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Feb 23, 2013

Right to Firearms for Self Protection - Resource for Arguments

Second Amendment Foundation Court Cases

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA v. HELLER Weapons for war are what were intended by the Second Amendment. It was for assault weapons; not hunting rifles. You cannot regulate a right without losing it. It should be common knowledge the Supreme Court is on our side in this.

"The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home." District of Columbia v. Heller | The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law For the first time in seventy years, the Court heard a case regarding the central meaning of the Second Amendment and its relation to gun control laws,,, The Second Amendment guarantees an individual's right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed. 

The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms for self defense in one's home is fully applicable to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed and remanded. 

After Heller, the federal government cannot prohibit the possession of handguns in the home. This case raises the question of whether the same restriction applies to state governments. McDonald argues that the right to bear arms is a fundamental right that states should not be able to infringe. Chicago argues that states should be able to tailor firearm regulation to local conditions. The outcome of this case will affect the ability of states to regulate the possession of handguns in their jurisdictions and could have far-reaching effects on long-held conceptions of federalism. 

Any civil or military agent of the Obama Administration who follows an illegal order will be subject to criminal penalties and civil law. Little v. Barreme, 6 U.S. 170 (1804), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court found that the President of the United States does not have "inherent authority" or "inherent powers" which allow him to ignore a law passed by the United States Congress. 

The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act's interim provision commanding the "chief law enforcement officer" (CLEO) of each local jurisdiction to conduct background checks, §922(s)(2), is unconstitutional.

Printz v. United States - 521 U.S. 898 (1996) Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act provisions require the Attorney General to establish a national system for instantly checking prospective handgun purchasers' backgrounds, note following 18 U. S. C. § 922, and command the "chief law enforcement officer" (CLEO) of each local jurisdiction to conduct such checks and perform related tasks on an interim basis until the national system becomes operative, § 922(s). Petitioners, the CLEOs for counties in Montana and Arizona, filed separate actions challenging the interim provisions' constitutionality. In each case, the District Court held that the background-check provision was unconstitutional, but concluded that it was severable from the remainder of the Act, effectively leaving a voluntary background-check system in place. The Ninth Circuit reversed, finding none of the interim provisions unconstitutional. (e) Contrary to the contention of JUSTICE STEVENS' dissent, the Brady Act's direction of the actions of state executive officials is not constitutionally valid under Art. I, § 8, as a law "necessary and proper" to the execution of Congress's Commerce Clause power to regulate handgun sales. Where, as here, a law violates the state sovereignty principle, it is not a law "proper for carrying into Execution" delegated.

United States v. Miller, 307 U. S. 174 (1939) , does not limit the right to keep and bear arms to militia purposes, but rather limits the type of weapon to which the right applies to those used by the militia, i.e., those in common use for lawful purposes. Pp. 47–54.

PARKER V. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA [prior to DC vs Heller]$file/04-7041a.pdf

On June 27, 2005, the Supreme Court dismissed Castle Rock v. Gonzales on the grounds that there was no constitutional right to police protection.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights found that Jessica Lenahan could sue the Castle Rock, Colorado, police department for its refusal in 1999 to enforce a restraining order against her estranged husband. The American courts had dismissed her case.

The town of Castle Rock, Colorado and its police department could not be sued under 42 USC §1983 for failure to enforce a restraining order against respondent's husband, as enforcement of the restraining order does not constitute a property right for 14th Amendment purposes.

Respondent filed this suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that petitioner violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause when its police officers, acting pursuant to official policy or custom, failed to respond to her repeated reports over several hours that her estranged husband had taken their three children in violation of her restraining order against him. Ultimately, the husband murdered the children.... ... (a) The Due Process Clause’s procedural component does not protect everything that might be described as a government “benefit”: “To have a property interest in a benefit, a person … must … have a legitimate claim of entitlement to it.”


JULY 15, 1991: Clarence Thomas, judging from his speeches and scholarly writings, seems instead to believe judges should enforce the Founders' natural law philosophy -- the inalienable rights "given man by his Creator" -- which he maintains is revealed most completely in the Declaration of Independence. He is the first Supreme Court nominee in 50 years to maintain that natural law should be readily consulted in constitutional interpretation.

