via Gun Watch
Another step has been taken to restore second amendment rights to the position that they held before the modern assault on the Constitution. It is an important case because it establishes the precedent that your second amendment rights cannot be permanently removed for a temporary condition; and that the proper level of scrutiny in the court is the highest accorded to fundamental constitutional rights, that of strict scrutiny. From the opinion of the court, pdf file:
BOGGS, Circuit Judge. This case presents an important issue of first impression in the federal courts: whether a prohibition on the possession of firearms by a person “who has been committed to a mental institution,” 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4), violates the Second Amendment. Twenty-eight years ago, Clifford Charles Tyler was involuntarily committed for less than one month after allegedly undergoing an emotionally devastating divorce. Consequently, he can never possess a firearm. Tyler filed suit in federal court, seeking a declaratory judgment that § 922(g)(4) is unconstitutional as applied to him. The district court dismissed Tyler’s suit for failure to state a claim. Because Tyler’s complaint validly states a violation of the Second Amendment, we reverse and remand.
It is of significant interest that much of the case centers on the refusal of the federal government to provide a mechanism for relief in these cases. In point of fact, disarmists have blocked passage of funding to allow cases to be reviewed, and the Justice Department refuses to review cases at all.
Thanksgiving is over; now it’s time for Christmas. Here’s the spirit:
On a tip from Merchant of Venom.
Any way we slice it, last night’s election feast was delicious for the people of the United States of America… and united we were. The Republicans gained back the US Senate–and therefore both Congressional houses–which was a must in order to stop the country’s already nearly fatal hemorrhaging. Republicans also won one after another gubernatorial races…even leftist Massachusetts! That could not have happened unless Independents and Democrats also cast their ballots with the GOP voters.
And what was Barack Hussein Obama’s comment? Obama complained that the “red state map” was stacked against him. He is also said to be very angry with us. We are, also, being told by the US leftist media that “this wasn’t because people like Republicans but, because they don’t like Obama and his policies.” Well—duh! That’s one of the major reasons people vote other people out of power! Don’t you just love it when someone quotes the obvious in a way that it’s supposed to be received as a profundity?
However, to many of us, the Republicans haven’t been active in trying to right the country Obama is destroying. Then again, they haven’t controlled both houses of Congress. Now they do. So from February 2015 until the end of 2016, the elected Republicans must bring their strength, character, honor and courage to bear in beginning the work to repair the extensive damage Obama and the Marxist Dems have affected. And…unlike Obama and the Marxist Dems–they must listen to We-the-People who are the largest branch of the US government!
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be presenting a series of columns on what I view as the things which need to be brought about in order to correct the course of the US Ship of State and what we can all do to bring it about. I’ll be very interested in your comments. In the meantime, I think we can at least take a couple of days to just breathe…for a change. Then, it’s back to work for our country and one another. In the meantime, let’s all give thanks to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob for this final chance to save our country with His help. Thank you Lord!
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
–2 Chronicles 7:14
As the election returns came in on November 4 one thing was evident—the Second Amendment crushed gun control candidates in Senate and gubernatorial races around the country.
In so doing, the Second Amendment annihilated the left’s relentless claim that 90 percent of Americans support more gun control.
On the gubernatorial level, in Arizona, pro-Second Amendment candidate Doug Ducey (R) beat gun control candidate Fred DuVaul (D). And in Florida, pro-Second Amendment incumbent Rick Scott (R) beat gun control candidate Charlie Crist. These victories were enhanced by the fact that Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly endorsed DuVal and Giffords’ gun control PAC gave $100,000 to Crist’s campaign.
The Second Amendment trumped their endorsement and their money.
Finally, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, the American Marine who was held in Mexico, is about to be released. According to a family spokesman, a Mexican judge ordered that he be released from prison immediately.
He spent over eight months in prison as his family begged and pleaded with the Obama administration to no avail to work to secure his release.
Source : wnd.com