Post New Article

SCOTUS Will Decide Whether
the Right to Bear Arms
Extends Beyond Your Doorstep

Original Article

Posted By: DW626, 4/28/2021 6:50:27 AM

While it may seem obvious that the constitutional right to "keep and bear arms" extends beyond the home, federal courts have been debating that question for years. This week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could finally settle the issue, which the petitioners call "perhaps the single most important unresolved Second Amendment question." The case involves a New York law that requires applicants for handgun carry licenses to show "proper cause," which according to state courts means more than a "generalized desire" to "protect one's person and property."

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher 4/28/2021 7:00:35 AM (No. 769282)
This sort of thing was struck down in Maryland years ago. Why are they doing it again!?
17 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 4/28/2021 7:18:17 AM (No. 769295)
It has become immaterial to me what the current so-called "Supreme Court" has to say on this subject. I conduct my activities without regard to their increasingly Olympian pronouncements on the subjects that they even dare address.
47 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: PostAway 4/28/2021 7:30:58 AM (No. 769307)
What might the following add up to? •Defunding the police •disarming the populace •loosening drug laws while helping foreign gangs to enter the country illegally •giving them private lodging and thousands of dollars upon arrival Our political class are murderous thugs. The 2nd amendment is not an ink spot but vital and is our greatest asset in fighting tyranny. I suspect #1, that your question is rhetorical.
29 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Venturer 4/28/2021 7:37:41 AM (No. 769313)
I don't expect anything good to come from this. Not with the Supreme Court.
19 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: tsquare 4/28/2021 7:42:04 AM (No. 769317)
What part of “bear arms” is not clear?
28 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 4/28/2021 8:10:47 AM (No. 769347)
They have this backwards. Our God-Given right to defend ourselves places the cowardly Supreme Court in the same league as roaches under our feet. Do not test our resolve.
21 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 4/28/2021 8:11:52 AM (No. 769349)
The Supreme Joke should read the Constitution,
25 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFNader 4/28/2021 8:20:09 AM (No. 769357)
Uh, no- they won't...
6 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: Clinger 4/28/2021 8:20:18 AM (No. 769358)
And next on their agenda will be to determine if water is wet. Just how are we supposed to achieve "the security of a free state" from inside our homes? Just how is disarming me outside of my home not infringing? And this needs to get past the 4th grade let alone all other courts up to the supreme court?
14 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/28/2021 8:48:48 AM (No. 769395)
The SCOTUS lacks any authority to tell me where I can't bear arms especially if its review is based on corrupted case law.
17 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: bad-hair 4/28/2021 9:04:25 AM (No. 769411)
It's really quite simple to those who read and comprehend English, KEEP means at home and BEAR means take it with you.
19 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: spacer 4/28/2021 9:04:39 AM (No. 769412)
SCOTUS has ceased to be a constitutional arbiter. It is no longer the law of the land and any ruling against the simple wording of out Bill of Rights is to be ignored.
8 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: hoosierblue 4/28/2021 9:04:55 AM (No. 769414)
On this matter, the Supreme Court can kiss my arse.
11 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: HotRod 4/28/2021 9:32:01 AM (No. 769446)
The issue was settled when the Constitutional Amendment spelled it out. Then, we have over two hundred years of precedent. Americans will never allow some biased judges in black robes to overturn that!
5 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/28/2021 9:53:56 AM (No. 769486)
SCOTUS needs to READ the 2nd Amendment...'SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED' means just that and nothing more!
7 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Italiano 4/28/2021 10:07:00 AM (No. 769509)
Thank you SCOTUS, but the Founding Fathers already decided.
6 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: TLCary 4/28/2021 10:10:45 AM (No. 769513)
Reading the 2nd Amendment over and over and I can’t find this doorstep stuff.
10 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 4/28/2021 11:18:08 AM (No. 769581)
"Bearing" is not limited to your home, very, very clearly.
7 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 4/28/2021 11:20:21 AM (No. 769584)
So is it suggested that not being allowed to go outside with your guns is not an infringement?
