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Friday, March 09, 2007

Some Good News On The 2-A Front!

Source: yahoonews
Appeals court overturns D.C. gun ban

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court overturned the District of Columbia's long-standing handgun ban Friday, rejecting the city's argument that the Second Amendment right to bear arms applied only to militias.

In a 2-1 decision, the judges held that the activities protected by the Second Amendment "are not limited to militia service, nor is an individual's enjoyment of the right contingent upon his or her continued intermittent enrollment in the militia."

The court also ruled the D.C. requirement that registered firearms be kept unloaded, disassembled and under trigger lock was unconstitutional.

In 2004, a lower-court judge had told six city residents that they did not have a constitutional right to own handguns. The plaintiffs include residents of high-crime neighborhoods who wanted the guns for protection.
You have to love that argument, we can't keep you safe but how dare you attempt to keep yourself safe? If that isn't the simplest encapsulation of "Big Government Thinking" I don't know what is.

The Divine Miss M has the round-up.

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