Tuesday, July 07, 2009

California Supports Heller

It's kind of a left-handed amicus brief as those things go, but the AG from California, Jerry Brown has filed an amicus brief supporting certiorari.

Oh, but God Forbid, he doesn't want unfettered rights. No sir.
The petitions in these cases should be granted to provide needed guidance on the scope of the States’ ability to reasonably regulate firearms while extending to the states Heller’s core Second-Amendment holding that government cannot deny citizens the right to possess handguns in their homes.
He wants to know how far he can go in restricting the rights of his fellow citizens.

We note with some interest that California has no constitutional provision addressing the right to bear arms.

We in Louisiana aren't burdened with such a lack. From Article 1 of the Louisiana Constitution:
Section 11. The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be abridged, but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to prohibit the carrying of weapons concealed on the person.
California would do well to adopt a similar citation.

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