US court overturns DC handgun ban

#1
I thought this was interesting and educational:

Since 1976, the private possession of handguns had been prohibited in the nation's capital, while rifles and shotguns had been required to be locked away or dismantled.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the ruling would not affect the work of his coalition, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which advocates stricter gun laws.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7474924.stm
 
#2
Yes, the ban on handguns made D.C. so much safer...

I just bought a new rifle yesterday. Waiting for it to be delivered...

NTM
 
#3
Robert A. Heinlein said:
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
 
#4
California_Tanker said:
Yes, the ban on handguns made D.C. so much safer...

I just bought a new rifle yesterday. Waiting for it to be delivered...

NTM
C_T, if you ever want to engage in a civil 'right to arms' conversation, let me know and me and you (and no doubt Trippy) can go at it. If i don't convince you that the Supreme Court decision was a terrible one then I will give up any pretense of being sane.
 
#5
Devil_Dog said:
California_Tanker said:
Yes, the ban on handguns made D.C. so much safer...

I just bought a new rifle yesterday. Waiting for it to be delivered...

NTM
C_T, if you ever want to engage in a civil 'right to arms' conversation, let me know and me and you (and no doubt Trippy) can go at it. If i don't convince you that the Supreme Court decision was a terrible one then I will give up any pretense of being sane.
There is no civil 'right to arms' in the USA it is a constitutional right.

You are a moron and trying to pander to tripe in his advanced state of Alzheimers as a debate partner is hillarious.
 
#6
Ctauch,

Eat a dick.

Until this morning , the right of every Tom, Dick and Harry to bear arms was restricted to a "well organised militia."

Not any more.

If I have a right to pack a piece, what the hell do I need a permit for? Why the hell do I need a background check for? After all I am not a felon or mentally unstable.

'Tis a sad day in America. A sad day indeed.
 
#7
Devil_Dog said:
After all I am not... or mentally unstable.
Oh really the jury's out on that one.

Read the opinion and don't spout CNN talking points, maybe you'll get it ;-)
 
#8
CN who?


Jury? Whay Jury?

If there is anybody spouting off silly talking points it is you. Do you even know what the Second Amendment says?

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Tell me where it says you and me have a right to a firearm.
 
#9
This is a tragedy for Washington. The handgun ban was instrumental in stopping crazed snipers from murdering innocent people.*




*This is an example of irony.
 
#10
Devil_Dog said:
CN who?


Jury? Whay Jury?

If there is anybody spouting off silly talking points it is you. Do you even know what the Second Amendment says?

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Tell me where it says you and me have a right to a firearm.
Read the majority opinion and get a clue

http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/07pdf/07-290.pdf

you're welcome.
 
#11
Majority in a crowd of nine. Ask the millions out there who think guns running amok is a bad idea. With this decision, the Supreme Court reversed years and years of declining violent crime.

What better way to stop a fire than by throwing more fuel on it?
 
#12
Devil_Dog said:
Majority in a crowd of nine. Ask the millions out there who think guns running amok is a bad idea. With this decision, the Supreme Court reversed years and years of declining violent crime.

What better way to stop a fire than by throwing more fuel on it?
Oh right like the ruling that came down where child rapists couldn't be put to death...shut up you cherry pickin' moron.

Read that decision and tell me where it was based in US constitutional law that 5 could decide that a child rapist could not be executed.
Don't try you won't find it but run the maze and humor me.

At least Scalia had legal and historical foot notes that even pursuaded Kennedy to crossover from the previous child rape decision. So either Kennedy is insane (which is likely) or he had no reasonable argument against (more likely).
 
#13
Ctauch,

You have been listening to the Rush Limbaugh Show (you bastard) haven't you.

Please note that Justice Kennedy was the tiebreaker in both cases,

This will undercut your case about activist justices. You little piece of crap.

Justice was aborted today.

More guns in suburbia means more crimes means more innocent lives lost.
 
#14
Devil_Dog said:
Ctauch,

You have been listening to the Rush Limbaugh Show (you fatherless) haven't you.

Please note that Justice Kennedy was the tiebreaker in both cases,

This will undercut your case about activist justices. You little piece of crap.

Justice was aborted today.

More guns in suburbia means more crimes means more innocent lives lost.
What???

The Scalia opinion was rooted in the framer's words and the Kenndy opinion (don't kill child rapist) was rooted in fuck all but non-sense. your point is what??

go away you are a complete and utter moron, would do you good not sucking farts from tripes arrse, clearly it has caused you damage
 
#15
Calm the feck down, Shi.t Ouch.

Scalia's decision rests on the foundation that he thinks the constitution is dead and should never be disturbed.

The Constitution is an enduring document but not a "living" one, and its meaning must be protected and not repeatedly altered to suit the whims of society, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said in Milwaukee on Tuesday
http://www2.jsonline.com/news/metro/mar01/scalia14031301a.asp


Never mind that the originators did not foresee a day when guns would be used as freely as a contraceptive.
 
#16
Given that the Militia is defined in the US Code as "all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States" I'd argue that even if one wanted to try the militia argument, I'm still entitled a firearm.

NTM
 
#17
ctauch said:
Robert A. Heinlein said:
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Proves the rule that Spams don't do irony, given:

a. That you are as a rule rude fat b'stards.
b. The number of handgun deaths in your country.
 
#18
Devil_Dog said:
California_Tanker said:
Yes, the ban on handguns made D.C. so much safer...

I just bought a new rifle yesterday. Waiting for it to be delivered...

NTM
C_T, if you ever want to engage in a civil 'right to arms' conversation, let me know and me and you (and no doubt Trippy) can go at it. If i don't convince you that the Supreme Court decision was a terrible one then I will give up any pretense of being sane.
If criminals are "allowed" to posess firearms, why shouldn't law abiding citizens be allowed too?
 

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#19
Well its about time that Washington fell into line with the rest of the US States wich allow use of pistols etc for self defense in the home. Yes the beverley hillbillies are odd but its their country and their laws allow you to defend yourself then crims will have to stop breaking in knowing that only they will have the guns. I dont advocate a totally armed society, not even the Israelis do that but the right to defend your family at home should be enshrined in law, lets face it if you hate someone you go and get them, you dont entice them into your house and then shoot them with your registered firearm do you?
 
#20
Devil_Dog said:
Majority in a crowd of nine. Ask the millions out there who think guns running amok is a bad idea. With this decision, the Supreme Court reversed years and years of declining violent crime.

What better way to stop a fire than by throwing more fuel on it?
Your guns have legs!

Perhaps those involved in the pro/contra firearms ownership debate ought to have a quick gander at Switzerland. It has a per capita firearms density HIGHER than the USA. Swiss males of military age keep an assault rifle (StGw 90) plus a sealed can of ammo AT HOME. Full auto weapons may also be privately owned. Switzerland is a VERY peaceful country, and Hitler was advised by his Generals not to even think about invading.
 

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