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At the Supreme Court, the NRA Finally Loses One


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, NRA, gun control, Good News, Americans, government, news )

Carrie
- 193 days ago - thedailybeast.com
The Supreme Court did something today I didn't think was possible: It actually disagreed with the National Rifle Association. In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court rejected pleas by the NRA to essentially gut safeguards implemented to prevent the...



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Arielle S. (317)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 12:52 pm
a small victory but a good one....
 

Sue Matheson (76)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 1:12 pm
noted
 

daryl bishop (314)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 3:06 pm
ihad heard this and cheered. la pierre was a viet nam draft dodger who ran to canada claiming he did not believe in violence
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 9:34 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. Well, it would be nice if this were the start of a new trend. The way things have been going, though, I'm just afraid it's an anomaly......But, I will continue to sign petitions and send letters hoping for more gun restrictions.....like a new Assault Weapons Ban, as well as a ban on multiple clips. I can dream, can't I?
 

Betsy Bee (1038)
Tuesday June 17, 2014, 9:45 pm
Noted, Carrie. This news is nothing short of gleeful.
 

Jordan G. (29)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 12:31 am
Thanks. Arielle said it best.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 4:31 am
I'm not certain you should celebrate just yet, Assistant Solicitor General Joseph Palmore acknowledged that Congress mainly wanted to stop unregulated sales from gun dealers. "It didn't want to go further and intrude on private transactions among unlicensed individuals." He called it “very problematic” for the government to cite going after law abiding people who resell firearms as a purpose of the law since “there are no words in the statute that have anything to do with straw purchasers.” It's an overstep that you might agree with, but the next decision you might not.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 5:43 am
Noted, thanks Carrie.
 

Lona Goudswaard (78)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 8:29 am
Apparently conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy saw the light. Perhaps only once, and perhaps only dimly, but enough to vote with the (more) liberal judges of SCOTUS. I think he probably saw no way to let this absurd claim of the NRA pass without rewriting the whole second amendment this time. Enjoy this small victory while it lasts, to expect a turnaround in the rulings of this SCOTUS is overly optimistic, I think.
 

Kathleen Mireault (111)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 9:38 am
Noted, with surprised relief. Thanks, Carrie.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 9:53 am
How about THAT?
 

Mitchell D. (132)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 12:02 pm
I'm with you, Pam!!
 

Jason R. (66)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 12:02 pm
Not enough, eh?
 

Robert B. (58)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 12:10 pm
Finally! Some good news. Hope this bit of common sense takes hold.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 1:08 pm
About time.
 

Freya H. (314)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 2:30 pm
However small this victory, it proves that the NRA is not invincible. Gun control groups have not just smelled blood, now they've gotten a taste. This could be the beginning of some major changes.
 

Betty K. (301)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 3:16 pm
Well, well, well. What can I say?
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Wednesday June 18, 2014, 5:35 pm
I must agree with Lona, positive and negative alike. It is startling, though!
 

Dave C. (227)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 5:14 am
any small victory against the oligarchs/plutocrats is something to be happy with....
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Thursday June 19, 2014, 11:48 am
A sign of things to come...doubtful, but every little bit helps the cause. Am curious as to why Kennedy switched side for this one.
 

Mandi T. (431)
Friday June 20, 2014, 9:26 am
Noted, every little bit helps.
 

Terrie Williams (772)
Saturday June 21, 2014, 2:08 pm
My heart be still.........but I'll take it! :)
 
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