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Appeals court overturns D.C. gun ban

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by poncho, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    By BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 5 minutes ago


    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" on enrollment in a militia.

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  2. EdSutton

    EdSutton New Member

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    It's about time, if not long past time. I don't ever recall the Second Amendment to the US Constitution being repealed, despite how much some wish it were. And FTR, I do not, and have not ever owned a handgun of any sort, save a .25 'pea-shooter' for a couple of months, and that over thirty years ago.

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  3. Jack Matthews

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    So, the ruling will most likely be appealed to a Supreme Court that will, by either a 5-4 or 6-3 ruling, overturn the appeal.
     
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