The Weekly Sedition

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Sore Losers in D.C.

Filed under: Uncategorized — weeklysedition @ 11:36 PM

On 26 June 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller. This was a history-making decision by the Supremes in that this was the first time the Court had issued a decision on whether the Second Amendment protects an individual right [1], as gun rights advocates (such as myself) insist, or a collective “right” of the States [2].

Luckily for self-defense advocates, the Court voted (5-4) in favor of the individual view towards the Second. While D.C. v. Heller won’t erase the insanity foisted upon us by the 1939 U.S. v. Miller [3], it’s a step in the right direction.

Still, that doesn’t stop the victim disarmers and bigots against gun owners from trying to outlaw weapons, by hook or by crook. When Dick Heller went to actually register the handgun in question, the D.C. Police Department refused to allow him to register the pistol. Here’s the link —

DC Rejects Handgun Application

The gun-owner haters are scared for good reason — they see other cities with similar restrictions as next on our hit list. And they’re right. Chicago and New York City are just as bad as DC when it comes to the average person having the right to own and carry weapons recognized by city government.

Coming Next, Court Fights on Guns in Cities

NOTES

[1]    The Second doesn’t GIVE anyone the right to own and carry weapons. The Second is a pledge by government
        that a pre-existing right that every sapient individual has as a condition of being a sapient individual won’t
        be infringed by that government. We know how well people in government keep their promises.
[2]    Government bodies don’t have rights. Only individuals can have rights. Governments can only have
        specific powers delegated to them by the consenting governed population.
[3]    The decision in U.S. v. Miller stated that a sawed-off shotgun had no “military utility,” and thus didn’t qualify
        as a “militia weapon,” and therefore wasn’t covered by the Second Amendment. This is an outright fallacy in
        that sawed-off shotguns DID have military utility, as they were used by American troops in the trenches on
        the Western Front during World War I. According to U.S. v. Miller, any American citizen should be able to
        walk into a gun store, plop their FRNs on the counter for an MP-5, G-36 or MP-7A1, and walk out with
        said weapon after the transaction sans federal paperwork, with the only paper being the sales receipt(s)

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