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Old February 14, 2014, 05:28 PM   #92
Frank Ettin
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Originally Posted by Jim March
...But the original "defense against tyranny" meaning of the 2nd hasn't been overturned,...
However, Judge O'Scannlain provides an extensive historical review supporting a "right to self defense" reading. Indeed, he points out that the "defense against tyranny" view does not support finding a right to routinely carry a gun outside the home (Peruta, pg 22):
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...Since one needn’t exactly tote a pistol on his way to the grocery store in order to keep his government in check, it is no surprise (and, thus, of limited significance for purposes of our analysis) when these courts suggest that the right is mostly confined to the home....
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