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Response to DanTex (Reply #34)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:49 AM

101. Your position is at odds with EVERYTHING!

DanTex wrote:
One of these cases is Heller, a 5-4 decision with only conservative justices in the majority, where the court decided to overturn previous precedent and ruled that 2A preserved an individual right to bear arms not connected to a militia.


Heller only invalidated lower federal court decisions that were based on misreading Miller, rendered in the 1940's (and subsequent opinions based on Cases and Tot) and which created the militia based "state's right" and 'collective right" interpretations.. . . Heller is completely in agreement with SCOTUS precedent and the dissent agreed. Breyer wrote (emphasis added):

"In interpreting and applying this Amendment, I take as a starting point the following four propositions, based on our precedent and today’s opinions, to which I believe the entire Court subscribes:

(1) The Amendment protects an “individual” right—i.e., one that is separately possessed, and may be separately enforced, by each person on whom it is conferred. See, e.g., ante, at 22 (opinion of the Court); ante, at 1 (Stevens, J., dissenting). "

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