A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Chicago criminal lawyer says maybe the government can't take your guns away
This Chicago criminal lawyer has a great deal of respect for the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Now comes a decision from the 7th Circuit that seems to respect the 2nd Amendment as well.
There's been a lot of talk about the right to bear arms is what the 2nd Amendment stands for but here's what the 2nd Amendment actually says:
Well, when read in its entirety it is probably understandable why there has been a great deal of litigation on this Amendment, including right here in Chicago with the U.S. Supreme Court set to issue an opinion in McDonald v. City of Chicago.
In the 7th Circuit Opinion U.S. v. Miller, the court ruled that if the government was going to take guns and forfeiture was not available, then you can't destroy the guns (they are property you know) without paying the owner of the guns, even if he is a convicted felon.
Here's a summary of the court's decision: