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Posted: 5/12/2003 6:40:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2003 6:43:33 AM EDT by mini14jac]
From the Baptist Press article at: www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=15889


FIRST-PERSON: Ninth turns its guns on the Second
May 9, 2003
By Kelly Boggs
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)--"If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention," a bumper sticker I once saw read. If the response to a recent ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is any indication, much of America's media is lacking in the attention department. As a result, many Americans are being deprived of an opportunity to be outraged.

On May 6, the justices of the Ninth Circuit, whose jurisdiction covers the western portion of the United States, let stand a ruling that declared the Second Amendment does not give individuals the right to bear arms. The court decided "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" does not extend to an individual, only to a collection of individuals and then only when armed by, and acting in behalf of, the government


Link Posted: 5/12/2003 7:47:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2003 7:48:10 AM EDT by ZRH]
Yeah I read that too. But the 9th circuit is known for its crackheaded rulings. Remember these people are "responsible" for Kaliforniastan.
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 8:33:49 AM EDT
Right. Because the words "the people" only mean individuals in Amendments 1,4,5,9, and 10. The 2nd is *special*.
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 9:33:55 AM EDT
I dunno ... there are a couple of good things about this. 1) it almost forces a SCOTUS case because the 9th and 5th now have opposite positions which, accoring to its own rules, forces SCOTUS to take the case. 2) the media not noticing, tells me that they may start to believe that the country wouldnt celebrate such a thing and they would find themselves in a bad position. Loch
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