The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Conference Center > Law and Civil Rights

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 2, 2009, 07:53 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: June 2, 2009
Posts: 6
New To Incorporation

Hello all - this is my first post on this board - and what a fantastic board it is! I live in NYC, but am a gun enthusiast thanks to relatives who live in gun-friendly states. I'm an ardent Libertarian/Conservative, at least as far as gun rights and taxes are concerned.

With that being said, I've been doing a lot of readings of the major 2A SCOTUS arguments/opinions, but I'm a little confused as to what extent incorporation would apply to the states. Let's take a theoretical situation in which SCOTUS rules that 2A is incorporated. Would this affect CCW at all? Have there been any cases in the mix, or even just discussions as to whether the "bear" of "keep and bear arms" refers to actually carrying a gun on one's person? Or would it be logical to assume that it, at first, would only apply to home defense (premises permits)?

I guess what I'm getting at is that while it's great that the our pre-existing rights would be safe under the Constitution, in practice, not much would change for the 39 states that are already shall issue. For the other 11 states, they'd be free to own a gun in the home, correct? I'm definitely aware that while it's 39 shall issue states right now, it could be far less many years from now.

I'm definitely perturbed by the fact that 2 of the justices in the Chicago ban case today that sided with the antis were supposedly very conservative. I don't doubt their conservatism, but it makes you wonder if Scalia/Roberts/Thomas/Alito/Kennedy would vote the same way?
Chris2121 is offline  
Old June 2, 2009, 08:22 PM   #2
maestro pistolero
Senior Member
Join Date: August 16, 2007
Posts: 2,148
Welcome. This thread from Calguns does a pretty good job of breaking it down.

"Everything you want to know about incorporation, period."
maestro pistolero is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04185 seconds with 7 queries