Monday, March 5, 2012

Federal Judge Backs Up 2nd Amendment

Today, a federal judge struck down a Maryland law which required citizens to give "good and substantial reason" to legally own a handgun.
In his opinion, U.S. District Judge Benson Everett Legg wrote that states are allowed some leeway in deciding the way residents exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms, but objected to Marylands law of rationing which also limits the number of firearms that individuals could carry.

Judge Legg wrote

"A citizen may not be required to offer a 'good and substantial reason' why he should be permitted to exercise his rights, the right's existence is all the reason he needs.

In addition to self-defense, the (Second Amendment) right was also understood to allow for militia membership and hunting. To secure these rights, the Second Amendment's protections must extend beyond the home: neither hunting nor militia training is a household activity, and 'self-defense has to take place wherever a person happens to be."
"People have the right to carry a gun for self-defense and don't have to prove that there's a special reason for them to seek the permit," said the plaintiff, Raymond Woollard, attorney Alan Gura, who has challenged handgun bans in the District of Columbia and Chicago as an attorney with the Second Amendment Foundation. "We're not against the idea of a permit process, but the licensing system has to acknowledge that there's a right to bear arms."

This is a big blow to the liberal elite in our nation, because it solidifies the second amendment, once again.


Silverfiddle said...

Every now and then a little good news sneaks through...

Unknown said...

Yes sir. Now we just need more of it to flood through cracks, so we can witness a tsunami of good new, like in Colorado, where their Supreme court just ruled that the universities cannot ban the students from conceal carry.

Spreadeagle72 said...

Does this mean there is HOPE for some Change around here? I hope it matters when we don't have any change to buy the ammunition with.
Thanks for the post!

Sorry about the url won't let me use me wordpress id alone. It does it on all the Blogger accounts.

Unknown said...

You're welcome, Eagle.
I am waiting for this administration to somehow drive up the price of sulfur so it's more and more expensive to buy ammunition to protect ourselves.

No problem with the sign in, got you on my blog roll anyways. :)