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timdps
07-14-2008, 8:54 PM
Did not see this posted anywhere:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/07/14/Nevada_ACLU_backs_gun_owners_rights/UPI-73751216040758/

LAS VEGAS, July 14 (UPI) -- The Nevada chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it backs gun owners' rights to bear arms in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

The state's ACLU chapter has broken with its national counterpart in taking the stance, which came after the high court ruled last month that a District of Columbia handgun ban was unconstitutional and, for the first time, interpreted the Second Amendment as an individual right, The Washington Times reported Monday.

"Obviously, the ACLU in Nevada has seen the light on this issue and we are happy they have," Ben Kieckhefer, a spokesman for Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, a Republican, told the newspaper. "It adds to the long list of supporters of Second Amendment rights in the state … It is a state where the right to bear arms is held close to the heart."

"The ACLU of Nevada will defend this right as it defends other constitutional rights," the group said in a statement posted on its Web site.

"Our local ACLU affiliates are free to take positions that differ from those of the national office," Dorothy Ehrlich, ACLU deputy executive director, told the Times. "While the organization is unified in purpose, we do not impose uniformity regarding specific positions."


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Ding126
07-14-2008, 8:59 PM
WOW....The ACLU? WOW ( Is that the light at the pearly gates? ) Now will the ACLU in ALL the states have the same stance?? This would be a great force to team up with the NRA in CA... NEW HK & AR in my future with pistol grip and detach mag... no BB ( pinch me )

( WOW )

Nevermore
07-14-2008, 10:35 PM
It's only the Nevada chapter, and they're distinctively breaking from the national policy of "collective rights, didn't hear Heller, la la la".

Osprey
07-14-2008, 10:40 PM
"Obviously, the ACLU in Nevada has seen the light on this issue and we are happy they have," Ben Kieckhefer, a spokesman for Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons, a Republican, told the newspaper. "It adds to the long list of supporters of Second Amendment rights in the state It is a state where the right to bear arms is held close to the heart."

(1) Good for the Nevada ACLU

(2) Imagine having our Governor and his staff on our side like the people of Nevada do. What a great state Nevada is and what fortunate people.

Gator Monroe
07-14-2008, 10:41 PM
Hope there is not a Top to Bottom Shakeup at the Nevada ACLU after the National Leadership finds out ...:eek:

CalNRA
07-14-2008, 11:03 PM
Hope there is not a Top to Bottom Shakeup at the Nevada ACLU after the National Leadership finds out ...:eek:

an ACLU internal purge? :eek:

Gray Peterson
07-14-2008, 11:24 PM
That's not going to happen. In fact, we need to start pushing the state ACLU chapters (I do not recommend going after the California chapter yet).

Gator Monroe
07-15-2008, 7:41 AM
That's not going to happen. In fact, we need to start pushing the state ACLU chapters (I do not recommend going after the California chapter yet).

Supporting Gun Rights ranks just below supporting N.A.M.B.L.A rights with a huge majority of ACLU members ...:eek:

motorhead
07-15-2008, 7:49 AM
amazing.

383green
07-15-2008, 8:12 AM
Supporting Gun Rights ranks just below supporting N.A.M.B.L.A rights with a huge majority of ACLU members ...:eek:

Why does everybody always pick on the North American Marlon Brando Look-Alikes?

:D

P.S.: It's a South Park reference (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartman_Joins_NAMBLA).

Booshanky
07-15-2008, 8:38 AM
Reeeepost. (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=110329)

tiko
07-15-2008, 10:04 PM
ACLU this time is not biased.

cbn620
07-15-2008, 11:18 PM
Like I said before, it's only a matter of time really.

CalNRA
07-16-2008, 12:30 AM
Why does everybody always pick on the North American Marlon Brando Look-Alikes?

:D

P.S.: It's a South Park reference (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartman_Joins_NAMBLA).

lol mucho +rep all around.:D

remember that one African American guy in the crowd?