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  1. #1 Supreme Court Gun Ban Ruling Expected Tomorrow (In the Morning!) 
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    The U.S. Supreme Court today did not release its long-awaited ruling on whether the District's handgun ban violates the Second Amendment. That means the potentially landmark decision will almost certainly come tomorrow morning when the court is planning to issue the last of its rulings for the term...snip
    The case, District of Columbia v. Heller, which was argued nearly four months ago, could settle the decades-old debate over whether the Second Amendment grants individuals the right to own firearms.

    Mayor Adrain M. Fenty is planning to hold a news conference at the John A. Wilson Building after the decision is announced.
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    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/dc/20...l?hpid=topnews
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    This is going to be hilarious.
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    They were saying on Hannity that they heard Scalia was writing the decision. Hope it's the majority and not minority opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FeebMaster View Post
    This is going to be hilarious.



    Yep at 10:02 EST the media will be saying the sky is falling or rednecks will be calling for the violent overthrow of our government.


    Rush Limbaugh might even be forced to talk a 2nd amendment issues for more than a soundbite tomoorrw too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    They were saying on Hannity that they heard Scalia was writing the decision. Hope it's the majority and not minority opinion.


    Question is what kind of majority. I predict 5-4 but at least three different views among the 5.
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    1.The genie is out of the bottle, and no way can they make people turn in their guns...aint gonna happen.

    200 million firearms already in public hands....RTKBA is safe.

    2. Any ruling will come down to states rights anyway.

    3. They have already agreed on pvt ownership of firearms in earlier hearings...this will more than likely be on regulation and whether a ban is constitutional or not..and that will come down to the separate states and their own Legislatures.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/20/wa...=2&oref=slogin
    Whether the handgun ban has reduced crime in a city surrounded by less restrictive jurisdictions is a matter of heated dispute. Crime in the District of Columbia has mirrored trends in the rest of the country, dropping quite sharply during the 1990s but now experiencing some increase.
    In striking down the District of Columbia law, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that an individual-right interpretation of the Second Amendment would still permit “reasonable regulations,” but that a flat ban was not reasonable.
    Denis Henigan, a lawyer at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which advocates strict gun control, said that if the justices agree with the appeals court, an important question for future cases will be “what legal standard the court will eventually adopt for evaluating other gun regulations.”
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    I suspect it will go like this:

    The absolute ban on handguns in DC will be overturned.

    If we are lucky there will be some statement that the Second Amendment is an individual right.

    There will be some weasel words in it about "reasonable restrictions" on the right to keep and bear arms. Those weasel words will be enough to keep most existing unreasonable laws in effect and to allow for the continuation of most anti gun laws in the country.

    Don’t ever underestimate the ability of the Court to be stupid. Just look at the ruling a couple of weeks ago on GITMO detainees if you don’t believe me.

    Besides, nothing much will change. If Obama get in power and nominates a couple of Liberals to the Supreme Court another case will come down a few years that will allow the anti gun wackos to redefine the laws to their benefit.

    Our government is pretty much out of control. All three branches are screwed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    1.The genie is out of the bottle, and no way can they make people turn in their guns...aint gonna happen.

    200 million firearms already in public hands....RTKBA is safe.

    2. Any ruling will come down to states rights anyway.

    3. They have already agreed on pvt ownership of firearms in earlier hearings...this will more than likely be on regulation and whether a ban is constitutional or not..and that will come down to the separate states and their own Legislatures.
    Instead of worrying about a court case in the US you eed to more concerned about the lack of righ to keep and bear arms in your own country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    2. Any ruling will come down to states rights anyway.
    If you want the gun issue to remain an issue of states rights, then you are saying that states have the ability to control, limit, or outright ban possession of guns.

    Personally, I want the 2nd amendment to be incorporated into the 14th amendment, like most of the rest of the Bill of Rights.
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    They struck down the ban - details to come. :)
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