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Maryland assault weapons ban upheld in federal court
Old 08-12-2014, 21:15   #1
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Maryland assault weapons ban upheld in federal court

While you were sleeping....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...c1a_story.html
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Old 08-12-2014, 21:28   #2
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This is interesting....

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“Upon review of all the parties’ evidence, the court seriously doubts that the banned assault long guns are commonly possessed for lawful purposes,

So if the court doubts assault long guns are commonly possessed for lawful purposes...........then everyone that has purchased an assault long gun has done so with the intent of using them for illegal purposes.
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Old 08-12-2014, 21:48   #3
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"Self defense of the home" is not the core of the Second Amendment. That woman has no idea what is at the core of the Second Amendment. But she does sound like a female Yankee Harvard lawyer.


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“Upon review of all the parties’ evidence, the court seriously doubts that the banned assault long guns are commonly possessed for lawful purposes, particularly self-defense in the home, which is at the core of the Second Amendment right,” U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake wrote.
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Old 08-12-2014, 21:55   #4
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But she does sound like a female Yankee Harvard lawyer.
Your observation regarding "home defense" and the 2A is spot on - and LOL does not really do justice to the belly laugh you just provided me. Thank you.
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Old 08-12-2014, 22:00   #5
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There are so many things wrong with her argument that it makes one's head spin. Yes, the right to keep and bear arms is not an unlimited right for carrying any weapon any where in any way. BUT the problem with "assault weapon" or "assault long gun" is there is no such thing. It's a made-up term by the politicians and gun control proponents. If someone tried outlawing certain books or certain speech in the same way so-called "assault weapons" are outlawed, the law would be struck down faster than you can blink an eye.

Thus all the politicians need do is slap a special label arbitrarily on any guns they want and they become a special class of gun that can then be outlawed and the outlawing upheld by a person like her who reasons that the right to arms is not unlimited

So if a state labels certain speech as "Assault Speech" or "Hate Speech" however they want to, and outlaws said speech, I am sure she'd reason that the right to free speech is not an unlimited right and that thus not all forms of speech are covered
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Old 08-12-2014, 22:06   #6
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It would appear that the police across the county should put their ARs back in the trunk/rack or leave them in the armory, because they are not needed for self-protection or other lawful purposes.

Just ask the cops in St. Louis or around the Washington D.C., area, like her court house.
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:42   #7
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It would appear that the police across the county should put their ARs back in the trunk/rack or leave them in the armory, because they are not needed for self-protection or other lawful purposes.

Just ask the cops in St. Louis or around the Washington D.C., area, like her court house.
Exactly what I think! When the police or sheriff's are militarized or have superior weaponry than a militia or civilian population, then I think we are more a police state than one realizes.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:48   #8
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This morning 2 county sheriffs announced that they were returning their MRAPS and getting normal tactical SUVs for their departments. Actually that shocked me but yesterday one sherif in another county south of me was arraigned on federal charges. He is still on duty but no weapon and can only do admin duty and not direct tactical opns.
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