McDonald v. Chicago Oral Aguments Today

Published by the LearnAboutGuns.com Author on March 2, 2010 at 10:00 am
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Oral arguments in the McDonald v. Chicago case are scheduled to begin shortly, with a decision in the next few months.  This case, which will determine whether the 2nd Amendment prevents state and local governments from violating the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms, is right up there with D.C. v. Heller in terms of importance to our gun rights.  Hopefully, this case will be decided in a favorable way, finally putting an end to the injustice of the Chicago and Oak Park handgun bans.

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  • JR

    Hi. Most news issues I came across today on this topic either had commentary supporting the removal of the handgun ban or reported how the Court is giving clear indications that they will extend the 2008 decision to all, bypassing state controls over firearm possession. I bet Mayor Bloomberg is sweating 'bullets' tonight – yeah, pun intended.

    I hope that, as argued by the NRA lawyers, the Court doesn't "water down" the decision and also extend the right to citizen carry, not just limit possession to their homes. I can't see how they could call it a constitutional right but limit it to someone's home.

    I also hope to see one day the carry right extended to all places where, for example, free-speech is allowed. Wouldn't that be something.