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    This is probably one of the most important decisions.

    This is probably one of the most important decisions the Surpreme Court will ever rule on if they take the case. It directly effects the 2nd Admendment.


    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=3557023&page=1

    The District of Columbia appealed to the Supreme Court Tuesday, asking to uphold its decade-long ban on private ownership of handguns, paving the way for a possible Second Amendment showdown in the high court.
    Attorneys representing D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty petitioned the Supreme Court in an effort to save the district's gun law, arguing that access to a handgun would be a direct threat to D.C. residents: "Whatever right the Second Amendment guarantees, it does not require the district to stand by while its citizens die."
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    Part of the mayor's concern is that more handguns, even legal ones, would ultimately cause more problems. "The District of Columbia has too many handguns," Fenty said. "Putting more handguns, even quote-unquote legal ones, into the quote-unquote law-abiding citizens could get into the hands of people who are going to use them in the commission of crimes."
    The petition asks the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling from earlier this year that struck down the D.C. gun ban.

    March Federal Court Rules on D.C. Gun Ban

    The overturned law, which went into effect in 1976, banned residents from owning a handgun unless they already had a permit. In 2003 six D.C. residents challenged that law, arguing that the city violated their Second Amendment right to "keep and bear arms."
    On March 9, 2007, the U.S.Court of Appeals for D.C. agreed. In a 2-1 ruling, the appeals court said the Constitution's Second Amendment protects a person's right to own a gun. (Federal Court Strikes Down D.C. Gun Ban by Jan Crawford Greenburg, March 9, 2007.)
    The district will argue that the Second Amendment does not prevent the city from enacting reasonable regulations to limit gun possessions in order to protect residents.
    The petition raises one question, "whether the Second Amendment forbids the District of Columbia from banning private possession of handguns while allowing possession of rifles and shotguns."
    Lawyers for the district say that question could allow the justices to narrowly decide the case by saying D.C. law already gives residents the ability to protect themselves with other types of weapons.

    D.C. Takes Gun Battle to Supreme Court
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    I still don't really understand how they can screw around with the constitution. The Second Amendment is very simply worded. Anyone who is able to read is able to understand it. Anyone except politicians and lawyers, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaraJ View Post
    I still don't really understand how they can screw around with the constitution. The Second Amendment is very simply worded. Anyone who is able to read is able to understand it. Anyone except politicians and lawyers, of course.
    IT'S D.C.!!! DUH, All the self righteous politicians are there.. They try it in their own back yard then it's off to your yard to enact their new laws. It's all BS.

    Join a group like the NRA to help keep our 2nd Amendment rights!
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    I think the liberals would love to disarm teh American public. If only the government has guns then you'll have to toe the mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Man View Post
    IT'S D.C.!!! DUH, All the self righteous politicians are there.. They try it in their own back yard then it's off to your yard to enact their new laws. It's all BS.

    Join a group like the NRA to help keep our 2nd Amendment rights!

    Are you, in your own subtle way, trying to tell me that politicians are all assholes? If so, I agree about 110% They talk about enacting "tough" legislation against (fill in the blank) but when the law actually comes out you can't figure out of what use it is or how to implement it. Which is OK because it's so flawed that it won't stand up in court anyway. Judge Roy Bean had the answer, "Hang 'em."

 

 

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