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Window_Seat
03-07-2012, 3:33 PM
If there is a :dupe:, then dupe dupe dupity dupe dupe dupe dupe. :cool2:

United States v. Weaver (http://ia700802.us.archive.org/22/items/gov.uscourts.wvsd.63229/gov.uscourts.wvsd.63229.2906.0.pdf) (S.D. W. Va. Mar. 6, 2012)

While it is true that the Fourth Circuit has so far stopped short of expressly recognizing a
Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms outside the home,5 this Court has no such hesitation.
The Supreme Court itself has acknowledged a Second Amendment right to protect oneself not only
from private violence, but also from public violence. See Heller, 554 U.S. at 594 (stating that, by
the time of the founding, the right to have arms was “fundamental” and “understood to be an
individual right protecting against both public and private violence.”). The Heller Court additionally
mentioned militia membership and hunting as key purposes for the existence of the right to keep and
bear arms. See id. at 598. Confining the right to the home would unduly eliminate such purposes
from the scope of the Second Amendment’s guarantee.

And be sure to read footnote #5.

To be cited as supplemental authority in CGF/SAF cases?

Erik.

Window_Seat
03-07-2012, 3:34 PM
OK, just saw that Librarian has the original post (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=544954), so indeed... Dupe dupe dupity dupe dupe dupe dupe...

Erik.