Are State permit "need" requirements unconstitutional ?
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May 11th, 2012 12:53 AM
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May 11th, 2012 01:58 AM
Funny thing is, as it used to be in Iowa, when you demonstrate a need, say "carry large sums of money." In most of the states where you demonstrate the need by possession of property, it is illegal to use deadly force to protect property.
Go figure. Laws seem to be designed to "create"criminals.
It could be worse!
May 11th, 2012 02:34 AM
I agree with every person who believes a permit system is unconstitutional. I believe that every bit of the constitution should remain un-infringed, and it bothers me that there laws are in place that keep those of us who love and respect the country from forming groups that would force the government to abide by the constitution.
May 15th, 2012 11:50 AM
Well, while I haven't noted Replies from Constitutional law specialists, it seems that the general opinion is 'yes, "need" predicated permits ARE un-Constitutional'. Given that, the follow-on question, that springs to mind is:
Why haven't these un-Constitutional "need" predicated permit laws been challenged? ... e.g. by the NRA or individuals?
Is there some legal basis that justifies States usurping basic Constitutional "Bill of Rights"? ... such that challenges would be prohibitively expensive?
May 15th, 2012 03:38 PM
you have a very weak case, the supreme court has ruled that some restrictions or limitations can be imposed, I believe it was the hellar decision. therefore some restrictions would be ok, where it gets dicey is who is to decide what is a legal restriction and what restrictions go too far. the court has left that question unanswered.
Originally Posted by Discoveror
I would suggest that places like NYC, NJ, IL are way past having restrictions that would pass constitutional muster.
May 15th, 2012 09:04 PM
You have just opened a can of worms.
First of all. It is up to each of us, not only to read and understand, but to voice our interpretation. Failure to do so is a delectation of our duty. In this day of age, your interpretation is most likely more valid that the Supreme Court’s. Don’t forget, the SC does NOT have the authority to make a decision which goes against the Constitution. This is spelled out in the Constitution itself.
We need to get back to what not only what the Constitution itself says, but refer to old dictionaries for definitions of various passages and words which indicates what the Founders actually intended. In addition to that, all one need to do is consult the relevant Federalist paper(s).
The minute we accept the SC said “such and such”, and that decision does not abide by the Constitution, that decision, in itself, is null and void as provided by the Constitution itself.
The vast majority, including many here, have no idea of not only what the Constitution says, but also what it means.
May 15th, 2012 10:19 PM
maybe you didn't grasp what I said and what the supreme court has said, they ruled that the right to keep and bear arms cannot be infringed, that said they also said that some sort of rules and regs. regarding ownership and possession can be implemented, what they didn't elaborate on was what and how imposing those rules and regs can be. As you can see places like DC, NJ, NYC, IL still have laws that virtually ban concealed carry and DC and IL practically ban ownership, despite the recent rulings by the supremos.
May 15th, 2012 11:05 PM
First of all, apologies if the following upsets you. When it comes to the Constitution, I get very upset with those who profess their rights granted them by the Constitution, are being infringed.
In actual fact, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, does not grant anyone any rights. If you doubt that, then point me to the article, clause, or amendment that says otherwise. Also, be prepared to argue your case.....politely of course.
I DID grasp what you said.
The SC ruled that the 2ndAmendment cannot be infringed. If you can point that ruling out to me I would appreciate it.
If by chance you are possibly referring to either McDonald or even Heller, may I suggest you read the both opinions in their entirety.
The vast majority of each of those opinions were unconstitutional. The SC does NOT have the authority to rule against the Constitution. The Constitution itself upholds that.
Neither McDonald nor Heller was necessary not only as argued, but also as decided.
Article 6 Clause 2.
Then consult the 2nd Amendment.
It is so simple, even for the SC, it is pathetic.
If we don’t get BACK to the Constitution, as it is written, then we are lost.
May 15th, 2012 11:16 PM
assuming that your assessment of the constitutionality of the rulings referred to are correct there is no higher level to appeal to, so short of getting arrested and going through the system how would you address this possible miscarriage of justice?
May 15th, 2012 11:23 PM
The whole having a permit thing is unconstitutional IMO
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May 15th, 2012 11:29 PM
Not if we all use are right to vote and let the people in congress see what the majority of the people want in November...
Originally Posted by GunGeezer
I would rather live my life as if there is a God,
And die to find out there isn't, than live my life
As if there isn't, and die to find out there is.
May 15th, 2012 11:51 PM
BINGO.....we do have a way.
Originally Posted by apvbguy
This is why I’ve said that while the presidential election is important, the congressional election(S) ARE MUCH MORE IMPORTANT.
If nothing else, Congress can change the law which will render a SC decision null and void.
We the people hold the power in the form of the ballot box. It’s time we not only voted, but KNOW the issues of which we are voting.
Sounds easy. But, if we as gun owners, who spout off about the Constitution, without even remotely understanding it ourselves, how can we make any decision about any candidate who professes an agenda.
May 16th, 2012 03:28 AM
The 2A was designed to keep the citizens armed against their own government. Where then is the logic in giving that government any power to disarm?
"The flock sleep peaceably in their pasture at night because Sheepdogs stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
May 16th, 2012 07:51 AM
too bad that you are so wrapped up in this that you don't realize that congress would probably not pass any such laws and that we gun owners are actually a very small segment of a very ignorant about guns population.
Originally Posted by Varmiter
you can scream and yell about the injustice of the situation all that you care to but I doubt it would have any effect.
May 16th, 2012 04:31 PM
Yep. You are right. The apathy that you just exhibited speaks volumes about, not only you, but the majority of the population in this country. But there are those who actually are trying to change things.
Originally Posted by apvbguy
This article, while not gun related, gives you an idea of how we begin to change things.
Walter Williams: Should We Obey All Laws?
While this article is very gun related.
NW gun activists
People need to connect the dots and take action. Apathy, such as even exhibited here, is killing this country.
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