guns & purses (was Re: guns & crime)

Thu Oct 19 06:54:02 PDT 2000

It's gotta be eight what? Look, guy, if every Court of Appeals--I didn't list them all, but thet all agree, and I just added the 5th Cir. cite in a previous post--reads the 2A as interpreted by Miller to mean that there is no constitionally protected individual right to bear arms, there isn't any such right. The S.Ct may change its mind, but until then, that's the law. If you don't believe me, try it in court. --jks

In a message dated Wed, 18 Oct 2000 5:50:13 PM Eastern Daylight Time, martin schiller <mschiller at> writes:

<< JKSCHW at said on 10/18/00 12:03 PM

>Btw a quick scan on westlaw shows that all the Courts of Appeals have held
>that the 2d amendment right is collective, not individual, that it is the
>power held by the states to form an armed militia. See, e.g., US v. Hale, 92
>F.2d 1016, 1019 (8th Cir. 1992), US v. Weaver, 530 F.2d 103, 106 (6th Cir.
>1976); Hickman v. Block, 81 F.3d 98, 102 (9th Cir. 1995); US v. Johnson, 497
>F.2d 548, 550 (4th Cir. 1974); and from my own Seventh Circuit, Gillespie v.
>City of Indianapolis, 185 F.3d 693, 7610 (7th Cir. 1999). That's not all,
>isn't it enough?

A quick scan of your cite tells me that it's not compelling.

That's gotta be eight. Thank you, Doug.


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