Supreme Court to scrutinize state, local gun laws
State and local gun laws are in the cross hairs as the Supreme Court prepares for a historic oral argument Tuesday.
In the crosshairs... I don't get it? Oh, because some rifles have scopes with crosshair reticles. That is SO funny and witty. I wish that I was a brilliant newspaper journalist so that I could come up with clever lines like that.
The conservative majority that struck down Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban in 2008 appears poised to stretch the Second Amendment further. The session Tuesday will let justices test-fire arguments in a case in which the reasoning could be as intriguing as the outcome.
For gun owners and lawmakers, McDonald v. City of Chicago presents one bottom line: If the court agrees that the Second Amendment covers state and local governments, as seems likely, some but not all gun restrictions will be blown away.
Blown away... I don't get it...
For constitutional scholars, the court's means may be as important as its ends. To eliminate Chicago's gun ban, court conservatives could end up overturning a 137-year-old precedent that has hindered the expansion of new rights.
Let me explain to Seattle Times writer Michael Doyle a very simple truth. We have a right to keep and bear arms. This is not a "new" right. This is a natural right that our constitution prevents government from infringing upon.
In my world this means:
Background checks = government has no business doing them.
Issuing "licenses" to carry concealed = government has no business doing them.
Restricting capacity, style or cyclic rate of fire = government has no business doing it.
If you want a good example about how the unconstitutional NFA (national firearms act) is the dumbest thing ever:
This firearm has a fake suppressor to keep the barrel over 16" in length because it is a rifle due to it's buttstock.
This is the EXACT SAME FIREARM but since it it has the buttstock removed it is considered a pistol and does not need to be 16" in length.
Now you can purchase an SBR (short barrel rifle) as long as you tithe the government with $200 or if you are better than the rest of us and you work for government you can possess these weapons in your official capacity as "better than citizens."