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    These good people have devoted much labor that will benefit us all, yet their costs are far from being covered. Who thinks it's fair that, in addition to doing all the research, writing, and production work, costs such as additional attorney fees, printing expenses, filing fees, travel and lodging expenses, etc., ought to come out of their pockets as well?


    If every WarOnGuns visitor today sent them the cost of a box of ammo, they'd be well on their way to recovering most of their costs. If you then took it one step further and sent a link to this plea to your gun owning friends, we'd be able to make them completely whole.

    Gratitude is important. Don't you think we owe these men at least this much?

    You can send a check to:
    Academics for the Second Amendment
    Post Office Box 131254
    St. Paul, Minn. 55113

    http://waronguns.blogspot.com/2008/0...or-heller.html

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    Blog flogging is spam redux.

    I sent my no compromise (means no-NRA) gun rights organization a nice check.

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    http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/wp-cont...assrootssc.pdf

    SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT
    The Constitution is not an exclusive repository of
    all rights possessed by the residents of the United
    States. The right to keep and bear arms in the
    privacy of one’s home is a preexisting right much like
    the right to marry. It is unabridged by the Constitution
    and resolves this controversy in favor of the
    Respondent.
    But the right to keep and bear arms in the
    privacy of one’s home is additionally protected by the
    Constitutional right to privacy, a penumbral right
    without an explicit textual anchor. The right to
    privacy gives life and substance to the guarantees of
    the Bill of Rights.
    A careful analysis of the text of the Second
    Amendment resolves this case in favor of the
    Respondent. But even if the text were viewed as
    preserving a collective rather than individual right to
    keep and bear arms, the Respondent would
    nonetheless retain the right to keep and utilize
    firearms in the privacy of his home even though the
    Respondent is unconnected to a state militia.
    The Second Amendment right of the people to
    keep and bear arms is amplified by the right to
    privacy such that mere possession and use of
    firearms in the privacy of the home cannot be
    constitutionally outlawed. This remains true regardless
    of whether the possession and use of firearms is
    connected to militia service.
    Finally, the Second Amendment applies to the
    District of Columbia. The District’s argument that
    the Second Amendment applies only to states is
    faulty. The Second Amendment does not operate to
    protect the rights of the several states to field armed
    militia against an encroaching federal government.
    The Militia Clauses2 confirm that the states have
    never had a right to engage in armed resistance
    against the national government. The argument
    that the Second Amendment protects this unconstitutional
    “right” must accordingly fail.
    An individual right to keep and bear arms in the
    privacy of one’s home is a pre-Constitutional natural
    right both expressly protected by the plain text of the
    Second Amendment and implicitly protected by the
    penumbral right to privacy.

    INTEREST OF THE AMICUS CURIAE 1
    Grass Roots of South Carolina, Inc. (“Grass
    Roots”) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization
    whose mission is to protect the rights of law-abiding
    persons to possess and use firearms. Grass Roots
    advocates in favor of gun rights in both the
    legislative and judicial spheres. Grass Roots has
    several thousand members and contributors, most of
    whom are gun owners who stand to be directly
    affected by the Court’s interpretation of the Second
    Amendment. Further, most Grass Roots members
    are members of the unorganized militia of South
    Carolina pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 25-1-60.
    Grass Roots’ specific interest in this case concerns
    the nature of the right conveyed by the Second
    Amendment. Grass Roots respectfully submits that
    its substantial experience regarding gun rights
    issues will be of aid to the Court. Further, Grass
    Roots’ members’ status as firearm-owning members
    of an unorganized militia provides a unique
    perspective which may be useful to the Court.
    This brief will focus upon a single narrow issue:
    the question of how the Bill of Rights’ penumbral
    right to privacy shapes the contours of the rights
    conveyed by the Second Amendment.

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    Can you please explain what your link is and why it is relevant? Just posting a link is very rude, and you know better.



    edit: spelling

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    expvideo wrote:
    Can you please explain what your link is and why it is relevant? Just posting a link is very rude, and you know better.

    Yes he knows better, and Doug is often right on target, but we all have our little idiosyncrasies and........ well Doug has his too.



    I try not to get argumentative and take the good that I learn from others and sort of ignore that which adds nothing. I don't always succeed, but I try.

    Having my own idiosyncrasies I some times fail, but I am trying.



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    expvideo wrote:
    Can you please explain what your link is and why it is relevant? Just posting a link is very rude, and you know better.



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    From where are you getting/linking your copies of the DC v. Heller ac briefs?

    The topic of this thread is "What Have YOU Done for Heller?" I helped pay for this work and was honored to be allowed to make the first links to it by GRGRSC.

    As for your admonition - pfft!

    Perhaps excptionally, I read the URLs as more than 'just a link posted' contrary to tinyurl.com.



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    There are now seventeen respondent's briefs to the appellants' twenty. Monday is the 'not later than' date.

    http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/uncateg...-in-guns-case/
    Click the links below to read recently filed amicus briefs in support of the respondent in the upcoming case District of Columiba v. Heller (07-290). We will post the remaining amicus briefs, which are not due until Monday, as they become available.

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    Doug thank you for posting the text with the link.

    I access this board from my work and I have just today had to write an e-mail explaining why when following a link I received a filtered content message. These messages bring my Internet access into review and could jeopardize my continued access of this board as well as my job.

    I have learned from experience that you do not post spurious links, but I am still hesitant to follow links as from time to time I find myself with some explaining to do.

    Thank you for what you have done for Heller.



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    expvideo wrote:
    Can you please explain what your link is and why it is relevant? Just posting a link is very rude, and you know better. edit: spelling
    June bug this http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...129559#p129559

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    tarzan1888 wrote:
    Doug thank you for posting the text with the link. ... Tarzan
    You are welcome. And I apopogize for being testy. Somehow the quality of discourse here has degraded.



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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    tarzan1888 wrote:
    Doug thank you for posting the text with the link. ... Tarzan
    You are welcome. And I apopogize for being testy. Somehow the quality of discourse here has degraded.

    I know I fight it myself. (being testy)



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