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Second Amendment Court Victory (non-firearms-related)!

davidmcbeth

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Nice to see the court actually following the law but I doubt that the court opinion will offer any more "protections".

The case is really only a win for the defendant in the case.
 

OC for ME

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Not a win at all. The dude lost just about everything and the laws remain on the books. The cops will not be held to account, will gig another citizen, and the odds of that dude gaining a meaningful redress, in CT, is statistically impossible, but ya never know.

...in the home...pfft.
 

Firearms Iinstuctor

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I feel that it well be very narrowly useful only protection one well receive well be if one is actually moving fro house house.

Other then that nothing.
 

OC4me

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The decision has two important implications.

First, a broad definition of arms is actually a very good thing in my humble opinion as it makes it a bit more difficult to argue that the Second Amendment protects some firearms and not others. In order words, the scope of 'arms' is not so narrow but rather more diverse. Of course, that won't stop the semiautomatic gun ban crowd, but it helps a little.

Second, when, SCOTUS finally gets around to holding that the Second Amendment is not limited to one's dwelling (i.e. in public) then this case will gain far more importance for knife rights.

Let's not forget that the case isn't over yet, it could be appealed (which I actually hope it is since I believe the decision would be upheld).
 
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