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SCOTUS: People have the right to own guns

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by EStreetJoe, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    I think they ruled wrong...

    longer story here http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/06/26/scotus.guns/index.html
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Why do you think that?
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Not certain they should have touched this one . . . but that said, would rather they ruled this way, than the other way.

    Downsides on both sides, but this is better. Registration laws remain in effect.
  4. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    I foresee a drop in militia membership...
  5. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    At the time the Constitution was ratified the militias didn't have any army base to live at, they lived in their homes, so the amendment clearly addressed that issue.
    I believe the amendment clearly applies to the militia and not to individual ownership. So states and cities can put restrictions on gun ownership.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    States and cities can still restrict gun ownership thru registration.

    And banning gun ownership will not prevent people who want firearms from possessing them.
  7. It does in other countries, though, correct?
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Well, you ain't on the Supreme Court, so what you believe doesn't really matter in this case.
    I think sanity has finally prevailed on the High Court.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    In practical terms, no. Don't know of many places where you can't somehow obtain a gun should you really, really want one.
  10. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    So you're in favor of state and local legislative rights - except when you're against them. Interesting.
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Damn liberal activist judges!!!

    Can't wait to read the full opinions on this one.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Watch the 6 p.m. or the 11 p.m. news tonight and eliminate all the stories that involve unregistered handguns.

    What would the news look like?

    And if we cannot enforce registering them, why should we allow them?
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