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High court fight looms
over right to carry a gun

Associated Press, by Mark Sherman

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/16/2012 8:09:14 AM

WASHINGTON- The next big issue in the national debate over guns - whether people have a right to be armed in public - is moving closer to Supreme Court review. A provocative ruling by a panel of federal appeals court judges in Chicago struck down the only statewide ban on carrying concealed weapons, in Illinois. The ruling is somewhat at odds with those of other federal courts that have largely upheld state and local gun laws, including restrictions on concealed weapons, since the Supreme Court´s landmark ruling declaring that people have a right to have a gun for self-defense.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/16/2012 8:14:35 AM     (No. 9068712)

How many times does the SC have to keep making the same decision?

Jut heard some leftist say Obama will be less afraid of the NRA now because he doesn´t have to worry about re election and the NRA is losing clout across the country. Funny that they got this law shot down in Illinois if they´re losing clout.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 12/16/2012 8:32:10 AM     (No. 9068749)

"Provocative ruling"?? Damn´ provocative 2nd Amendment. And that pesky Constitution, too.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fireman28, 12/16/2012 8:44:01 AM     (No. 9068774)

The school shooting is a tragedy - given.

But how many gangbanger is Chicago carry illegal weapons. How many death there?

No 24/7 national TV coverage.

Lets see the real statistics.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/16/2012 8:51:28 AM     (No. 9068796)

It would be interesting to see the statistics on gun sales for this weekend. I´d bet they are through the roof. Responsible people are exercising their rights while they still have them. NRA losing clout? Don´t bet on it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/16/2012 9:43:53 AM     (No. 9068896)

What part of "keep and bear arms" don´t they understand? After the 0bamacare judgement, I have a feeling Justice Roberts might be more inclined to lean towards constructionist rulings. Let us see.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/16/2012 9:50:03 AM     (No. 9068915)

Due to the timing of this horrible tragedy and this deliberation, I´m betting both of my monies on Roberts finding a way to side with the communists, again.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hotrod, 12/16/2012 10:11:13 AM     (No. 9068985)

America never had any problem with carrying guns, concealed or otherwise, until the political left began it´s move to corrupt government in the 20th century.

It is the culture of the left, not guns, that are the problem with growing violence in our society. The culture of the left is coarse, cruel and self-serving. The idea that people are not responsible for their actions allows those people to be victims, who are cultivared by the left.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/16/2012 10:27:57 AM     (No. 9069008)

All it will take is one more Supreme Court Justice to decide that the 2nd Amendement only applies to state national guard units (militias) and gun ownership is history.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: craige, 12/16/2012 10:40:26 AM     (No. 9069043)

Maintaining an authoritarian rule over an armed populace, is very difficult. Rulers always have to worry about being assassinated.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 12/16/2012 11:13:32 AM     (No. 9069099)

As virtually all of these murders occur in "gun-free zones", maybe somebody should be looking into that...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 12/16/2012 11:45:47 AM     (No. 9069157)

No doubt Roberts will suddenly find this just a reasonable form of taxation as a right of the rig of government to stop allowing people to carry a gun.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/16/2012 12:08:32 PM     (No. 9069205)

Whadaya wanna bet? The SCOTUS will reverse itself and find some obscure reasoning in the EU (illegal) constitution or a reference to a ruling in the Hague to profess slander against our Constitutional rights as free men and women of the United States of America!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Grambo, 12/16/2012 12:09:24 PM     (No. 9069206)

The left maintains that the second amendment refers to militias bearing arms. Isn’t it odd that the Founders wrote 9 of the first ten amendments for individuals, but inserted in them one for a group – the militias?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: zoidberg, 12/16/2012 12:29:10 PM     (No. 9069247)

The Second Amendment clearly says "the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Not the right of the militia.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: proud2bninfidel, 12/16/2012 1:53:56 PM     (No. 9069357)

patriots will practice civil disobedience should the SC have a reading comprehension problem.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: rmsimms, 12/16/2012 5:56:55 PM     (No. 9069711)

It´s quite a pickle for our Attorney General, Lisa Madigan. On one hand, her anti-gun allies in Chicago are demanding she appeal, but Downstate Democrats are begging her not to as gun control in Illinois is a regional issue and it hurts them politically south of I-80. No doubt the Deep Blue "May issue" states are privately asking her to not appeal as if she loses they will face lawsuits designed to force "Shall Issue" laws on them. She has ambitions to be Governor...none of this is helping her.

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