SAF sues in New York over 'good cause' requirement
At what point does a civil right become a highly-regulated privilege?
That question may be answered by a brand new lawsuit filed Thursday in federal district court in New York by the Bellevue, WA-based Second Amendment Foundation. It was their lawsuit – McDonald v. City of Chicago – that recently prevailed in the U.S. Supreme Court to incorporate the Second Amendment to the states. That is, the right to keep and bear arms protected by the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights now applies as a limit on state and local governments as it does on Congress.
Or try this:
Just like toppling a string of dominos, you have to get the first one to fall. Hopefully, after the first couple go down, the rest will just fall over on their own. After a couple of States, and in some cases Cities, see their anti-2A laws fall the rest will revise theirs in order to avoid the expense of loosing in Court.
Shouldn't this be in General discussion on main thread?
That is great!!!! I know I'm getting a bit ahead of myself, but maybe one day I wont feel so apprehensive about visiting my family back in NY.
If ever you find yourself in a situation where you can't be safe, be violent!
SAF is suing New York? Why not start in the largest/most populated state in the country, California? Our rights to carry have been infringed for decades by the most liberal politicians ever. I'm glad that SAF is taking up the cause and going after New York, but I wish we could get a little love here in CA. Considering there are more gun owners in this state than anywhere else, you'd think that we'd be at the top of the list.
Last edited by Don Tomas; 07-16-2010 at 11:11 PM.
Remember gentlemen, After the 14th and 15th were passed, it still took over 50 years for discrimination against black's to finally end. the dominoes are falling, but it will take decades to finish. We are in for a long haul here. Gun discrimination will be tough to end.
Last edited by Vector; 07-18-2010 at 01:39 AM.
Long before Heller, Mr. Bloomberg (Mayor of New York and self-appointed Reich-Protektor of Virginia) was asked why no one could have a gn in NYC. His answer?
"Sure, you can have a gun, no problem. Just get a permit"
"Just get a permit". Why, yes. Why, it's as easy as waltzing into the DMV. NOT!
Bloomberg thinks he has the ultimate loophole. "Reasonable regulation" = requiring those who want to own firearms to apply for a permit (which will be denied on grounds as flimsy as an outstanding parking ticket).
And to think, this &%$( of a Mayor thought of this years before Heller!