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Old November 14, 2011, 11:47 AM   #20
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by secret_agent_man
...With all due respect, Cockrum v State was more about keeping weapons out of the hands of certain classes of undesirables...
Nonetheless, Cockrum involved a law affecting one's choice of weapon for personal defense, and the court sustained the law based on a public safety rationale. And that was in 1859.

You had asserted (post 11) that pubic safety was only a recent concern in connection with the regulation of weapons. Apparently that is incorrect.
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