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  •  learning from others' policies requires ditching.. (3+ / 0-)
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    ...our Bill of Rights and adopting another?

    Maybe you could explain that reasoning.


    •  One may learn and yearn all one wishes. (0+ / 0-)

      You go to court (and the legislature) with the Bill of Rights one has, unless one has the constituency to change it.

      •  and clearly a broad range of gun control... (4+ / 0-)
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        ...measures including much legislation currently being discussed, proposed, and negotiated, requires no change of the Bill of Rights to enact, effect, and uphold.

        Cool, huh?


        •  Yes, it is cool. One also assumes such (0+ / 0-)

          legislation, if passed, will pass SCOTUS scrutiny if challenged, given our legislators careful analysis of the bills they pass.

          •  gun enthusiasts wanna ignore the Constitution... (0+ / 0-)

            ...that's pretty clear, what with all those nullification bills that gun enthusiasts are trying to push through.

            I wonder if gun-enthusiast legislators are carefully analyzing and crafting those nullification bills to assure that these gun-enthusiast nullifications will be upheld by the courts.

            'Course, those individual gun enthusiast sheriffs and whatnot, those who are making nullification declarations without legislative backup, I wonder how those non-legislated gun enthusiast nullifications will hold up to judicial review.

            I wonder if a gun enthusiast citizen's personal nullification "oath" would be well-received and recognized as a valid nullification of federal law on judicial review.


            •  I expect they may be. Let's see if one passes. n/t (0+ / 0-)
              •  "may be" what? recognized as valid...? (0+ / 0-)

       mean to say that the gun enthusiasts' Constitutional nullification legislation, declarations, and oath-taking are well-considered? and that gun enthusiasts' Constitutional nullification will be upheld?

                On what do you base that expectation? Prior experience with Constitutional nullification?


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