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    mightymouse, kayak58
    instead of parsing and re-parsing the ancient riddle, we need to think of what we should do now.
    Its much more fun to scream at people, apparently. God save us from the (self) righteous.
    Its like trying to read the future in tea leaves in the bottom of a cup, it can be ANYTHING you say it is.
    But its actually what the SCOTUS says it is---which is that Congress shall make no laws infinging the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
    To bad they didn't define that better if they wanted to mandate a militia but , as in any contract, if it ain't there in writing, it ain't there.

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 07:06:21 AM PST

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    •  Seriously misrepresented there. Heller did find a (0+ / 0-)

      private, as opposed to a collective right, but, in dicta, the Heller majority very clearly signaled that the parameters of permissible regulations surrounding the myriad details of RKBA are still very much up in the air. In fact the earlier  federal case law that had skipped over determing the nature of the "right" while going on to uphold regulatory restrictions were explicitly favorably cited by the majority.

      There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

      by oldpotsmuggler on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 02:06:28 PM PST

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