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Old April 16, 2013, 09:56 PM   #81
Tom Servo
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The Supreme Court hasn't construed "arms" in the right to keep and bear arms to be limited to just and only handguns.
No, but the Heller and McDonald decisions were about handguns in the home. You're right that they didn't limit the right to that, but they did stop there. A politician or Justice can interpret that as applying only to handguns.

I don't like it, either, but sometimes that's the landscape.

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From my perspective, Heller, far from being little more than a lurch and then we are brought to a grinding halt, I see it more as having put the ball into motion.
Two years ago, I'd have agreed. I still want to. I'm glad we have those decisions, and they are a bulwark. Notice how anti's have gone from "there is no right to own guns" to "I support the RKBA, but..."

Still, we may be at an impasse for the near future.
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