Ninth Circuit Will Revisit Controversial Gun Case

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After a setback earlier this year, gun control advocates will get a second chance to defend an Alameda County ordinance that restricts where firearms can be sold.

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  • Matthew A. Siegel

    While I have not read the Heller case, it seems to me that the risk versus utility of having a gunshop in close proximity to residential properties and the concomitant gun violence that could thus ensue, should be weighed by the court.

  • Rich....

    If you are one that believes the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of what is lawful and constitutional, then you have believed a lie and a myth that Jefferson warned about. The States still retain their rights to this day to defy the federal judiciary, which has become an oligarcy. We just need strong statesmen as governors and legislatures to make that stand! In writing to William Jarvis, Jefferson said, "You seem . . . to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy." The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow) working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped."

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