3 people like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 4/28/2021 12:15:15 PM (No. 769644)
The Heller SCOTUS decision, from 2008, clarified that the District of Columbia, in the particular instance, could not prohibit ownership of handguns in the home, and could not require that they be disassembled, trigger locked or otherwise made unavailable for self defense in the home. The point was clearly made in Heller that firearms rights are individual rights that have no bearing on or requirement for militia membership, although they also specifically restated the law that says that all able bodied males are already members of the unorganized militia. The clear restating of "firearms rights are individual rights" (not militia rights) was a VERY important thing in Heller. Up until then many had argued that there were NO individual firearms rights, ONLY militia rights. That argument was destroyed. Two years later, SCOTUS held in McDonald that firearms rights are individual rights and that the Second Amendment does apply to state laws, not only to federal laws. This struck down handgun ownership bans in Chicago and other Illinois cities. It also led to a federal judge ruling that Illinois' subjective standards ("may issue") concealed carry law was unconstitutional and he would strike it down. He stayed his own order for 90 days in order to give the Illinois legislature time to enact an objective standards ("shall issue") concealed carry law. The law was enacted, and it is now as easy to get a CCW license in Illinois as in most other states. But other federal judges have upheld states subjective standards concealed carry laws, putting multiple federal circuits in conflict. This puts pressure on SCOTUS to rectify the situation. For the last 13 years, 2nd Amendment rights have been increasingly firmed up and made more clearly to conform to the obvious, clear intent of the Founders when they wrote those simple sentences. So, the next point in the clarification (rehabilitation) of the 2nd Amendment is to look at whether all the laws which limit self defense outside the home are legal, just like Heller looked at whether laws which limited self defense inside the home were legal. Heller found those laws unconstitutional, and McDonald extended that to state laws, since Heller was in DC clouding the state issue. I tend to think that things are continuing to move in favor of the proper interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. And, Roberts voted with the majority in both Heller and McDonald so it wouldn't be unusual for him, regardless of his other leftist votes, to continue his support for the 2nd Amendment. But....who really knows? I hope for a 6-3 decision in favor of the 2nd Amendment.
4 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: bad-hair 4/28/2021 12:28:39 PM (No. 769650)
So apparently if I go outside my home with a wifle to hunt me down a waskely wabbit for stew I am in violation of the second amendment ??
1 person likes this.

Reply 22 - Posted by: janjan 4/28/2021 12:58:21 PM (No. 769687)
No, I don’t think the SCOTUS will decide this.
1 person likes this.

Reply 23 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 4/28/2021 3:55:38 PM (No. 769858)
I'm always concerned that the focus may shift to the definition of "arms." What if it's eventually ruled that nothing developed beyond the creation of the Bill of Rights is legal? Clubs, knives, and flintlocks are okay, but no revolvers or other semi-automatics.
0 people like this.

Reply 24 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/29/2021 1:27:38 AM (No. 770194)
I am a good shooter. I can shoot from my doorstep.
0 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "DW626"
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by DW626"
SCOTUS Will Decide Whether
the Right to Bear Arms
Extends Beyond Your Doorstep
24 replies
Posted by DW626 4/28/2021 6:50:27 AM Post Reply
While it may seem obvious that the constitutional right to "keep and bear arms" extends beyond the home, federal courts have been debating that question for years. This week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could finally settle the issue, which the petitioners call "perhaps the single most important unresolved Second Amendment question." The case involves a New York law that requires applicants for handgun carry licenses to show "proper cause," which according to state courts means more than a "generalized desire" to "protect one's person and property."
The Oscars – tying party balloons
to a burning stake
10 replies
Posted by DW626 4/27/2021 6:31:25 AM Post Reply
“Racism is the witchcraft of the 21st century, and cancel culture is the stake at which you are burned.” Jack Carr, The Devil’s Hand Fewer than ten million people watched the 93rd Oscars on Sunday night. Most Americans knew exactly what to expect and opted out of the three-hour “horror story,” as Piers Morgan put it. Regina King’s opening remarks were all it took for millions of televisions to switch channels in the first two minutes. Yes, this show was going to be an anti-police, anti-American event. The couple of hundred swells who participated were all on board, clapping for King’s overt anti-everything-but-herself-and-her-pals screed.
Comedy Is a Dictatorship's First Victim 14 replies
Posted by DW626 4/23/2021 7:36:39 AM Post Reply
Humor has always been one of the first targets of a dictatorship. It is no surprise that in America, comedians can no longer function because of rampant political correctness. Thus, according to Mel Brooks, "we have become stupidly politically correct, which is the death of comedy. Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks." Comedian Gilbert Gottfried says: Imagine if the most brilliant comedians in history were working today. They'd never stop apologizing. Charlie Chaplin would have to apologize to all the homeless people he belittled with his Little Tramp character.
