Thursday, June 26, 2008

"Well, you won, so ease up, ok?"

"This takes off the idea that you can have a near-total ban on guns, especially guns for self-defense," Helmke said. "We haven't really pushed that . . . The gun lobby, however, has been trying to say that any step in the common sense direction is part of the slippery slope toward confiscation. In effect, [the Supreme Court] has taken that slippery slope away, and that's where the ruling actually could be a benefit politically to folks who are fighting for common sense gun control."

They really don't get it. Defeat strengthens our resolve. Victory strengthens our resolve. Do you really think we're going to just going to leave this precedent unexplored?
Not a chance.

The NRA will file lawsuits in San Francisco, Chicago and several of its suburbs challenging handgun restrictions there based on Thursday's outcome.

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