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  1. #1 District of Columbia v. Heller 
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    The opinion was written by Scalia.

    The decision was split 5-4.

    The DC gun ban has been rejected.

    The Supreme Court has affirmed the individual right to bear arms. Thanks for giving us a scare Scalia (opinions are issued in order of seniority, Alito had the first, Scalia had the second, leaving Scalia, Roberts, or Stevens to author Heller).

    ... in other news the Millionaire's Amendment (Davis v. FEC), which required certain reporting of spending if an individual desired to spend more than $350,000 of his own money in a political campaign, was struck down as unconstitutional. The ruling was 5-4 along ideological grounds (Kennedy joined Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts in supporting free speech).
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    Sanity prevails in the Heller case.

    :D
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    Great ruling on the Heller case.:D....... now off to DU to watch some heads explode!
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    Opinion available here if anyone is interested.

    157 pages, hah!
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    Some further details from the opinion.

    - Restriction on ownership by felons or mentally ill are allowable.
    - Schools, Government buildings, and 'sensative zones' can remain gun-free.
    - Conditions on the sale of guns can be Constitutional (background checks, etc.)

    - A total handgun ban is unacceptable.
    - Trigger lock provisions or "disassemble & store" provisions are likewise unconstitutional.

    - Licensing of weapons was not challenged by Heller, and therefore not addressed.
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    - Trigger lock provisions or "disassemble & store" provisions are likewise unconstitutional.
    Yay! I still recall the Merced Pitchfork murders. Those kids would be alive today if California didn't have that ridiculous safe storage law. :mad:
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    The Constitution wins!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReaganForRus View Post
    Great ruling on the Heller case.:D....... now off to DU to watch some heads explode!
    :D

    This is awesome news!!! I may actually join you.
    Gun Control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound - Unknown


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    Awesome. This is a pivotal decision as it establishes the 2nd as an individual, not a collective, right. Fiften minutes after the ruling was announced a suit was filed against Chicago.
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    This is great news, but it also points out how lucky we were to have had Bush appointing Supreme Court Justices the last 8 years instead of Gore and Kerry.

    It also points out how tenuous our Constitutional rights are and just how much damage could be done if Obama gets to appoint Justices.
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