Thursday, January 10, 2008

DC Gun Suit Dismissed

From The Volokh Conspiracy:

A unanimous 3-judge decision of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals has dismissed a municipal lawsuit brought against firearms manufacturers, District of Columbia v. Beretta et al.

The court ruled that the suit was barred by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Firearms Act, which was passed by Congress in 2005, and which by its terms applies to all pending and future cases.[...]
The rest of the post is here.

I don’t know enough law to comment on the legal issues involved in this case.

But I’ve always believed the Constitution gives individuals the right to bear arms.

And that belief’s been reinforced by my study of history.

One of the first things dictators do when they knock out a democratic government and seize control of a country is disarm the citizenry.