Category: 2nd

Ryan losing again

Paul Ryan

“If the bill becomes law, it will mark a massive expansion of the government’s ability to restrict gun rights on the basis of precrime—a crime not yet committed.” — Freedom Caucus member Justin Amash (R-Mich.)

Ohio Court of Appeals Holds ‘that the right to bear arms ensured by the Second Amendment does, in fact, extend to motor vehicles’

Bill of Rights

Eugene Volokh in the WaPo: The view that the Second Amendment protects some sort of right to carry guns outside the home remains the minority view among post-Heller appellate courts, but it’s a substantial minority, and this decision adds to that minority. Here is a bit from the decision noting that while both Heller and […]

Stun Guns in the Wolverine State

Somehow I missed this: Michigan Court of Appeals Strikes Down Stun Gun Ban, Says Second Amendment Applies to Open Carry in Public I think this is correct. But Murdoc is more interested in HOW they reached that decision, especially: The Second Amendment applies not just to firearms but to other weapons as well. “[The state] […]

Willfully Ignorant

Antis, Once Again, Conveniently Using Their Own Facts The Second Amendment was written at a time when the United States was little more than jungle with bandits, savage Indians and wild animals that we needed to protect ourselves from. Yes, and to hunt food. We have long outgrown that kind of life. That is all […]

The 2A is a ‘Complication’

Sebasitan writes about a Car Analogy Epic Fail in the New York Times by Nicholas D. Kristof. Now, one of the Murdoc’s favorite pastimes is discussing gun control with those who say gun ownership should be like car ownership and make all sorts of driver’s license analogies. Good times. But this is Murdoc’s favorite bit […]

Daley Backs Down, But Only A Bit

Mayor Daley backs off plan to limit residents to one gun The headline makes it sound like good news, but check out some more details in the Sun-Times: It prohibits possession of those handguns outside the home. The home is specifically defined as the inside portion “traditionally used for living purposes” — not the garage, […]

Chicago Moves Quickly To Draft New Gun Ordinance

Via Say Uncle and Newsalert: Chicago Moves Quickly To Draft New Gun Ordinance Chicago Mayor Richard Daley will push for a strict handgun ordinance to replace its doomed gun ban that will likely include limiting each resident to a single handgun, requiring gun owners to have insurance and prohibiting gun stores from setting up shop […]