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  •  The issue under the individual right (5+ / 0-)

    as I understand it, (under Hller) is that it is a right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of self-defense in one's home.

    Subsequent case law (as I understand it) is that the right to self defense extends outside one's home but necessarily everywhere (schools, government, etc.)

    It seems plausible that an argument would pass SCOTUS, that one's right to self defense need not be checked at the door of any venue where food and/or alcohol is served.

    On the other hand, it seems easy to show that people who are not trained in safe carry and handling of a firearm and in firearm law are a menace to themselves and others.

    Since the 2A protection involves self defense, it seems well within Heller that individuals could be required to be trained and licensed, before they can reasonably rely on a handgun for self defense.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 05:21:58 PM PDT

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