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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,330171,00.html

    WASHINGTON— Vice President Cheney took the unusual step Friday of joining with lawmakers in signing a Supreme Court brief that goes further in support of gun rights than the one submitted by the Bush administration.
    The filings were made in a case that challenges the District of Columbia's ban on handguns. It was scheduled to be argued on March 18.
    Both briefs argue that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns. However, the administration contends that too categorical a ruling could threaten other federal gun restrictions and wants the justices to send the case back to lower courts without deciding whether the handgun ban should fall.
    Cheney joined more than 300 senators and representatives, led by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, who want the court to rule that Washington's ban is unconstitutional.
    "The vice president believes strongly in Second Amendment rights," Cheney spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said.
    Seventeen Democratic lawmakers and District of Columbia Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton urged the court to uphold the ban.
    Lawyers with long experience at the court could not recall another case in which a vice president took a position different from that of his own administration.


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    I read this title as suggesting Cheney supported the DC gun ban; in fact it's the opposite. Good for him; if only GWB kept Justice on a tight enough leash.


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    "Support gun rights... or I'll take you hunting."

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    zoom6zoom wrote:
    "Support gun rights... or I'll take you hunting."
    As long as he takes point!

    Seriously, this is a nice plus.

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    Great just what we needed. The guy with the most infamous gun 'accident' in recent times comes to the defense of the RKBA. Not really helpful IMHO.

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    I think that the lamestream press made what 'hay' they could of the incident for their own eVil purposes. (Re 'hay', "make hay while the Sun shines." "Strike while the iron is hot.")

    Safety is a tyrant's tool; no one can be against safety. Hunting is inherently dangerous, fatal even for one of God's creatures involved. The Second Amendment is not about reasonableness, nor safety, nor hunting - nor hunting negligents nor VPs' huntsman photo ops.

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    Hell, I'd vote for anyone that shot a lawyer in the face.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    AbNo wrote:
    Hell, I'd vote for anyone that shot a lawyer in the face.
    Including the lawyer hired to defend you when the ATF comes a-knocking?

    :?

    Cheney '08, anyone?

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