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Old 08-30-2011, 12:08 AM
 
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Jesus Duenas says he knows the law and he says he knows his rights. He has a Firearm Owners Identification Card. Now the full-time paralegal wants his gun back so he can protect his wife and 14-year-old son.

Breitbart.tv » Man Wins Handgun Lawsuit Against Chicago
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:15 AM
 
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It is such a shame that we have allowed the Constitution to be ignored and violated for so long. "Shall Not Be Infringed!" yet we have meekly allowed local self-proclaimed potentates to ignore the Constitution at will knowing it costs a lot of money for anyone to challenge an unconstitutional law. Where is the outrage? I applaud and truly respect those that make the sacrifice and stand up to petty tyrants who try to take away our rights.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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It is such a shame that we have allowed the Constitution to be ignored and violated for so long. "Shall Not Be Infringed!" yet we have meekly allowed local self-proclaimed potentates to ignore the Constitution at will knowing it costs a lot of money for anyone to challenge an unconstitutional law. Where is the outrage? I applaud and truly respect those that make the sacrifice and stand up to petty tyrants who try to take away our rights.
Law abiding citizens don't have guns BUT the boys in the hood sure do.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:05 AM
 
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Little by little, the Supreme Court is trashing local gun laws. With a little patience, we'll eventually get back to where we started regarding the Constitution. At least that's what i'm hoping for.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:07 AM
 
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Little by little, the Supreme Court is trashing local gun laws. With a little patience, we'll eventually get back to where we started regarding the Constitution. At least that's what i'm hoping for.
Amen to that.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:05 AM
 
Location: SWUS
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Molon labe.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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This is an interesting example of the conflict between Federal, States and Local rights. Usually the Right Wing supports the State and localities against the federal government except when locals try and control access to guns. If this were some local law limiting access to public schools to the “proper” students the RW would be supporting the State and City government.

IMHO EVERY sane and non felonious citizen has a right to “keep and bear (carry) arms” when and where ever they please. The only place I might exempt this is a private home or a business serving alcohol or other drugs. I think the Federal, State and City efforts to restrict guns to only the criminals are absurd.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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The Founders placed the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights to protect citizens from the government..and their property.

Vattel's Law of Nations...guided the Framers forming the Constitution.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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Vattel's Law of Nations...guided the Framers forming the Constitution.
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

More broadly, gun control phobia is really way overplayed right now. Gun control movements are in decline. There are still a lot of scare stories, but most of these are overhyped because groups like the NRA are figuring out that they're going to lose a lot of donations if they can't present an IMMEDIATE THREAT to their potential donors.
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