What if Lincoln agreed, that slavery is alright? After all the Supreme Court said slavery was fine with them … Making Slavery the Rule of the Land?
In an unusually forceful and straightforward opinion(PDF) in the case of People v. Aguilar, the Supreme Court of Illinois unanimously held that the state’s “comprehensive ban” on the “use of an operable firearm for self-defense outside the home” is invalid on its face under the Second Amendment. The NRA had participated in the case with an amicus brief.
The court surveyed the Supreme Court’s recent Second Amendment decisions, as well as state and federal precedents from courts in Illinois. Regarding the significance of the Supreme Court’s opinions, it declared: “neither Heller norMcDonald expressly limits the second amendment’s protections to the home. On the contrary, both decisions contain language strongly suggesting if not outright confirming that the second amendment right to keep and bear arms extends beyond the home.” It also characterized the Illinois law as “a wholesale statutory ban on the exercise of a personal right that is specifically named in and guaranteed by the United States Constitution….” According to the court, “In no other context would we permit this, and we will not permit it here either.”
While the court noted that “we are in no way saying that such a right is unlimited or is not subject to meaningful regulation,” it did not condition its holding on any further action by the legislature. It noted Illinois’ recently-enacted Firearm Concealed Carry Act only in passing, stating that it was not “at issue in this case.”
Invoking precedents from two federal appellate courts, the Illinois Supreme Court also held that the state’s general ban on the possession of concealable firearms by minors does not run afoul of the Second Amendment. Notably, one of the cases upon which the court relied for this portion of the opinion was National Rifle Ass’n of America, Inc. v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms [&] Explosives, which upheld a federal prohibition on the sale of handguns by federally licensed dealers to adults aged 18 to 20. The NRA has recently filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review that decision. Twenty-two state attorneys general also filed a brief in support of NRA’s efforts in that case.
While residents of Illinois eagerly await implementation of the state’s new concealed carry licensing process, they can rest assured that under controlling precedent in both state and federal courts, their right to bear arms in self-defense is not a “privilege” bestowed upon them by the legislature but a fundamental right the state and its localities are bound to respect.
So there … Doesn’t by now everybody know citizens with gins is a good thing for everyone but the criminals crooks. It’s just common sense. Use yours are loose it.
Seems strange … Don’t you think? All your cellphones belong to us …
But this is after you have been arrested, more war on drugs hooey.
How about the NSA searching cellphones without telling anyone, before you have been charged? Just in case you might be … Why not we ask that question?
A couple of points here, Nixon was impeached, and once the Supreme Court Said slavery was OK with them : Obama’s unconstitutional steps worse than Nixon’s This article is interesting and a worthy read.
Nixon resigned and the Civil War corrected the Supreme Court about slavery.
State lawmakers from around the country crowded into a packed room Monday at the meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures to learn more about the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down the Voting Rights Act as activists gear up for a new battle over the ballot box.
I assume this is since the Supreme Court said voter I.D. was now OK.
Weird how Liberals get so in a fritz over voter I.D. you would think they have something to hide. Now you even have to show valid ID to buy nail polish remover. Ever tried to get along in our society without valid ID and see how that doesn’t work?
No of course not/ Why would anyone contest that unless voting multiple times was your goal.