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Old December 5, 2008, 01:25 AM   #1
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Kopel's Wall Street Journal column on Plaxico Burress

Kopel argues that NY's law might be unconstitutional. Here's a link:

For the those who don't read the Wall Street Journal regularly, you might be surprised to learn that it's opposed to mindless gun control.
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Old December 5, 2008, 11:57 AM   #2
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Let's see, we have Nordyke (CA) before the 9th Circuit. We have 2 cases in Chicago (7th Circuit), and it now looks like NYC (2nd Circuit) will be the next venue for incorporation.

Momentum is building.
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Old December 5, 2008, 12:19 PM   #3
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NY, no less. Right into the mouth of the dragon!
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Old December 5, 2008, 12:27 PM   #4
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Mr. Kopel, makes some excellent arguments. Let's hope the right people pay attention to such points.

With the various cases comming up, I hope the 2nd Amendment is incorporated. It doesn't make sense to me that Constitutional protections can be violated by state laws, given the supremacy clause.
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Old January 12, 2009, 01:34 PM   #5
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Mr. Burress might well be lacking the "poster boy" qualities offered by Dick Heller, however it seems to me, and here I might be dead wrong, that if we can win on this incorporation business, that we might have, in fact, climbed that slippery elm.
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