Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Date Set for McDonald!

According to a recent article on CBS News online, McDonald v. City of Chicago will be heard on March 2, 2010 with a decision expected in late June or early July. Mark your calendars!!!

The article also touches on some of the briefs. They’re all posed at the Second Amendment Foundation’s chicagoguncase.com site. The site also makes a few predictions:

“If I had to handicap the outcome of this case, there seems to be a reasonable chance that Alan Gura and the McDonald plaintiffs will win. But a technical win may not have much of a practical effect -- as long as lower courts can figure out a way to justify as constitutional local restrictions that differ only slightly from Chicago's. This may not matter in gun-friendly places like Idaho; it certainly matters to citizens of California, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey and New York, all of whom lack a right to keep and bear arms in their state constitutions.”

A lot of this comes down to not only winning the battle, but winning the war. Even if we get a strong victory in the McDonald case, there remains a mountain of anti-gun legislation on the books. Depending on what standard the Supreme Court sets in its case, there may be many more trips through the courts for further clarification. Don’t for an instant expect that the forces who want to limit or eliminate the right to keep and bear arms are just going to sit back and admit defeat. They’ll use every legal trick in the book to limit our rights, and we’ll have to keep fighting them every step of the way!

Until next time!!!

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