Seeking relief from a tyrant from that very same tyrant usually does not work out well.Or Nordyke, Tyler, Peruta, Skoien
I thought Sweeny actually did well considering he was under constant attack by a hostile court. There were a few that definitely are on the other side and flipped the antis argument on it's head by pointing out that by their logic it would naturally follow that a handgun ban would be OK.The common use today aspect is retarded ... totally retarded. And in Heller it was not in common use AND dangerous.
And the term "dangerous" who knows what that means -- I guaranty you judges will us their own political leanings to decide that one.
Sweeny did not do a great job ... agreeing that handguns would have been not covered under our RKBA if it would have been part of the NFA.
According to Sweeny , they could ban new weapons - like the justice said - and Sweeny did not answer this very well.
And the burden on proving that a gun is common or non-dangerous is upon citizens.
Look at these idiots talking about Newtown etc ... I would have said "I think the country would rather have a few random and irrational shootings than a concerted efforts of the gov't to take away our freedoms".