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Response to upaloopa (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 03:29 AM

22. What do you mean, "none of us are lawyers?"

 

I'm a trial lawyer in NYC, and I know other members of DU are lawyers or have significant legal experience.

In any event, the ammunition argument is simply foolish, demonstrates an inexcusable misunderstanding of basic rights in the USA, and such issues have been dealt with conclusively by the courts for many, many years.

Despite the pronouncements of such eminent jurists like Chris Rock, you simply cannot get around or bypass a Constitutional right by ancillary legislation such as bullet bans. The classic example is how the government cannot ban or unduly tax printers ink as a means to curtain speech and the press.

I haven't been in high school for many years, but I distinctly remember discussing these issues extensively in Social Studies. I know the state of education has worsened, but if the most basic understanding of the Bill of Rights is no longer part of the curriculum, it's just plain sad.

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