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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:54 PM
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Gun-rights ruling could ricochet across nation
Source: Chicago Tribune



By James Oliphant | Washington Bureau



WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON It's a shooting war, for certain.

Democrats versus Republicans, cities versus states, cops versus cops, scholars versus scholars, and most bizarrely, the Bush administration against itself.

The root of the conflict lies in a case that will be argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, one as dramatic as any in recent memory.

For the first time in almost 70 years, the court will consider whether the 2nd Amendment grants an individual the right to own a gun. It's a day long awaited by gun-rights activists, and long feared by those who favor gun control...


Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-guns...
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:57 PM
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1. Prediction: SCOTUS punts, will not incorporate 2nd under 14th
They'll remand this on a jurisdictional question (it's unfortunate in some ways this came from DC, with its unique jurisdictional status).

I'm one of those "gun people" who would love to see the 2nd incorporated under the 14th. However, that scares conservatives: for all their talk about guns, they don't actually like seeing the general populace armed.
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