As Sheriff of Malheur County Oregon, I took an oath to support the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of Oregon,” Wolfe said.I cannot and will not stand idly by while the Constitutional rights of the citizens of this great country are violated by misguided government officials.” 

Gun Control in Colonial New England 

FASTSTATS - Leading Causes of Death

(Data are for the U.S. and are final 2009 data; For the most recent preliminary data see Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2011 [PDF - 1.7 MB]) 10 Leading Causes of Injury Deaths by Age Group Highlighting Violence-Related Injury Deaths, United States – 2010 


United States — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law 

UNODC Homicide Statistics 

Annexe 4. The largest civilian firearms arsenals for 178 countries (ranked by averaged rate of civilian ownership, guns per 100 people) 


The most violent country in Europe: Britain is also worse than South Africa and U.S. 
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The city violent crime rate for Kennesaw in 2010 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 85.16% and the city property crime rate in Kennesaw was lower than the national property crime rate average by 46.46%. In 2010 the city violent crime rate in Kennesaw was lower than the violent crime rate in Georgia by 85.15% and the city property crime rate in Kennesaw was lower than the property crime rate in Georgia by 56.74%. 

Crime Statistics Report (U.S. Crime Rates) [by State and then city] 

Personal Defense Weapons Solicitation Solicitation Number: HSCEMS-12-R-00011 Agency: Department of Homeland SecurityOffice: Immigration & Customs EnforcementLocation: ICE-OAQ-MS This announcement is being placed in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) paragraph 5.207. It is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items. 5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation and proposals are being requested. See attachments for complete details. 

Natural Right To Bear Arms For Self Protection [Photo Album] 

If you kill someone with a car,it is not in the federal crime statistics. I cannot think of a more violent crime. More people are killed by motor vehicles than all those involving firearms. Blunt objects did kill more than rifles in the FBI stats. Drunk drivers killed more than hand guns. If you re looking for the number one killer under 44, it is motor vehicles. Hand guns killed 6,220. 

ALL firearms killed 8,583 Drunk drivers killed 10,136 If you kill someone with a firearm other than justifiable homocide, you will be charged with a felony and never legally possess one again. If you kill someone with a motor vehicle, IF you are charged with a felony, you will never be able to possess a firearm, but you will in all likelihood be driving again in less than 10 years. 

We DO Need Large Capacity Magazines misconceptions/preconceived notions about the nature of terminal ballistics and what really happens in a gunfight: People die immediately upon being shot. It is easy to shoot a moving person. You will face only a single attacker. 

Fees Charged by NICS PC For States 

You never need to demostrate a need for a right, but rights are there to fullfil needs. There is no justification for limiting magazine size. An example is given from North Carolina 
One Bullet Can Kill, but Sometimes 20 Don’t, Survivors Show - New York Times 

When major organs — the heart and brain especially — and blood vessels are avoided, the chances of survival are good, they said. The catch, of course, is that there is no science to preventing a bullet from hitting a vital part of the body. This one is from Georgia: A Georgia mother shot an ex-convict six times to protect her and her children after he apparently forced his way into the family’s home..... The woman fired six bullets, five of which hit Paul Ali Slater in the face and neck area, Chapman said. But Slater, who has arrests dating to 2008 and was released from jail in August, was still conscious.“The guy’s face down, crying,” the sheriff said. The woman told him to stay down or she’d shoot again. 

Deputies found Slater bleeding profusely in a neighbor’s driveway. “I’m dying. Help me,” he told them, according to Chapman. Slater was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center and is expected to survive, the sheriff said. ...Slater has six other arrests in Gwinnett dating back to 2008, according to jail records....

Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman said the suspect, Paul Ali Slater, is now “walking and talking” after recovering for more than a month at Gwinnett Medical Center. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports ( that bullets punctured his lungs, liver and stomach. He faces aggravated assault and burglary charges.

Battle of Athens (1946) The Battle of Athens (sometimes called the McMinn County War) was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local government in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of political corruption and voter intimidation. The event is sometimes cited by firearms ownership advocates as an example of the value of the Second Amendment in combating tyranny.

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