'Stubborn Things,' and the Chauvin Trial 8 replies
Posted by DW626 4/19/2021 7:29:51 AM Post Reply
Consider two contrasting quotes on how reason and passion relate to truth in a society. The first is (or once was, anyway) quite famous amongst Americans, spoken by Founder John Adams during his defense of the British soldiers accused of murder in the Boston Massacre of 1770: Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. The second is from a figure of whom few alive could claim ignorance. As Jonah Goldberg relates in his book, Liberal Fascism:
Americans Exiled within America 1 reply
Posted by DW626 4/18/2021 11:55:47 AM Post Reply
"Exile" conjures images of banished figures like Napoleon, who languished on the island of Elba, rendered powerless by isolation. Groups of people considered troublemakers also have been exiled from their lands. Diasporas of "undesirables" like the Jews have been a constant in the history of nations whose rulers wanted to be rid of what they considered indigestible elements. Exile within one's own country by a totalitarian regime has been less noted. For such an enterprise, we may look at Vichy France, which was under the thrall and control of a fascist political system imported by Germany but facilitated by French citizens.
National Guard deployed in Minneapolis after
fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright
22 replies
Posted by DW626 4/12/2021 7:22:17 AM Post Reply
The National Guard was deployed in Minneapolis as hundreds of people looted and rioted into the early hours Monday after a black man was shot dead by police just 10 miles from where George Floyd died. The fatal shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center came as the Twin Cities was already in a state of high alert over the trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin charged with Floyd’s murder last May. Within hours of Wright’s 2 p.m. fatal shooting, at least 500 protesters had taken to the streets, according to the Star Tribune — many looting and trashing up to at least 20 stores, officials later revealed.
Baseball strikes out 11 replies
Posted by DW626 4/11/2021 7:16:00 AM Post Reply
I don't really like to write about myself, but a little history is necessary to make my point. So please indulge: I was born into a baseball family. My late father was offered a minor league contract out of high school (the draft didn't exist back then), but he chose to continue his education. He played two years at a junior college, setting the school's home run record in the process. Then came Pearl Harbor. Dad never played ball again but went on an extended road trip to North Africa,
Arizona gives Democrats a taste
of their own sanctuary medicine
13 replies
Posted by DW626 4/10/2021 7:34:03 AM Post Reply
It finally happened. Arizona has gone "sanctuary" and wait until the Democrats go ballistic screaming that laws have to be respected in the U.S. This is from Fox News: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a gun rights law this week that preemptively protects gun owners in the state from any federal gun control laws that are passed, according to reports. The Second Amendment Freedom Act was signed two days before President Biden announced several executive actions, including asking the Justice Department to propose a rule to stop "ghost guns," which are "kits" people can buy legally
Father of anti-America 8 replies
Posted by DW626 4/9/2021 9:16:45 PM Post Reply
If George Washington is the Father of our country, then Ted Kennedy is the father of anti-America. What is anti-America? It is a deep-seated disdain for the America most of us love. Anti-America hates our history, our culture, and our success. Hatred, victimhood, and bitterness are the elements binding anti-America together. America twice afforded Ted Kennedy the opportunity to become President. His family was to American politics what the Tudors were to England. Ted was reported to be an excellent football player at Harvard.
What you really need to be afraid
of when you get in an airplane
31 replies
Posted by DW626 4/6/2021 7:31:13 AM Post Reply
I have a friend who is fearful of commercial airlines. At the gate, before boarding, he asks the agent the following question: "What is the captain's name?" If the answer indicates the pilot is female, he will not board that flight. Any criticism of my friend's lack of confidence in any qualified aviatrix is answered along these lines: "She can't drive a stick shift. I should trust her with a Jumbo Jet?" My friend is right to be cautious about flying, but for different reasons. Like most air travelers, he doesn't know what he doesn't know.
America Has Had Enough of Anthony Fauci 17 replies
Posted by DW626 3/22/2021 7:14:25 AM Post Reply
Since 1984, Dr. Anthony Fauci has served as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. During that period, his salary has steadily increased. The latest federal government payroll study indicated that Fauci earned $417,608 in 2019. His salary exceeded that not only of the president of the United States, but also of every other person in our federal government with over 4 million employees. Clearly, he is not only overrated, but also overpaid. It is high time the highest paid federal government employee, Dr. Anthony Fauci, be fired.
