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Old April 16, 2013, 12:10 PM   #78
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
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I don't agree, but certainly, you're entitled to your opinion. Heller already protects more than a right to have a double-barreled shotgun, and McDonald already incorporates the Second Amendment right recognized in Heller.
Yep, it protects the right to have a handgun in the home. At the moment, we come to a full stop right there.

That doesn't preclude bans based on capacity or type. It doesn't preclude limiting a household to a singular handgun. It doesn't preclude local bans on rifles or magazines. Nor has it done anything to roll back arbitrary "good cause" licensing schemes.

Seeing these problems persist, and seeing new ones created, can be cause for pessimism. The developments of the last four months, including this week's refusal of cert, don't help.

Heller and McDonald were good developments, and I hope they were the foot in the door. However, if our progress stops there, I do fear for the future.
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
--Randall Munroe
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