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Old April 16, 2013, 11:01 PM   #83
Frank Ettin
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Originally Posted by Aguila Blanca
The broader issue decided in Heller was the question of whether the 2A guarantees an individual right...
Correct, and we should not be discounting that.

Heller and McDonald were watershed. Before Heller we were still fighting about whether the Second Amendment described an individual or collective right, and before McDonald we were saddled with Cruikshank and the Second Amendment not applying to the States. Those were threshold questions, and they've been answered in a manner favorable to our interests.
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