Rand Paul calls out a slippery,
evasive Anthony Fauci
11 replies
Posted by DW626 3/19/2021 2:32:22 PM Post Reply
Ever since getting a big spotlight in the public eye, the National Institutes of Health's Dr. Anthony Fauci, billed by a fawning press as America's foremost expert on infectious diseases, has revealed himself a slippery chameleon or magician of sorts, constantly changing his recommendations and positions on public health in a bid to extend the coronavirus crisis as far out as possible. He's pretty well burned up all of his credibility with the public as a result
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Cheney says she'll campaign on impeaching
Trump 'every day of the week' amid
primary challenges
42 replies
Posted by Moritz55 4/29/2021 12:54:33 PM Post Reply
Rep. Liz Cheney said in an interview with Punchbowl News Thursday that she will stand behind her vote to impeach former President Trump "every day of the week" as she faces multiple primary challengers in her 2022 reelection effort. Cheney, R-Wyo., is the chair of the House Republican conference and has taken heat from many on the right over her vocal condemnation of Trump after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a mob of his followers. That has spurred Trump's wrath in multiple forums and triggered a handful of Republicans to announce primary challenges to her
US Catholic bishops may ask Biden to
STOP receiving Communion if he keeps
publicly advocating for abortion rights
40 replies
Posted by OhioNick 4/28/2021 11:33:58 PM Post Reply
When U.S. Catholic bishops hold their next national meeting in June, they'll be deciding whether to send a tougher-than-ever message to President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians: Don´t receive Communion if you persist in public advocacy of abortion rights. At issue is a document that will be prepared for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops by its Committee on Doctrine, with the aim of clarifying the church's stance on an issue that has repeatedly vexed the bishops in recent decades. It's taken on new urgency now, in the eyes of many bishops, because Biden.... is the first to hold that office while espousing clear-cut support for abortion rights.
Cindy McCain blasts treatment of
Hunter Biden: 'They've made sure
that he's a laughing stock'
40 replies
Posted by Ribicon 4/28/2021 12:37:04 PM Post Reply
Cindy McCain blasted the media’s treatment of presidential son Hunter Biden in an interview released Tuesday night, calling it cruel and intended to ridicule. The widow of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain said her remarks were “not to be political,” but to say that the extensive reporting on Mr. Biden was unhelpful to addicts. “In the case of Hunter Biden, whether you like him or not, whether you agree with him or not, I don’t care. But the fact of the matter, they have once again shamed a man who is struggling in addiction, and the media has taken no sense of responsibility
GOP Elites Dump Trump! Weakling Kevin
McCarthy and RINO Lindsey Graham Push
Tim Scott for President After His Rebuttal to
China Joe (Video)
37 replies
Posted by Imright 4/29/2021 1:42:44 PM Post Reply
GOP Elites Drop Trump! Weakling Kevin McCarthy, the House GOP leader who is afraid of Liz Cheney, and Senator Lindsey Graham spoke with Sean Hannity on Wednesday after Tim Scott’s rebuttal to Joe Biden’s speech. McCarthy immediately pushed Tim Scott for US President following his 15-minute speech. Lindsey Graham urged FOX News viewers to go Tim Scott’s website and donate to his campaign because he is getting attacked tonight.And on Newsmax, Sean Spicer plugged Tim Scott as front-runner for the GOP nomination for president after his speech.Wow!
Vehicle chip shortage 'worst crisis' GM
president has seen in supply chain, sends
prices soaring
31 replies
Posted by OhioNick 4/28/2021 3:13:27 AM Post Reply
A shortage of semiconductor chips continues to impact both automotive industry employees and those looking to buy a car. Industry analysts say the shortage could last through the end of the year and possibly into 2022. "The microchip crisis is probably the worst crisis I’ve seen in the auto industry, at least in my career, in terms of supply chain," General Motors President Mark Reuss told Fox Business. General Motors has idled several plants across the country in the last several weeks as the lack of semiconductors meant vehicles could not be made.
Kamala's Not Looking So Good Lately 30 replies
Posted by Magnante 4/29/2021 7:32:57 AM Post Reply
Kamala Harris hasn't been looking well lately. She gave a maskless interview to CNN's Dana Bash a week ago, and she looked much more jowly and wrinkly than she did just three months ago, when she took the oath of office. She has a bit more junk in the trunk now, and gone are the purple, maroon, and ivory suits; it's black or navy all the time now, the better to hide the extra jiggly bits. A lot of her sentences now begin with "Well, I mean," signaling the intellectual vacuity she's settled for, as though she's completely given up on trying to sound smart.
