Tomorrow, weather permitting, My New Hampshire State Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing regarding some gun issues. These issues are:
- Repealing the existing law that requires a person to have a concealed firearm license in order to carry concealed.
- Increasing the length of time a license to carry is valid.
- Directing the state police to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states to recognize their carry licenses.
In honor of this I’ve decided to re-release an article from a few years ago explaining the absurdity of current gun laws, not just in New Hampshire, but in every state.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
In Texas, 1999, a U.S. District Judge, Sam Cummings ruled in a domestic abuse case that the second amendment guaranteed an individual the right to keep and bear arms.
There was naturally blowback from this decision. His detractors claimed he neglected to follow usual judicial practice. You see, his sin was not citing legal precedent to support his decision.
That one sentence clearly defines a major problem in this country, run by pinhead lawyers – so full of arrogance that they think themselves and their court decisions superior to the Constitution and the founders. By citing only court precedent instead of original intent one bad decision leads to another and so on.
Some legal pinheads might cite the Supreme Court case U.S. v Miller (1939) wherein the court ruled the Second Amendment’s “obvious purpose… Was to assure the continuation and render possible the effectiveness of the state militia” (the National Guard). In the early 1980s, the Illinois Supreme Court as well as the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that there was no right for individuals to keep and bear arms in the second amendment.
Now I’m not a constitutional scholar or great jurist with an army of researchers, but I can read. read more