Limited gun ban urged - More on D.C. Fenty Folly

Discussion in 'National Laws, Bills and Politics' started by Vir Quisque Vir, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Vir Quisque Vir

    Vir Quisque Vir New Member

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    http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/

    Perhaps on Nov 9th or thereabouts conference on the case. Cross-petition filing will be assessed at the same time. D.C. is arguing that self-defense with rifles and shotguns is lawful in D.C. Self-defense is permitted, depending on how fast an elderly female victim can assemble her 7 pound shotgun and find the shells to put in it and aim it at the bad guy. Otherwise, how good an offensive blow she can yield with the shotgun itself in time to survive. The intellect of these D.C. officials just underwhelms me. :shock:
     

  2. Gunstar1

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    Well it was far better than their petition.

    They also finally explained why they keep ignoring the functional firearm ban... the court ruled that it was the functional ban on handguns that was unconstitutional but did not rule that it applied to rifles and shotguns.
     
  3. Vir Quisque Vir

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    SCOTUS Blog quote

    "The Supreme Court will consider two petitions growing out of the Second Amendment dispute over a District of Columbia ban on private possession of handguns at its Conference on Nov. 9, according to the Court’s electronic docket on Wednesday.

    The two cases are the city’s appeal — District of Columbia v. Heller (07-290) — challenging a D.C. Circuit Court ruling last March striking down the handgun ban under the Second Amendment, and a cross-petition by five city residents — Parker v. District of Columbia (07-335) — seeking to join in the case to add their own legal complaints about the city gun control law.

    Because the two sides have framed the Second Amendment question in different ways in their papers in 07-290, it is conceivable that, should the Court grant review, it might choose to rephrase the issue itself.

    The earliest that an order on the fate of the two cases would emerge is probably Tuesday, Nov. 13. The case, if granted, would probably be heard in February or March."
     
  4. kkennett

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    It will be very interesting indeed to see what the court does with the question. If they simply pick the petitioner's question, that may not bode well for us. Certainly the converse is also true. If they craft it themselves, that would be rare.
     
  5. Vir Quisque Vir

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    The appeal D.C. made glossed over the idea that virtually NO functional firearms exist in the District of Columbia. It is hard to restrict arguments even to handguns, even though shotguns and rifles are permitted. Therein lies the rub. How can D.C. argue that because they permit rifles and shotguns (NON-FUNCTIONAL in self-defense, which they say is legal) and then say it is therefore okay to ban handguns? That is just what they are trying to do, and restrict the question in the process. THAT logic would not get past a 6th grader. The worst thing the Supreme Court can do, even more than not grant cert, is to rule strictly on the dumb arse question that D.C. has posed. I THINK those Supremes are a lot smarter than that.