Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Second Amendment Right vs. Public Safety: SCOTUS Takes On Handguns Bans..


Will They Always Have the Supreme Court Look Like Cartoons, Or Will They Allow Cameras Someday??
While all eyes are on Barack Obama's speech about Race and his Pastor (zzzzzzzz), a case that is more likely to affect voters in South Carolina was in the Supreme Court today. Attorneys argued before SCOTUS both for and against Washington, DC's longtime ban on handguns. From all signs, the court has no doubt about the right to bear arms, the real question seems to be whether the Second Amendment overrules a municipality's right to ban CERTAIN arms.
I know how most of you guys feel about this. Some are die-hard right to bear people, and a few feel that not all arms should be legal. This has never come up before the Supreme Court before, so the ruling of the court has the possibility to send shockwaves throughout America. Even here in South Carolina. I wouldn't be surprised if Charleston or N. Charleston tried to instill a handgun ban someday. Eh, maybe not. We'll find out later on this year........
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5 comments:

mojave desert moye said...

I believe you have the right to own a cannon if you want to.

Earl Capps said...

Mike - if North Charleston banned guns, they'd have to arrest most of the city.

Mike Reino said...

True dat, yo! More fun on Ashley Phosphate last night, from what I saw on the news. Keith Summey, where are you when America needs you??

Hi Desert Moye said...

I am here at China Lake Naval Weapons Station in Californias High Desert and there are plenty of big guns.

west_rhino said...

Welllll, Norht Chuck has to try to overule the state constitution, which effectively deputizes all able bodied males 18 to 65 as an unorganized militia. To that end, there is a question as to, based on the perspectives of the founders, the requirement for the afforementioned segment of the population to keep and maintain a military rifle... a dreaded "assault weapon".

Where's my M-16? I'd settle for an M-14 or a M-21 with a suppressor.