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  •  Norm, "due process" also includes legislative (0+ / 0-)

    action. What the hell?

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

    by oldpotsmuggler on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 08:16:22 PM PDT

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    •  Legislative action can be unconstitutional (0+ / 0-)

      That's why we have a Constitution, so that the legislature can't just vote away our rights on a whim.  The Supreme Court has defined Due Process as a prohibition against vague laws.  Such as a universal gun ban.

      The legislature can't take guns from everyone for no reason.  But they can take guns from individuals for that individual's specific criminal actions.

      •  One flavor of unconstitutionality is "void for (0+ / 0-)

        vagueness", and another is "arbitrary and capricious, tow out of a total number that is so huge that no one I know of has ever even tried to definitively list.

        And then you conveniently forget the part about how SCOTUS can also uphold laws that NRA thinks should be stricken. Which was actually the whole subject of this diary.

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

        by oldpotsmuggler on Thu Mar 27, 2014 at 11:20:53 AM PDT

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