arma virumque cano (et alia)
Mike, thought you would find this story interesting:Guns in Two Shootings Came From Tenn. Police WASHINGTON --Two guns used in high-profile shootings this year at the Pentagon and a Las Vegas courthouse both came from the same unlikely place: the police and court system of Memphis, Tenn.Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that both guns were once seized in criminal cases in Memphis. The officials described how the weapons made their separate ways from an evidence vault to gun dealers and to the shooters.The use of guns that once were in police custody and were later involved in attacks on police officers highlights a little-known divide in gun policy in the United States: Many cities and states destroy guns gathered in criminal probes, but others sell or trade the weapons in order to get other guns or buy equipment such as bulletproof vests.
Probably because you need to be an screaming liberal, anti-gun moron like me since this sounds like my posts on the topic.Let's see DC v Heller states that gun bans, but not registration, are acceptable.McDonald v. Chicago says that Federal Law trumps local law, hence the Federal government can regulate firearms imposing registration.Thus proving the law of unintended consequences.
Well, if you take that approach than the NFA and every federal gun control law since it would be gone. I don't think gun control advocates would be willing to champion that idea just to keep Chicago's silly little ban. -TS
Did overturning Jim Crow "damage the Constitution and increase the power of the federal government?"Did outlawing slavery "damage the Constitution and increase the power of the federal government?"