"The Fourth Circuit Runs Roughshod over Heller and the Second Amendment"


#1

NR Link to Story

Here’s Adam Kraut’s Piece

“Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protection to the weapons of war that the Heller decision explicitly excluded from such coverage.”

The only time they’ll EVER say they don’t have the power. What does it take to catch a break around here? My state, Oregon, is trying to pass more gun control.

At what point do we say “enough”?


#2

People say they need guns to protect their freedom, then willingly give up both when the government tells them to.


#3

I saw this comment on another blog, and though I would pass it on:

[Congress should] pass a damn law at long-last stating it is “illegal for any state or local official to pass a law banning the possession, sale, or manufacture of [firearms] in the interest of upholding the RKBA” and daring SCOTUS to overturn its own incorporation of a civil liberty and at the same time deny congressional supremacy in the area of defending civil liberties from state oppression. You’d think there would be more than enough support from the “Pro-gun NRA-owned” party with a majority of both houses and the presidency to pull this off, considering there is ample authority for them to do so, yet I’m sure such an obvious and appropriate solution to the problem is beyond their notice.


#4

It’s really frustrating. I don’t think the majority of gun owners fully back the 2a. I’d bet maybe 80% are Fudds.
Someone on ar15.com said that they wanted more gun control so the gun owners are made into criminals, and then maybe they’ll do something about it.


#5

I agree on the fudds. You should see all the people losing their minds over PA allowing semiautomatic rifles to be used for hunting. You would think the State had passed a law allowing grenade launchers instead of semiautomatic rifles.


#6

Too many people have the mentality that as long as their pet firearm use isn’t limited or restricted, they don’t care. They just don’t get the whole picture or comprehend the overall end game those fighting against the Second Amendment are really after.

As far as the “NRA Owned Party”, to the most part, they aren’t any better than the other party. They both want the same thing , one party just wants to go at it at a slower pace. The authority is there but there is still too many “establishment” types. With work and some luck, maybe we can change that by holding our elected official’s feet to the fire and cleaning out the “dead wood” in 2018.


#7

Contact your reps and tell them they are violating the Constitution and that anything they do involving firearms is an invalid law.


#8

Not a bad idea, I’ll give that a shot. I’ve sent them stuff before, but I just get auto-spammed. One of my D reps cosponsored the old HPA and I sent a thank you, and then I got crap saying how he cosponsored it. They probably don’t bother reading it.


#9

My Representative is how he is supposed to be. Seen often at events that have no direct benefit to his election. And he responds when written to and in more than a cookie cutter, form letter approach. Our Democratic Senator responds but with a cookie cutter form letter telling us how he supports the Second Amendment and one’s right to hunt. One never hears a thing from our Republican Senator other than pandering email news letters and when he supports things like the Toomey/Manchin background check collaboration. The only reason he is still in office is because his Democratic opponent was worse. Senator Casey? The man got into office by his daddy’s name and hasn’t done a darn thing for his State or country since. I have no clue how he’s still in office. The big Democrat urban centers must be the reason but that is only a guess. Hopefully, that will change this next election.