Will only Obama's savage brothers and sons have weapons
Date: Saturday, February 15 @ 14:02:25 MST
Topic: Gun Issues
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The top law enforcement officers from a number of U.S. states joined a
national gun rights group in urging the United States Supreme
Court to make a clear and precise decision regarding Americans'
constitutional rights to defend themselves, their families and their property,
according to a national civil rights group on Friday.
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According to the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), the attorneys
general of 19 states submitted a joint amicus curiae ("friend of the
court") brief in the case of Drake v. Jerejian, requesting that the
members of the U.S. Supreme Court make the determination whether or not the U.S.
Constitution's Second Amendment secures Americans the right to carry handguns
outside of their homes for self-defense.
In the amicus brief, penned by Wyoming's Attorney General Peter K.
Michael, the 19 attorneys general note that "significant splits of
authority have developed in both the federal and state courts as they have tried
to answer questions involving the right to keep and bear arms outside of the
home,"SAF officials stated.
The Supreme Court case, which has been joined by organizations such as
the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs, the National Rifle
Association, and 34 members of the U.S. Congress, also requests that the high
court clarify the standard of review governing Second Amendment claims involving
restrictions on the right of law-abiding adults to carry handguns outside the
Drake v. Jerejian challenges New Jersey's arbitrary
requirement that carry permit applicants demonstrate a "justifiable
need" to carry a handgun outside the home, as does several other states and
municipalities including New York City.
Wyoming Attorney General Michael is joined by his colleagues in Alabama,
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio,Oklahoma, South Carolina, South
Dakota and West Virginia.
"It is significant that so many attorneys general decided to sign on to
this important brief," said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan
M. Gottlieb. "Their legal experience and understanding of this important
constitutional and civil rights issue should carry great weight with the high
Gottlieb's organization, based in Bellevue, Wash., is represented by
Virginia attorney Alan Gura, who has won both of the significant Supreme
Court rulings on the Second Amendment, in 2008 and 2010.
These victories have paved the way for numerous successful challenges of
state and local limitations firearm civil rights.
According to Gottlieb and SAF:
"This case is particularly important because of all of the United States
Courts of Appeal issuing rulings on the Second Amendment... only the Third
Circuit, in this matter, has actually held that the Second Amendment does not
secure, or even touch, the right to carry a handgun, 'the quintessential
self-defense weapon.' This interpretation is in clear conflict with the
decisions of other circuit [courts] and, more importantly, imperils the Second
Amendment rights of all citizens.
"The case is a civil rights challenge to New Jersey’s restrictive
handgun licensing scheme which allows government officials unchecked
discretion in deciding who has shown adequate 'justifiable need' and may
therefore exercise their Second Amendment right to carry a firearm for
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