DC Handgun ban goes to the Supreme Court.

Discussion in 'Gun Legislation' started by zembonez, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. zembonez

    zembonez TGT Addict

    Feb 22, 2008
    Republic of Texas
    Worth a quick read. 2nd amendment basically on trial at the Supreme Court level. It's about Washington DC's handgun ban but a ruling could make waves across the country.


  2. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

    May 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    This is going to be the Roe vs. Wade for the 2nd Amendment.

    I believe that the 14th, 2nd, and 9th Amendments will uphold our rights as gun owners. Here is a statement from a former Supreme Court judge regarding the 9th Amendment's powers.

    "[T]he Framers did not intend that the first eight amendments be construed to exhaust the basic and fundamental rights.... I do not mean to imply that the .... Ninth Amendment constitutes an independent source of rights protected from infringement by either the States or the Federal Government....While the Ninth Amendment - and indeed the entire Bill of Rights - originally concerned restrictions upon federal power, the subsequently enacted Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the States as well from abridging fundamental personal liberties. And, the Ninth Amendment, in indicating that not all such liberties are specifically mentioned in the first eight amendments, is surely relevant in showing the existence of other fundamental personal rights, now protected from state, as well as federal, infringement."

    This is the 2nd Amendment:

    "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."

    This is the 9th Amendment:

    "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

    This is the 14th Amendment:

    "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States"

    If this is not ruled in our favor then the Supreme Court should be hung for treason, and all that approved it in Congress should already have been sacked for the blaspheme against the Law of the Land.
  3. murfdog

    murfdog Member

    Mar 5, 2008
    2nd Amendment

    +1 could not have said it better myself.
  4. WyattT

    WyattT New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    here we go boys, in a month, everything will be different, for better or worse.
  5. zembonez

    zembonez TGT Addict

    Feb 22, 2008
    Republic of Texas
    If they rule on law as it is written and abide by the constitution, then we will be happy with the result.

    If they play Supreme Court Gods and legislate from the bench, prepare for a fight.
  6. phatcyclist

    phatcyclist Active Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Austin, TX

    Just a few memorable snippets.

    Chief Justice Roberts asks why the Framers would refer to "the right of the people" if the Second Amendment was not intended to protect an individual right.

    Justice Kennedy says the first clause of the Second Amendment can be read as reaffirming the militia clauses, and can be read to support an individual right to bear arms.

    Justice Scalia says he sees no contradiction between reading the second clause as guaranteeing an individual right and the first clause as affirming the importance of the militia. "The two clauses go together beautifully," Scalia says.

    This is going well for us right now.
  7. Slotback

    Slotback Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    I believe that in many other SC decisions, the term "the people" was construed to mean an individual. If that is the case, then we are in great shape from that angle. I think the Justices have their minds made up. We won't get everything, but it is a start.
  8. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

    Feb 21, 2008
    Austin, TX
    God lets keep our fingers crossed and hope things fare well with our side of the debate. Man a minute by minute update of the proceedings?! This seems to be one of the most hotly contested debates around, as well it should be.
  9. David

    David Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    North Texas
    God damned DC counsel and Respondents counsel are all retards.
  10. HKpre86

    HKpre86 New Member

    Feb 28, 2008
    East Texas
    Just heard on Fox news that it will be June before we find out what they decide?

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