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Washington D.C. says citizens have no right to own guns
posted January 7, 2008
OPINION – The District of Columbia,
otherwise known as our nation’s capitol, Washington D.C., claims that
the second amendment to the Constitution is a right reserved for the
Federal Government not the individual citizen. In other words,
Washington D.C. wants your guns, not just in the Capitol, but
Mayor Adrian Fenty introduced former U.S. Solicitor General Walter
Dellinger as the lead attorney representing the district and said, "We
are going to argue not just the most significant legal case in the
history of the District of Columbia, but one of the most significant
legal challenges in the history of the country."
That is the understatement for the entire history of the United States
The first ten amendments of the US Constitution, otherwise known as the
Bill of Rights, delineates the rights given to individuals and limits
the Federal Government from infringing upon the rights bestowed on all
citizens by God. All other rights not listed are reserved by “the
The issue is whether the right to keep and bear arms is an individual
right or a collective right belonging to state militias. The U.S. Court
of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down the D.C. law
banning private ownership of guns and the case has now been appealed
and accepted by the US Supreme Court as initial filings in the case
came this past Friday.
If anyone has ever had a reason to fear their federal government, now
is the time.
According to the brief filed by the District of Columbia, the second
amendment only applies to Congress, not the Federal Government. If
successful in their claim, all individual ownership of firearms would
now be called into question and could be further restricted if not
The D.C. US Court of Appeals got it right the first time and the US
Supreme Court should no doubt follow suit. All “rights” in the Bill of
Rights are conferred upon the individual.
What is frightening is that those in the “Beltway” of Washington D.C.,
including our own Congressional members, remain eerily quiet as this
suit has made its way through the Federal Court System. It has not
appeared as an issue in any Presidential debate or made the prime time
It seems that while politicians from the Republican and Democrat
Parties are pandering for your vote in the Presidential Primaries, they
are doing anything and everything to avoid supporting one of your God
given individual rights.
Every citizen should be outraged and indignant to the cloaked attempt
one of the Bill of Rights.
A wise man once said, “Any gun the government wants to take from you
shows they fear it in the hands of free men, therefore you need two of
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