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Old June 22, 2010, 05:23 AM   #12
publius42
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Not a lover of the ACLU; especially at national level.
I have agreed with a lot of things the national ACLU has done, just not a fan when it comes to the second amendment. It will be interesting to see how their website update reads after the Supreme Court decision in McDonald comes down...

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Given the reference to "a well regulated Militia" and "the security of a free State," the ACLU has long taken the position that the Second Amendment protects a collective right rather than an individual right. For seven decades, the Supreme Court's 1939 decision in United States v. Miller was widely understood to have endorsed that view.

The Supreme Court has now ruled otherwise. In striking down Washington D.C.'s handgun ban by a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court's 2008 decision in D.C. v. Heller held for the first time that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to keep and bear arms, whether or not associated with a state militia.

The ACLU disagrees with the Supreme Court's conclusion about the nature of the right protected by the Second Amendment. We do not, however, take a position on gun control itself. In our view, neither the possession of guns nor the regulation of guns raises a civil liberties issue.
I think they're saying this forum should be closed.
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