Friday, August 1, 2014

Independence Day July 27, 2014!

On Saturday, July 26, 2014 Federal judge Frederick Scullin finally struck down, once and for all the complete gun bans which have been enforced against the peaceful citizens of Washington DC for over three decades.  This has been a long and costly battle.  Due to the fact that Washington is simply a federal enclave, and is not protected by a constitution as are the several states, the city government dabbled in progressive societal experimentation and banned private ownership of firearms for all reasons.  That disastrous law was enacted in 1975 and the results were tragic.  Crime soared.  The "call the police" strategy suffered a glaring failure on March 16, 1975 when three women living in Washington were subjected to inhuman treatment by two maniacs for over fourteen hours in spite of several, desperate calls made to the police for help.  In Warren v. District of Columbia  the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that the police were not at fault for the unspeakable harm the women suffered.  The courts have ruled several times that the police have no obligation to come to the aid of specific victims calling for help.

In June of 2008 the Supreme Court ruled in Heller v. District of Columbia that the prohibition of usable firearms within a private residence was unconstitutional. The Washington city government quickly amended their prohibitions so as to make them appear to comply with the decision, but in reality a nearly total ban remained in effect.  Judge Scullin saw through the scheme and struck down all of the laws of DC which restricted the keeping and bearing of handguns for lawful purposes.  So, for twenty-four hours, the law of Washington DC read like this:

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.

Then, on Monday, July 28, 2014, in response to panicked appeals by the city administrators, he issued a 90 day stay on his ruling.  HUH?!  Let me understand this logic; for thirty-nine years the american people have been subjected to an unconstitutional law which has cost them liberty, caused them bodily harm from predators, has allowed the police to incarcerate them for possession of firearms which were legal in every other state and was rightly struck down and the city gets 90 days more in which to inflict these harms, for the purpose of giving them time to write more unconstitutional laws?  What happens to a citizen who is arrested during the 90 days?  Will he face jail time for violation of a law which has already been declared illicit?  So, today the law of Washington DC reads like this:

A well infringed Militia, not being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall be regulated.

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