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Supreme Court today: Clarence Thomas on fire over 2A

Post by tector » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:49 pm

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Post by Dr. Dickie » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:35 pm

Yeah, the court needs a few more that have read and appreciate the Constitution and BOR.
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Post by firemedic2000 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:12 pm

So in short what did it mean
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Post by 870Mike » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:17 pm

firemedic2000 wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:12 pm
So in short what did it mean
In English:

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-p ... story.html



The Los Angeles Times
Supreme Court leaves in place California's 10-day wait for gun buyers, rejects 2nd Amendment challenge

By DAVID G. SAVAGE
FEB 20, 2018 | 8:10 AM
WASHINGTON

Supreme Court leaves in place California's 10-day wait for gun buyers, rejects 2nd Amendment challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would not hear an appeal challenging California's mandatory waiting period to purchase firearms.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down a 2nd Amendment challenge to California's mandatory 10-day waiting period for new gun purchases.

With only Justice Clarence Thomas in dissent, the justices let stand a ruling of the 9th Circuit Court that called the California law a "reasonable safety precaution" and one that does not violate the constitutional right to own a gun.

The high court's action is the latest in a series of decisions that have upheld gun regulations, including bans on the sale of semi-automatic weapons and strict limits on who may legally carry a concealed weapon.

In 2008 and again in 2010, the Supreme Court struck down ordinances in Washington, D.C., and Chicago that prohibited the private possession of firearms on the grounds these hand-gun bans violated the 2nd Amendment.

But since, the justices have refused to extend the 2nd Amendment to prohibit various regulations on buying and carrying weapons in public.

California is one of eight states and the District of Columbia that imposes waiting periods for the purchase of a firearm, and it is longer than all of them except Hawaii. And California's waiting period applies to new gun purchases even if the owner already possesses another legal weapon.

Jeff Silvester, a gun owner, and the CalGuns Foundation sued, contending the 10-day wait is too long and unnecessary for gun owners who are purchasing a second weapon. They said the state's claimed need for a "cooling off period" makes no sense if the buyer already has a gun.

But the 9th Circuit upheld the regulation. The judges said they agreed with the state's argument that "waiting ten days may deter subsequent purchasers from buying new weapons that would be better suited for a heinous use."

The justices said Tuesday they would not hear the appeal in Silvester vs. Becerra.

In dissent, Thomas said the lower court's ruling reflects the "general failure to afford the 2nd Amendment the respect due an enumerated constitutional right." And "as evidence by our continued inaction in this area, the 2nd Amendment is a disfavored right in this court."
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Re: Supreme Court today: Clarence Thomas on fire over 2A

Post by Dave M » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:20 pm

He is definitely stepping up, when Scalia passed away, like was hoped.

We need another one like him on the bench soon.

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Post by firemedic2000 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:39 pm

Thanks he sure is. That was surprising what he said.
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Supreme Court today: Clarence Thomas on fire over 2A

Post by dammitgriff » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:22 pm

The Supreme Court is beholden not to the citizens of the United States, but the government of the United States—the enemy of individual liberty, not its champion.
Everyone should commit that to memory.
The 2A was meant to ensure citizens always kept the upper hand against a government trending toward tyranny.
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