Saturday, July 26, 2014

This is a serious civil rights victory

In DC, no less.
In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny. Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional. Accordingly, the Court grants Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and enjoins Defendants from enforcing the home limitations of D.C. Code § 7-2502.02(a)(4) and enforcing D.C. Code § 22-4504(a) unless and until such time as the District of Columbia adopts a licensing mechanism consistent with constitutional standards enabling people to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.4 Furthermore, this injunction prohibits the District from completely banning the carrying of handguns in public for self-defense by otherwise qualified non-residents based solely on the fact that they are not residents of the District.
Man, the Usual Suspects must be foaming at the mouth.

Take a look at that first sentence: In light of Heller, McDonald and their progeny; it was said right after each that the reverberations would be felt for years.  No kidding.
With this decision in Palmer, the nation’s last explicit ban of the right to bear arms has bitten the dust. Obviously, the carrying of handguns for self-defense can be regulated. Exactly how is a topic of severe and serious debate, and courts should enforce constitutional limitations on such regulation should the government opt to regulate. But totally banning a right literally spelled out in the Bill of Rights isn’t going to fly.
Bloomberg and Schumer and Obama and their subsidiaries are pissed.  Because this makes a lot of what they've been trying to do flatly out of bounds.

If it wouldn't scare the dogs and annoy the neighbors I'd run out and do a happy dance.

Also, Missouri is looking at a measure that would greatly strengthen 2nd Amendment protections.   It passed the Missouri Senate 23 to 8 and the Missouri House 122 to 31, which makes it pretty much veto-proof, I believe.  The anti-rights people are challenging it, of course.

And one more: that Florida law that said doctors can't generally ask patients if they own guns?  Upheld.


Windy Wilson said...


Windy Wilson said...

I knew that Heller would have progeny that was many and far-reaching. I did not think these bundles of joy would come so soon.