Wall Street didn't build this country': Biden
defends his raid on the rich tax hikes
because he'll create 'jobs, jobs, jobs' in
huge infrastructure plan Republicans call
a 'socialist spending spree'
28 replies
Posted by Imright 4/28/2021 10:47:48 PM Post Reply
President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a joint meeting of Congress Wednesday night as he pitched his economic plan took a dig at Wall Street and invoked the Jan. 6th riot to level criticism at former President Donald Trump.Speaking to a slice of lawmakers that reflected the growing muscle of the progressive wing of his own party, Biden said there were 'good guys and women on Wall Street – but Wall Street didn't build this country. The middle class built the country. And unions built the middle class.' 'Look, I’m not out to punish anyone. But I will not add to the tax burden
Veteran Delaware cop, 54, dies after
being 'repeatedly stomped on head by
suspect who also assaulted elderly
couple with glass angel figurine'
27 replies
Posted by Ribicon 4/29/2021 12:34:56 PM Post Reply
A cop has died after his head was stomped by a suspect who also attacked an elderly couple, sending both to hospital. Cpl. Keith Heacook, 54, was declared 'clinically dead' on Wednesday at a Baltimore hospital, three days after he was allegedly attacked by Randon Wilkerson, 30. The veteran cop had been responding to an early morning 911 call that Wilkerson had reportedly attacked his roommate at the Yorkshire Estates Community in Delmar, Delaware, on Sunday. A second call came through moments later, to say Wilkerson had then crossed the street and attacked his neighbors; 73-year-old Steve Franklin and his wife Judy, 76.
Biden says white supremacy is
terrorism and tells Congress he wants
them to pass the George Floyd act on
the anniversary of his death next month
27 replies
Posted by Ribicon 4/29/2021 9:46:56 AM Post Reply
President Joe Biden proclaimed that 'white supremacist terrorists' are the worst threat to the homeland today, directly before asking Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by next month. 'By the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death,' the president said at his first joint address before Congress Wednesday night. The act is currently stuck in the Senate with Sen. Tim Scott, tasked with rebutting Biden tonight for the Republican Party, leading negotiations for the GOP.(Snip) The bill is a police reform package, named for Floyd, a black man who was killed by convicted police officer Derek Chauvin, who is white,
Pelosi: ‘I Feel Very Confident that the Democrats
Will Hold the Majority After the Next Election’
26 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 4/29/2021 11:46:19 AM Post Reply
Thursday on CBS’s “This Morning,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she was confident in Democrats’ election prospects in 2022. Pelosi touted the Census results, which she hinted could be favorable for her party’s cause. “[E]lections are always a contest, and you see what happens in them,” she said. “But I feel very confident that the Democrats will hold the majority after the next election. I think that we’re — for all the huffing and puffing the Republicans are doing, these numbers were not as good for them as they had hoped. They wanted three in Texas, two in Florida and the rest. But many of the — much of the
Barnard College Instructor Discusses
Locking Up and Gassing White People
in Hypothetical ‘Race War’
26 replies
Posted by earlybird 4/28/2021 5:14:33 PM Post Reply
During an appearance on Canadian radio show Monday, a Barnard College English instructor discussed with a Jewish host a passage from his new book about how he would gas white people in a locked room “when the race war hits its crescendo.” (Snip) When this race war hits its crescendo, I’ll gather you all into a beautifully decorated room under the pretense of unity. I’ll give a speech to civility and all the good times we share; I’ll smile as we raise glasses to your good, white health, while the detonator blinks under the table, knowing the exits are locked and the air vents filled with gas.
BREAKING: In Chilling Video, Antifa Doxes,
Threatens to KILL Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler
25 replies
Posted by Skinnydip 4/29/2021 4:45:36 PM Post Reply
Late last week Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler took to video to plea for the community’s help to “unmask” antifa. The violence-prone anarchist-fascist group has terrorized Portland with months of violent and destructive insurrectionist riots despite Joe Biden merely calling antifa an “idea.” Someone purporting to represent antifa has responded to Wheeler with a new video. In this video, the masked individual pushes anti-American themes and publishes Wheeler’s home address. The individual finishes the disturbing presentation with a veiled threat to kill Mayor Wheeler.
Post New Article