Re: [xmca] District of Columbia v. Heller Decision

From: David Preiss <davidpreiss who-is-at>
Date: Thu Jun 26 2008 - 16:00:02 PDT

Sounds like very bad news for all of those concerned in the USA with
the proliferation of guns and its horrible impact on the lives of
those that, against the ruling, do no wear guns for self defense,
Michael (i.e. kids in school, workers, the regular people, which is
usually killed when somebody pulls the trigger one more time). It
looks like the judges were thinking of some ideal representation of
people living a good life, wearing guns for aesthetic reasons, and
not on the problems related to gun use within a society where
violence is used as a regular marketing resource and where the mass
media portrait gun use as a regular affair. Maybe because I am not an
American citizen, Michael, or that I do not live at this moment in
the USA, but I can't really understand why the American society
fights so much to defend such non-commonsensical right. Easy access
to guns and state sponsored vigilance! What a weird combination of
things! I would really rather the opposite!

On Jun 26, 2008, at 1:33 PM, Michael Boatright wrote:

> It will be interesting to see if today's Supreme Court ruling - a
> direct and
> explicit interpretation of the Second Amendment's text - drums up any
> dialogue here.
> full text of the ruling -
> m.
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> University of Georgia
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