What Regulations Are Reasonable?

Randy Barnett has discusses some thoughts.  By this standard he proposes, governments must allow some form of carrying a firearm for self-defense.  They may be able to regulate, and license certain manners of carrying a firearm, but there must be some means to allow for the right to happen.

I look forward to one day carrying a firearm down the streets of New York City should this come to pass.  I think it will happen in my lifetime.

3 thoughts on “What Regulations Are Reasonable?”

  1. How come the definition of a reasonable gun law doesn’t include scientific proof that that law reduces crime?

  2. a reasonable “gun law” is one that says “shall not be infringed” and means just that until you commit a crime…at which point you go to a real prison and are either rehabilitated and come out …after a certain period of proof that you have reformed you can regain your right. If not you stay behind bars. If you can’t be trusted with a gun why are you on the street?

    Reasonable enough for the people who wrote the highest law in the land some 200+ years ago.

  3. Yeah, but the courts are going to place limits on the right, as the do with other rights. The task before us now is to come up with a legal theory that allows for as few restrictions as possible, and brings it into parity with other constitutional rights.

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