Some Fantastic News on Chicago Case

From the NRA:

Two-thirds of the nation’s attorneys general have filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari in the case of NRA v. Chicago and hold that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This bi-partisan group of 33 attorneys general, along with the Attorney General of California in a separate filing, agrees with the NRA’s position that the Second Amendment protects a fundamental individual right to keep and bear arms in the home for self-defense, disagreeing with the decision recently issued by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

So this was bigger than just Jerry Brown.  Two thirds of the state’s Attorney Generals is no small feat, and sends a strong message to the Court.

7 thoughts on “Some Fantastic News on Chicago Case”

  1. Mike Cox (Michigan AG) signed onto this.

    He is also running for governor (incumbent is term limited).

  2. I hate to tell you Bruce, but that’s as far as the legal debate has gone so far. It’s not a red flag, it’s a prudent legal strategy for now. In the future, that can change. But if you don’t even have the right to own one in your home, you sure as hell won’t win a case arguing you have the right to have one in public.

  3. Bitter – it’s not about what’s at hand…it’s about the direction. With idiots, you have to prove common sense first, then based on that truth, you can move to more meaty subjects such as ‘if it’s right for me to protect myself in my home, then what about my car?’ Then, what about my business, walking down the street, etc? It’s a lesson in liberalism…take what you can get (i.e. foot in the door), then go for more. In sports, it’s called momentum. From this legal move, it looks as if some are starting to get it.

    1. This is taking more – it’s taking it from a federal light limited to only federal property and applying it to the entire damn country. How is that not a huge freakin’ step? We’re not even talking from your home to you person or your car. We’re talking from a home on federal property to any where in the United State not owned by the feds. That’s a much, much bigger step.

  4. It’s going in the right direction. The first step was to convince the courts that it’s an individual right. The next step is to convince the courts that it applies to the states. If Jerry Brown is on board with it applying to the states, because he wants a court fight over the meat and potatoes, I’m willing to stand with him on incorporation, and fight him on everything else.

    You have to look at the bigger picture, but the court fight is going to happen one step at a time.

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