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Old November 14, 2011, 02:40 PM   #22
Frank Ettin
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Originally Posted by secret_agent_man
...the court sustained the law based on the erroneous intent of depriving the aforementioned classes of their constitutional rights to protect other classes. It's bad law, and cannot be used as precedent.
Really?

[1] And exactly what in the decision in Cockrum indicates that the case has anything to do with, "...depriving the aforementioned classes of their constitutional rights to protect other classes..."?

[2] As far as precedent, of course it would only apply in Texas, and the case is getting pretty long in the tooth. And as far as being bad law, the question for us isn't whether or not it's bad law. It's whether or not public safety is an exclusively modern concern in connection with the RKBA.
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