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Friday, March 09, 2007

D.C. Circuit Court and the Second Amendment

Courtesy of the, some good news from the DC Circuit ...

Divided three-judge D.C. Circuit panel holds that the District of Columbia's gun control laws violate individuals' Second Amendment rights.

The majority holding is right on the money too.

That right .. was premised on the private use of arms for activities such as hunting and self-defense, the latter being understood as resistance to either private lawlessness or the depredations of a tyrannical government ...

Mr. Bashman has a link to the opinion and dissent (all PDF).


More on the case, from ScotuBlog. Looking ahead to a possible review at the Supreme Court, and comparing the instnat case with recent Second Amendment cases ...

The Second Amendment: Is the Court interested? - Lyle Denniston

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