Brady Campaign's new president ... first public comments that I've seen
Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:35 PM
The Md. gun ruling: A threat or a right preserved?
Friday, March 16, 5:05 PM
The Post was far too timid in its March 12 editorial “The right of protection,” about U.S. District Judge Benson Everett Legg’s ruling that the Second Amendment prohibits Maryland law enforcement from deciding who can carry loaded guns outdoors. This was an irresponsible and dangerous decision that reeks of a political agenda. It should be overturned.
This ruling threatens public safety by furthering the “guns everywhere” agenda of the gun lobby, which is based on a renegade interpretation of the Second Amendment that goes against legal precedent. Indeed, more than 30 courts have rejected claims of a broad right to guns in public. Included among the rulings was a recent decision by a Lubbock, Texas, federal judge to dismiss a National Rifle Association lawsuit claiming that the Second Amendment requires that Texas allow armed teens on its streets.
Judge Legg was obligated to follow precedent recognizing that the Supreme Court’s creation of a narrow right to a gun in the home does not override the public’s right to a policy that keeps guns off the streets. But he ignored his obligation and, by doing so, put the lives and safety of Maryland residents at greater risk.
Dan Gross, Washington
The writer is president of the Brady Campaign and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Lewis Carroll, 1872
Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:46 PM
Included among the rulings was a recent decision by a Lubbock, Texas, federal judge to dismiss a National Rifle Association lawsuit claiming that the Second Amendment requires that Texas allow armed teens on its streets.
If that's the case I think it is, it was dismissed because the plaintiff moved to a different state (and federal district) with his parents. It had nothing to do with the merits of the case.
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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. - C.S. Lewis
Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:03 PM
Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:20 PM
What do you expect. They don't have to be logical, all they have to do is convince people that don't know any better. It's just like any of the other propaganda garbage.
Just the same old lies and garbage. Most people are not stupid enough to believe him.
Edited by SFC Stu, 16 March 2012 - 08:21 PM.
Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:48 PM