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Still more on the DOJ and Heller

The LA Times (of all places) has a pretty decent read on the Bush DOJ arguing that 1) there is an individual right but 2) supporting DC:

In their legal battle over gun ownership and the 2nd Amendment, gun- control advocates never expected to get a boost from the Bush administration.

But that’s just what happened when U.S. Solicitor General Paul D. Clement urged the Supreme Court in a brief Friday to say that gun rights are limited and subject to “reasonable regulation” by the government and that all federal restrictions on firearms should be upheld.

The feds here simply are trying to keep their federal gun laws in tact. They realize that someone, upon a favorable ruling in Heller, will challenge other gun laws. And they are trying to prevent that. After all, it’s their job to support their laws. So, with that, you can’t really fault them much. It could have been worse. After all, here’s some folks from the Clinton administration pushing the collective rights mythology.

I think this may lead to some sort of talks of a federal pre-emption.

David Kopel notes some disappointment.

Here’s a list of pleadings.

Sebastian lays out the next moves.

4 Responses to “Still more on the DOJ and Heller”

  1. HardCorps Says:

    “After all, itís their job to support their laws. So, with that, you canít really fault them much.”

    Bingo Baby!!! The true nature of government revealed. It was set up to defend the rights of it’s citizens, but now it’s criminal organization because it denies this premise and violates the peoples’ rights. You’re right, we won’t just fault them, we’ll hold them accountable for their crimes against humanity as well.

  2. anon Says:

    “…After all, itís their job to support their laws. So, with that, you canít really fault them much…”

    Can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or not?

    In any event, in that the purpose of the US government is to protect the rights of the people…I respectfully disagree. We CAN fault them. We MUST fault them. We should do everything legally possible to remove them from their posts.

    The department of ‘Just Us’ can kiss my pucker.

  3. straightarrow Says:

    HardCorps Says:

    January 14th, 2008 at 11:27 am
    ďAfter all, itís their job to support their laws. So, with that, you canít really fault them much.Ē

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    Correct me if I’m wrong, but that line didn’t go over too well at Nuremburg, did it? Nothing the defendants did was against the laws of Germany at the time they did the things they were on trial for.

    See any similarities?

  4. HardCorps Says:

    Exactly my point straightarrow. But the quote must be attributed to it’s producer – Uncle.