SAF victory in 4th Circuit

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  1. Flopsweat

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    The Second Amendment Foundation just scored a major win on the east coast.
    http://saf.org/viewpr-new.asp?id=395

    Seems that the U.S. District Court for Maryland found that "the right to bear arms is not limited to the home."

    The judge wrote "A citizen may not be required to offer a ‘good and substantial reason’ why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The right’s existence is all the reason he needs."
    Lots of other great quotes in the article. This should get interesting for D.C. residents. If we could get a finding like this in the 9th (I know, but I can dream, can't I?) it would be fantastic.
     
  2. Joe Link

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    Wow! If it happened over there then who knows...
     
  3. CFletch

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    That is awesome.

    My favorite part: "U.S. District Court Judge Benson Everett Legg noted, “In addition to self-defense, the (Second Amendment) right was also understood to allow for militia membership and hunting. To secure these rights, the Second Amendment‘s protections must extend beyond the home: neither hunting nor militia training is a household activity, and ‘self-defense has to take place wherever [a] person happens to be’.”

    It's nice to see a Judge who actually knows the 2nd and what it means. Hopefully we'll get a companion/equivalent case over here.
     
  4. Joe Link

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    Yep, that whole article is great.
     
  5. evltwn

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    Wow...a legal decision that actually includes common sense...
     
  6. Dunerunner

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    Small Steps....Soon we will have a fully restored 2A. (fingers crossed)
     

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