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May 08, 2002
DOJ Supports 2nd Amendment Individual Rights
The story is everywhere, but I had to mention it with a moment of happy silence. There is some chance that this long overlooked right may finally get full recognition. The only thing missing is a good definitive Supreme Court case in this beneficial environment. Interestingly, the anti-gun folks have pointed out that the correct DOJ interpretation endangers quite a few gun laws on the books.
It will be very funny when a future decision says that U.S. v. Miller specifically endorses private ownership of auto selectable M-16s.
California is but a case away from having much of its onerous restrictions nixed. Interestingly, I doubt that this will stop waiting periods which I don't have much of a problem with. I do hope it curtails the 1 handgun a month restriction (1 per waiting period might be palatable) and 10 round clip enforcement.
The best news of all is that this will hopefully start to unwind the damage that could and has been caused to the other amendments through ignoring the Second not to mention the inherent racism of most of the gun laws in the first place.
Posted by hoffmang | May 08, 2002 11:44 PM