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Let gun owners carry weapons
in public, says US judge

Reuters, by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/27/2014 8:20:38 AM

A judge has ordered officials in Washington DC to allow citizens to carry handguns in public after saying a previous ban on “open carry” weapons is unconstitutional. “There is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny,” said Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr of the District of Columbia District Court. “Therefore, the court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional,” he added in his 19-page

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Don´t know about you, but my eyes got real big as I read this piece.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: skedaddle, 7/27/2014 8:35:44 AM     (No. 9941797)

I´m amazed because this makes so much sense. Just think if all the oversized white t-shirt crowd carried their weapon where you could see it? Of course, they´d have to get it legally registered, pass a background check, show competency with the weapon, etc. Guess most of those folks will still conceal carry.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: zoidberg, 7/27/2014 8:39:31 AM     (No. 9941801)

"A man´s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box."

-Frederick Douglass

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 7/27/2014 9:37:50 AM     (No. 9941866)

I must have drunk to much last night. DId I really read that a Judge allowed open carry in DC? MUst be a duzzy of a hangover.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: HPmatt, 7/27/2014 9:42:59 AM     (No. 9941873)

So is this Federal Court where Mark Witascheck needs to go to get his reputation back for possession a mis-fired shotgun shell?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1, 7/27/2014 10:09:27 AM     (No. 9941918)

Why shouldn´t they, across the US? After all, criminals do anyway - why does the government think it´s allowed to prohibit citizens exercising a right when it can´t stop armed criminals from possessing or carrying or using weapons?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lonestarlarry, 7/27/2014 10:44:06 AM     (No. 9941956)

It would sure make for a polite society, if everyone carried. After about a year, the idiots would have each other killed off, and the real people could carry on as usual.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: craige, 7/27/2014 11:18:16 AM     (No. 9942003)

Governments fear armed citizens. Even Roman emperors feared the general population. Our local, state and fed are no exception. This goes all the way down to the enforcement level. Law enforcement, regulatory inspectors (building, health, EPA, etc), even forest rangers are afraid.

Interestingly, it´s the long guns that are the greatest threat. A sniper can kill, without being easily being stopped.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/27/2014 11:20:13 AM     (No. 9942005)

I hope the ´in your eye´ crowd doesn´t make an ass of themselves by flaunting it everywhere.
I agree with the ruling but I think concealed is better as it doesn´t scare women and children.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 7/27/2014 11:34:18 AM     (No. 9942019)

This would be Harry Reid´s worst nightmare. "Would be" because this isn´t going to actually happen in DC no matter what. Imagine being a slimy crook (like any given member of the Legislative Branch) and having armed citizens you´ve cheated out of their wealth and rights walking around with guns on their hips.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ray of Sunshine, 7/27/2014 12:04:40 PM     (No. 9942041)

I agree, concealed carry is better all around, if for no other reason than to hide who is actually armed, thereby reducing the chance that they will be the first to be neutralized by a fanatic hell-bent on violence.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: rael, 7/27/2014 12:14:01 PM     (No. 9942051)

I wonder if this will affect the ban on carrying in public in California that was passed last year?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 7/27/2014 1:00:54 PM     (No. 9942096)

Thanks for that quote, #2.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: web, 7/27/2014 1:44:11 PM     (No. 9942128)

Non of the anti-gun crowd or governments are worried that this will help criminals. They carry weapons anyway. They are afraid that ordinary citizens will fight back, and there will be blood in the streets. There is, anyway, but it is usually the victims blood. They are really afraid of too many black and hispanic criminals being shot, of people fighting back against the black mobs that target whites. There is already a race war going on against whites. We are supposed to be unarmed victims.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/28/2014 1:49:02 AM     (No. 9942614)

All across America, gun control fanatics are gasping.

Could not believe Shania Twain came out against guns today.

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