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Colorado House Passes Four Gun-Control Measures

bhirsh Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 12:18 PM
There are three key precedents that prohibit the government from banning semiautomatic firearms. U.S. v. Miller - Protected arms are those "in common use" that "bear some reasonable relationship to the preservation . . . of a well-regulated militia". D.C. v. Heller - "The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes[.] McDonald v. City of Chicago - "We therefore hold that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment incorporates the Second Amendment right recognized in Heller.” These are not mere inconveniences for the Democrats’ argument, they are fatal to it.

After much heated debate on Friday, a package of gun-control measures passed in the Colorado House on Monday, including limiting magazines to 15 rounds, background checks for all gun transactions, requiring gun owners to pay for their own background checks and banning concealed weapons on public college campuses.  The four bills will now move to the Senate.

While many of the measures are ideas currently being pushed by the White House (don’t think Joe Biden let this vote occur without making some phone calls first) and feature prominently in the national gun-control debate, the concept of banning concealed...

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