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Sat Apr 15, 2017, 06:47 PM

Trump got his guy on the court just in time.

http://www.newsweek.com/guns-america-supreme-court-considering-gun-case-could-expand-second-amendment-584408

"In Peruta v. California, the justices would decide whether the Second Amendment entitles law-abiding citizens to carry handguns outside of the home for self-defense, including concealed carry when open carry is prohibited by state law. Edward Peruta and other gun owners who were denied concealed-carry permits by the San Diego County sheriff appealed the case to the Supreme Court in January, The San Diego Tribune reported earlier this year. California has some of the strongest gun laws of all 50 states. Regarding concealed carry, every state and Washington, D.C., allows it in some form."

"If the justices decide to take on the case, though, it could be the most important ruling on guns since the 2008 landmark decision in District of Columbia vs. Heller. In that ruling, the justices recognized, in a 5-4 vote, an individual’s right to keep firearms at home for self-defense. Scalia, who was a strict originalist and conservative, wrote the majority opinion in Heller, joined by Justices John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas. Besides the late Scalia, those justices all still serve on the court. But the high court hasn’t yet ruled on the right to carry a gun outside of the home"



Looking forward to another 5-4 victory. The Republicans definitely did something right with their fight over that seat. This future win, and others for the 2nd, will be worth it.

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Response to Hades (Original post)

Sat Apr 15, 2017, 07:02 PM

1. SCOTUS may rule that the individual states have the right to prohibit or allow open carry or ...

concealed carry or both.

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Response to batcat (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 15, 2017, 07:15 PM

2. Possibly so....which is all the more reason to hope for one of the liberals on the court to retire

and be replaced with a conservative.

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Response to Juan Rico (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 15, 2017, 07:33 PM

3. Hopefully Trump will pick the next replacement from his list of potential Justices. ...

He might just pick a more moderate Justice to help gain support from the Democrats but in my opinion that would be a serious mistake. I suspect he is smarter than that. Because the Democrats caused the nuclear option to be employed Trump can definitely put another conservative on the court if he wishes and the Democrats will be unable to stop it before the midterms and hopefully after. His first choice looks to be a top notch pick.

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