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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 6/25/2002 2:37:52 PM EDT
...What You Get "
By Aaron Zelman and Claire Wolfe Published 06. 22. 02 at 16:40 Sierra Time Who made the following statements? 1. "The broad principle that there is an individual right to bear arms is shared by many Americans, including myself. I'm of the view that you can't take a broad approach to other rights, such as First Amendment rights, and then interpret the Second Amendment so narrowly that it could fit in a thimble. But I'm also of the view that there are limits on those rights. Just as you can't falsely shout fire in a crowded movie theater, you can put restrictions on who can own guns and how, when, and where they may be possessed." ___ Attorney General John Ashcroft ___ Solicitor General Theodore Olson ___ President George W. Bush ___ Sen. Charles Schumer 2. "While some have argued that the Second Amendment guarantees only a 'collective' right of the States to maintain militias, I believe the Amendment's plain meaning and original intent prove otherwise. Like the First and Fourth Amendments, the Second Amendment protects the rights of 'the people,' which the Supreme Court has noted is a term of art that should be interpreted consistently throughout the Bill of Rights. ... Of course, the individual rights view of the Second Amendment does not prohibit Congress from enacting laws restricting firearms ownership for compelling state interests ... just as the First Amendment does not prohibit [government from legislating against] shouting 'fire' in a crowded movie theater. " ___ Sen. Dianne Feinstein ___ NRA President Charlton Heston ___ Attorney General John Ashcroft ___ President George W. Bush Hard to tell, isn't it? ... continued here [url]http://www.sierratimes.com/02/06/22/arjpfo062202.htm[/url]
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