Yes We Can & Do Regulate Guns Within the 2nd Without Violating it
There are aspects of discussion about guns from moral, legal and practical all too often it just gets loud. However It seems much clearer now that outright broad gun bans will not stand. And also now that a jurisdiction can rule some kinds of guns out. In important ways like fully automatic fire guns this has long been demonstrated and proven before. Not sure why this fact fell out of the debate long ago but let’s move on. Call it Resolved.
Unresolved-What then exactly may a person have in their home, on their property, or at their place of business for self defense? We hear what we should not be allowed often and loudly. Lots of legitimate stakeholders in that discussion. “No military style guns”. Well they almost all started as military guns in basic design. Pick a date? (1712 and 2015 need not apply).
Unresolved-Exactly how much training should be required? What does home/land/work self defense look like when well applied?
Unresolved-Who decides? City by city? County? State? Federal level? City by city seems an impractical patchwork, upside is it’s highly representative of the population. Federal, well that plays to the opposite. Same everywhere, but ill fitting in some, perhaps many places.
Unresolved-And this one makes the rest seem easy as odd as that may be. Need Less Shrill. Neither Pres. Obama nor the NRA is going to make the rules. Think the NRA is completely in charge? Look at California. Think Obama is going to send marshals to take yer guns? Sit down and go back to watching Fox.
Of course this is just one facet of the whole thing. And recent events have dialed up the attention for better and for worse. Setting all that aside for just one Page.
For discussion, what will we allow by consensus? What do we want legit ownership to look like?
Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge to Assault Weapons Ban in Chicago Suburb - the New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a Second Amendment challenge to an Illinois ordinance that banned semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. As is their custom, the justices gave no reason for turning down the appeal in the case, Friedman v. City of Highland Park, No. 15-133…