I've written before about how the judical branch in this country is becoming a law unto themselves, freely interpreting the Constitution in a way that conforms to their(usually Leftist) interpretation. Now via Alphecca we have a decision from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that pretty much takes a crap on the Bill of Rights. The case is Bach vs. Pataki in which a Virginia man argued that his Virginia carry license should be valid in New York State, just like a driver's or marriage license.
But this "Court" decided that New York has a compelling reason to crap on the Constitution and said that the state's restriction of permits to New York residents was valid. They justify their decision using the totally bogus 2nd Amendment collective rights argument that even Lawrence Tribe says is utter bullshit.
But this in particular is galling:
In so holding, Wesley said the 2nd Circuit was joining five other circuits, and it was following the lead of the U.S. Supreme Court in Presser v. Illinois, 16 U.S. 2252 (1886), which he said "stands for the proposition that the right of the people to keep and bear arms, whatever else its nature, is a right only against the federal government, not against the states."
This is the States Rights argument that all good liberals say is utter crap. This was the argument that the South used to justify secession and the continuance of slavery. That the Constitution only applied to the Federal Government, not the States. So in order to restrict our Right to Bear Arms, the Courts will take a giant shit on the Constitution and resurrect the State's Right's argument beloved of Slavery apolgists and the KKK.
I want to hear the Left out there criticize this outrageous decision but I think I already hear a chorus of crickets chirping. If it restricts the right of the people to bear arms, then they are ready to shred every right and principle they believe in.
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