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This is a discussion on Open Carry Handguns??? within the Handguns forums, part of the Gun Forum category; Originally Posted by rickgman The Supreme Court disagrees and they are the ones who determine what the Constitution (the work of the Founding Fathers) actually ...


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Old April 18th, 2017, 12:01 PM   #61
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The Supreme Court disagrees and they are the ones who determine what the Constitution (the work of the Founding Fathers) actually means.
True of course
But the SCOTUS has been wrong before
And they're wrong on allowing infringements to a right the Constitution says will not be infringed

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Old April 18th, 2017, 03:38 PM   #62
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True of course
But the SCOTUS has been wrong before
And they're wrong on allowing infringements to a right the Constitution says will not be infringed
Jay, I certainly won't suggest that the Supreme Court hasn't been wrong on decisions in the past - at least from my viewpoint. However, the fact of the matter is that neither you nor I have the power to interpret the Constitution. The Founding Fathers left that up to the Judiciary. The Supreme Court has repeatedly stated that the right to bear arms does have limitations and since conservative justices have supported at least some limitations, I have been around long enough to know that this not going to change. Let me give a few limitations that exist today nationwide. Firstly, carrying a firearm in a federal building is not allowed even if you have a CPL. Secondly, without the proper license, you can not legally own a class III firearm or what is categorized as a "destructive device". Thirdly, convicted felons can not legally own firearms. In practice, open carry is not a protected right since states have been able to pass legislation that prohibits it and so far there have been no cases overturned. Some states supposedly did allow open carry but the practice was outlawed when the electorate became upset with this practice. I think that there are a number of times where open carry makes sense - like when hunting or hiking in wilderness areas. When such practices are made illegal, we all suffer. Some of the "open carry demonstrations" in this state have not helped the matter. Belligerent demonstrator carrying AR's and AK's in urban areas have actually hurt the cause. Rick

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I support the right to open carry.
I'd never do it in public. I'd always conceal carry in public.
Why wear a bullseye on your self if you don't have to.
I'll take the element of surprise over a second in speed any day.

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