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aspergris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-30-08 11:40 AM
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5. True
And it's gotta be one of the most intellectually dishonest positions one could take.

It would be like saying 'the right to free speech is clearly an individual right, but it's perfectly reasonable for the govt. of DC to require you to get govt. permission before you make any statements in public, and all statements must be vetted beforehand"

I could at least respect the internal consistency of saying it's NOT an individual right, and thus the DC ban is reasonable regulation.

But it's absurd to argue that

1) The right to keep and bear arms is an individual right
2) but it's perfectly reasonable to BAN handguns

That is simply not a consistent position.

Great discussion of this at Volokh.com btw.

And Scotusblog.com

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