Saturday, March 27, 2010

Interpreting Heller

The Gun Guys reports on the latest struggles in Washington D.C. to understand Heller.

A federal judge on Friday upheld limitations on gun ownership that the District of Columbia put in place following a 2008 Supreme Court decision overturning the city's outright ban on handguns.

"We fully expect to go the Court of Appeals," said Heller's lawyer Richard E. Gardiner.

Urbina's opinion "misinterprets Heller altogether," Gardiner said, referring to the Supreme Court decision. In particular, he took issue with the judge's observation that the Supreme Court did not explicitly declare the Second Amendment right to be "fundamental."

The plaintiffs claimed the new process for registering guns — which includes fingerprinting, vision tests, background checks and other requirements, and which limits people to registering one pistol per month — was too burdensome.

That doesn't sound too burdensome to me. What is it with these Heller supporters?


  1. MikeB, this article maybe interesting reading for you if you haven't already. I am sure you have no problem with what this guy had to go through.

    “It took $833.69, a total of 15 hours 50 minutes, four trips to the Metropolitan Police Department, two background checks, a set of fingerprints, a five-hour class and a 20-question multiple-choice exam. “

    Really? Are four trips absolutely necessary, or are they just being bratty little sore losers? Think of all the police time wasted… My question is do you have to go through all this again for your second gun?

  2. Anyone really fail to see that $833.69 to register a $499 pistol is an infringement?

  3. FWM: "Anyone really fail to see that $833.69 to register a $499 pistol is an infringement?"

    I think he said it was a $275 gun. The $833.69 does not include gas money and lost work time. How many days off work did he have to take?