What Part Of Unconstitutional Does DC Not Understand?

@gewcew23 (8011)
United States
July 20, 2008 10:54am CST
District of Columbia is at it again, they have renewed the same handgun law that was ruled unconstitutional by the SCOTUS. The "new" bill would require gun owners to keep the gun unloaded and either disassembled or equipped with trigger locks rendering the gun inoperable for the purpose of immediate self-defense. What part of “In sum, we hold that the District’s ban on handgun possession in the home violates the Second Amendment, as does its prohibition against rendering any lawful firearm in the home operable for the purpose of immediate self-defense," does DC not understand?
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• United States
20 Jul 08
If I had to live in DC, I guess I would do what that famous blind man did some years ago. Remember him? He used a chain saw for self defense. Interested in the rest of the story? This blind guy was concerned about an enemy he knew he had, so rigged a master switch to all his lights in the house (he didn't use them anyway) and put up 'black out' curtains on all his windows. When he hit the switch, no one but him knew how to move around the house. The day came when the enemy came after him. Everything went according to plan with the bad guy going to the hospital and the blind man was not charged with anything. Of course, anybody else would not use the master light switch, but maybe people in DC should get chain saws for their homes.
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@clrumfelt (5428)
• United States
20 Jul 08
If not for immediate self-defense, why in the heck does anyone want a handgun? I have thoughts on this, but people would think I forgot to take my medication today if I expressed them here.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
20 Jul 08
No much good for anything, that is why people have them.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Hello Gewcew, Well, I guess it won't be long before the persistent, fascist, selectively deaf District of Columbia leadership will find themselves back in court! The N.R.A. has pronounced a full-scale, counter-attack on all politicians and municipalities who maintain existing, or initiate new code or laws that contradict the recent SCOTUS ruling. If anyone professes a reverence for the U.S. Constitution, then they must support the effort to thwart fascist defiance of the Second Amendment, with the same vigor with which the support the First Amendment, and each subsequent outlined right. They are after all a packaged deal! Which seems a point of contention for many on the left! I guess it's time to send another contribution to the N.R.A.!
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
20 Jul 08
What I forgot to put into my discussion that a member of the DC city council told the Washington Times that the city is prepared to have to go back to court. What is wrong with this picture? The city knows that their "new" law is unconstitutional but what the heck let us do it. Selectively deaf now that is a good one.
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Hey, it's DC... they are STUPID and are lucky to put two thoughts together. It is time for the good citizens of DC to arm themselves, storm City Hall and explain to those fools what the 2nd Amendment really stands for, and it ain't hunting ducks.
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• United States
21 Jul 08
This is why I do not like the government. They just cannot get it right. They need to seriously re-read the constitution.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I think that at times those in office, no matter where they are at, seem to forget that they were one of the general population at one time. I think that at times they try and please the group that will make the least amount of noise and fuss.
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• United States
20 Jul 08
DC, takes our Constitution and amends it to suit "their" purpose. Most people there have body guards that "we the people" pay for and aren't concerned with how we protect ourself. "Is" they really competent? If it's not something that affects them or money they don't really care.
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