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Posted: 10/2/2005 5:32:45 PM EDT
I guess he never read the second amendment


Gun ban may be unconstitutional
Henry K. Lee

Saturday, October 1, 2005

Alameda County's ban on possessing guns at the county fairgrounds may be unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled in a lawsuit challenging what effectively is a ban on gun shows.

Having guns at gun shows can be constitutionally protected "expressive conduct," a form of free speech under the First Amendment, U.S. District Judge Martin Jenkins said in an order Tuesday, rejecting the county's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by gun-show promoters Russell and Sallie Nordyke.

According to county officials, the 1999 ordinance was a public-safety measure enacted one year after 16 people were hurt at a Fourth of July shooting and melee at the fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

Link Posted: 10/2/2005 5:35:28 PM EDT
I will take any protection I can get. But seriously, I think the judge is reaching.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 5:39:54 PM EDT
Well, if porn is protected ....
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 5:47:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By alaman:
Well, if porn is protected ....

Gun porn?
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 5:52:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2005 5:52:51 PM EDT by The_Macallan]

Yeah I can see that.

Open-carry of a firearm is an obvious expression that says "Don't fuck with me".

Link Posted: 10/2/2005 6:03:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rtech:

Originally Posted By alaman:
Well, if porn is protected ....

Gun porn?

GUN PORN!!!!!!!

I'll pull that slide anyday!
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 6:06:35 PM EDT
Really you would think that the second would be enough, but look where that has gotten us.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 7:08:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 3:06:50 AM EDT
There is no RKBA or 2nd Amendment equivalent in the California constitution. The Kali supreme court already has refused to overturn the gun show ban based on 2nd Amendment grounds.

When you think about it, the 1st Amendment argument is a valid defense of gun shows. The politicians don't like the guns at gun shows. However, what they really hate is gun owners congregating at gun shows and talking about politics. We can trash Schumer, Feinstein, etal. - that's what really bothers them. Not to mention those tables filled with books about the constitution, politics and history. To a politician, knowledge is the most dangerous thing available at gun shows.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 3:10:44 AM EDT
No they aren't. They have their own specific clause
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