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  1. #1 Has anything really changed with Heller?? 
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    I applaud what the SCOTUS did with Heller but they left the door wide open for "reasonable regulation" not to be reasonable.

    Heller is no better off now than he was before because the SCOTUS didn't have the guts to define reasonable like they did with the First Amendment.

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    DC Rejects Handgun Application
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    WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- District residents can start registering their guns today. But at least one very high profile application was already rejected.

    Dick Heller is the man who brought the lawsuit against the District's 32-year-old ban on handguns. He was among the first in line Thursday morning to apply for a handgun permit.

    But when he tried to register his semi-automatic weapon, he says he was rejected. He says his gun has seven bullet clip. Heller says the City Council legislation allows weapons with fewer than eleven bullets in the clip. A spokesman for the DC Police says the gun was a bottom-loading weapon, and according to their interpretation, all bottom-loading guns are outlawed because they are grouped with machine guns.

    Besides obtaining paperwork to buy new handguns, residents also can register firearms they've had illegally under a 180-day amnesty period.

    Though residents will be allowed to begin applying for handgun permits, city officials have said the entire process could take weeks or months.
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    Sounds like it is time for more lawsuits. The DC officials are going to act like spoiled children that did not get their way for awhile because they lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gator View Post
    I applaud what the SCOTUS did with Heller but they left the door wide open for "reasonable regulation" not to be reasonable.

    Heller is no better off now than he was before because the SCOTUS didn't have the guts to define reasonable like they did with the First Amendment.

    http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/stor...4036&catid=158

    DC Rejects Handgun Application
    Posted By: Daniel Guzman 2 hrs ago


    WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- District residents can start registering their guns today. But at least one very high profile application was already rejected.

    Dick Heller is the man who brought the lawsuit against the District's 32-year-old ban on handguns. He was among the first in line Thursday morning to apply for a handgun permit.

    But when he tried to register his semi-automatic weapon, he says he was rejected. He says his gun has seven bullet clip. Heller says the City Council legislation allows weapons with fewer than eleven bullets in the clip. A spokesman for the DC Police says the gun was a bottom-loading weapon, and according to their interpretation, all bottom-loading guns are outlawed because they are grouped with machine guns.

    Besides obtaining paperwork to buy new handguns, residents also can register firearms they've had illegally under a 180-day amnesty period.

    Though residents will be allowed to begin applying for handgun permits, city officials have said the entire process could take weeks or months.

    The value of Heller was not locally but nationally. It stopped the gun grabbers from expanding their power and having it codified with a SCOTUS decision. As for the locals in DC, it only gives them a basis for another lawsuit. The rest of us benefit because it will likely slow down the anti-constitutionalist efforts to expand their power.
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    The politicians who run D.C. have come out and said that they will take every step to keep guns out of the District. They are going to impose regulations on any handgun that isn't muzzle loaded with a horn of gunpowder and a lead slug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Constitutionally Speaking View Post
    The value of Heller was not locally but nationally. It stopped the gun grabbers from expanding their power and having it codified with a SCOTUS decision. As for the locals in DC, it only gives them a basis for another lawsuit. The rest of us benefit because it will likely slow down the anti-constitutionalist efforts to expand their power.

    Let’s hope Heller sues and Federal marshals are called in to enforce Heller's Constitutional rights.

    The Supreme Court ORDERED DC to issue him a handgun license.

    If Bush had any guts he would send the marshals in with Heller and arrest anybody that refuses to give him the permit.
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    He registered his handgun successfully. Now (as I heard on the news on the way home), he's talking about suing DC because he can't register a semi-automatic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    He registered his handgun successfully. Now (as I heard on the news on the way home), he's talking about suing DC because he can't register a semi-automatic.
    I can't imagine where you would even get a non-semi-automatic pistol? Do they even make those anymore? I think even a revolver could fit the definition of "semi-automatic."
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    Or it may have been "automatic". I know (and care) very little about any kind of firearm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Or it may have been "automatic". I know (and care) very little about any kind of firearm.
    Single-action weapons require the shooter to manually reload a new chamber. Pull the trigger, shoot a bullet. Operate action, eject casing and load new cartridge. Pull the trigger, shoot a bullet. Think of a pump-action shotgun.

    Semi-automatics are those which automatically reload a new chamber after the first is fired. Pull the trigger, shoot a bullet. Pull the trigger, shoot a bullet. Just about every pistol you would ever see in an action flick.

    Automatic weapons are those that fire a number of bullets from one pull of the trigger. Think machine guns.

    Also, according to this story, Heller was refused a permit for his semiautomatic handgun. Fox reports that revolvers would be legal under the ongoing ban.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gator View Post
    Let’s hope Heller sues and Federal marshals are called in to enforce Heller's Constitutional rights.

    The Supreme Court ORDERED DC to issue him a handgun license.

    If Bush had any guts he would send the marshals in with Heller and arrest anybody that refuses to give him the permit.

    I would pay good money to see that!
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