Alameda Gun Ordinance to Go Before Full 9th Circuit Appeals Court

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The quest for the rights of ordinary, hardworking Americans to carry bazookas and roll Abrams tanks across government property continues its slow advance. 

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has  agreed to revisit an Alameda County couple's claim that a law banning guns on county land infringes on their Constitutional rights.

Russell and Sallie Nordyke originally filed suit in federal court after the county ordinance was first passed back in 1999. A U.S. District Court judge ruled against their claims that the law violated their First Amendment rights to express "gun culture" through a gun show the Nordykes had hosted at the county fairground since 1991.

In May, however, a three-judge panel of the appeals court decided the Nordykes could file a new claim based on their Second Amendment rights, since in the intervening years the increasingly conservative U.S. Supreme Court had issued a number of rulings fortifying the rights of present-day Americans to possess and use lethal firearms.

The court issued an order two days ago that the case be reheard en banc, or by all the judges.

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Federale
Federale

Hey dummies, nothing in the 2nd Amendment movement, a civil rights struggle that you studiously ignore when not ridiculing it, has nothing to do with bazookas or Abrams tanks.  The 2nd Amendment is about firearms, tanks and rocket launchers are neither.  And, no, the 2nd Amendment was not about personal possession of artillery either.  Artillery was the responsibility of the State governments at the time.  A citizen was responsible for arming himself with personal weapons, including firearms, e.g. rifle, musket, pistol, bayonet, and tomahawk.

Rann Xeroxx
Rann Xeroxx

"The quest for the rights of ordinary, hardworking Americans to carry bazookas and roll Abrams tanks across government property continues its slow advance. "

WT F is that opening statement about? Since when has anyone gone to court to try and apply recoil-less rifles and armored weapons platforms to the 2nd amendment? 

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