Monday, April 20, 2009

Breaking News - Second Amendment

All I have is the headline: The Ninth Circuit Court has ruled for incorporating the Second Amendment.

UPDATE: Uncle has the skinny.

Presumably this would be via the 14th Amendment. This would mean -- in the areas covered by the 9th -- that the Second Amendment, as interpreted in Heller, applies to State and local governments.


Turk Turon said...

The ruling applies to CA, WA, OR, NV, I'd and AZ (I think). What a wonderful surprise on such a somber day in history.

Ed Rasimus said...

Decidedly out of character for the 9th Circuit. This should get Eric Holder's Jockeys in a knot.

Meanwhile in TX, we talk about the 10th Amendment and the benefits of secession. Maybe it will work out better this time...

Crucis said...

Yes, it was due to the "Due Process" clause in the 14th Amendment. The Nordykes will lost their suit against the County of Alameda, but that allows them to appeal to the entire 9th court or to SCOTUS.

There are discussions whether this would be a good case to go to SCOTUS due to the fact the decision allows for regulation of firearms.

More to come! First steps and all that!