakers, it may mark the beginning of a long, national nightmare from which we will never recover as nation.
Aww--poor sheeple. It's enough to make them lose their appetite for tofu-kiwi burgers. I'm waiting with bated breath for what the Gun Guys have to say about it.

This could be huge, folks.

4 comments:

gravyboy77 said...

WooHoo....I doubt the supreme court is going to take this up (at least i hope not). The way it stands now, if this survives a second appeal this would be the
law of the land. I wonder what mayor king richard will do when the good people are allowed to have guns in his city?

45superman said...

I'm still trying to catch up with what, specifically, is likely to happen--but I do know that our position has suddenly gotten vastly stronger than it has been in a very long time.

BobG said...

The VPC people are really wetting their panties over this, aren't they?
They make it sound like the country will turn into Mad Max Land.

hairy hobbit said...

Wasn't it already "mad max" in DC?