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    Justices extend gun owner rights nationwide

    By Mark Sherman, Associated Press Writer

    June 28, 2010

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court held Monday that the Constitution’s Second Amendment restrains government’s ability to significantly limit "the right to keep and bear arms," advancing a recent trend by the John Roberts-led bench to embrace gun rights.

    By a narrow, 5-4 vote, the justices also signaled, however, that some limitations on the right could survive legal challenges.

    Writing for the court in a case involving restrictive laws in Chicago and one of its suburbs, Justice Samuel Alito said that the Second Amendment right "applies equally to the federal government and the states."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_supreme_court_guns

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    Talk about a big kick in the balls to the left.
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    Great news & a great start to allow Chicago residents the protection of having a handgun in the home!
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    Wait a minute! Did the SCOTUS state that the Bill of Rights applies to all Americans? Everywhere in America? Why, that's just the sort of radical, reactionary thinking that Obama was elected to stop. :D
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    5 to 4. :mad:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    5 to 4. :mad:

    If Comrade Kagin is confirmed, we are doomed. Just look at the lying bag of wind Sotomajor. She lied to get confirmed. Pieces of crap, every single liberal is a lying piece of feces.
    it was 5-4, but Steven's vote was part of the dissent. so it wont matter. Fortunately we've had 2 liberals retire and none of the conservatives. now....if Ginsberg holds on till after 2012, we'll be good :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    it was 5-4, but Steven's vote was part of the dissent. so it wont matter. Fortunately we've had 2 liberals retire and none of the conservatives. now....if Ginsberg holds on till after 2012, we'll be good :D
    If they had an ounce of decency and love of Country and Constitution, the vote would have been 9-0.
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    While I still mark this one in the win column, here comes Chicago obstruction.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fox News
    The expected narrowness of the court's decision today had already encouraged Mayor Richard Daley and the city of Chicago to threaten last week to effectively undo the Supreme Court decision with new regulations.

    Daley promised to quickly adopt all the regulations that Washington adopted in 2008 after its gun ban was struck down, as well as some additional ones. To get a handgun permit in Washington, applicants must pay fees over $550, make four trips to the police station, and take two different tests.

    Taking the court's 2008 decision that all handguns can't be banned, Washington went so far as to still ban all semi-automatic handguns that can hold a clip. Chicago plans on doing the same but adding a requirement that gun owners buy insurance that covers any incidents that might arise from the weapon.

    From: Court's Gun Decision An Important Win for Americans Who Want to Defend Themselves

    This is just plain stupid. Despite D.C.'s obstruction to the decision, look at what has happened in D.C. from the same article:

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    Comparing Washington’s crime rates from January 1 to June 17 of this year to the same period in 2008, shows a 34 percent drop in murder. This drop puts D.C.'s murder rate back to where it was before the 1977 handgun ban. Indeed, the murder rate is as low as was before 1967.

    Other gun crimes have also fallen in Washington. While robberies without guns fell by 7 percent, robberies with gun fell by over 14 percent. Assaults with weapons other than guns fell by 7, but assaults using guns fell by over 20 percent.
    Maybe all those studies, both private and Congress initiated, which proved that more guns equates to less crime were correct after all?

    The case I'm waiting for is the case which strikes down the permit process. If owning and bearing (i.e. carrying) a firearm is an individual right, then the right is on equal footing with other individual rights such as free speech, religion, etc. If that is the case, then I don't need a permit to speak freely, and I don't need a permit to join a religion. Why would I need a permit to own and carry a firearm?
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