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Posted: 1/12/2006 10:52:05 AM EDT
Alitos Key Decisions in Gun Control

Disagreed with the majority that allowed the federal government to continue banning machine guns and certain assault weapons.

Alito wrote that states should have greater discretion in regulating private gun ownership. And he argued the federal law violated the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution in light of the then-recently decided Supreme Court case U.S. v. Lopez, in which the justices struck down another law on the possession of guns near a school.

"Was United States v. Lopez a constitutional freak? Or did it signify that the Commerce Clause still imposes some meaningful limits on congressional power" and that the Commerce Clause did not apply here, he wrote. United States v. Rybar (1996)

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:58:01 AM EDT
There are 4 or 5 threads on this in the past few pages.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:09:19 AM EDT

... keep dreaming.

Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:12:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
... keep dreaming.




+1

Nothing to see here, keep it moving
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 1:28:55 PM EDT
Greater discretion of the states will only mean that my state will continue to disallow private (non mil/leo) ownership of select fire weapons.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:07:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By terdferguson:
Greater discretion of the states will only mean that my state will continue to disallow private (non mil/leo) ownership of select fire weapons.



Thats one way to look at it, terdf.


But since we are dreaming, we can dream of a glass half full.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:12:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By terdferguson:
Greater discretion of the states will only mean that my state will continue to disallow private (non mil/leo) ownership of select fire weapons.



+1 same here.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:03:06 PM EDT


Nothing to see here, keep it moving

Damn rubber neckers.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:09:22 PM EDT
Alito making it doesn't mean "machine guns for everyone". It does mean that gun rights will probably be treated more fairly.

Maybe he can remind America's court system that personal responsiblity is the key factor in firearms safety.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:16:03 PM EDT
Well you can guarantee that the next election will be a Democrat landslide in all areas- followed by an outright ban, followed by Martial Law, followed by yet another civil war.
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