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Ron Paul Appointed Chairman of Domestic Monetary Policy Subcommittee

 

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2010 in Economy, Politics, Really Excited, Ron Paul

 

Top Shot

A show that’s been getting some buzz on the gun blogs is Top Shot, on the History Channel.  I watched the first episode today via Hulu (since I don’t have cable).  Even if you’re not a shooter – Go. Watch. Enjoy.

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2010 in Guns, Really Excited, Special Interest

 

Tea Parties

Not so astroturfy.

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Local, Politics, Really Excited

 

Iron Man 2

The new trailer was recently released.  Oh MAN!!! May 7th cannot come soon enough.

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2010 in Movies, Really Excited

 

McDonald Follow Up

Okay, so the oral argument for McDonald vs. Chicago was earlier today.  Click here to read the transcript.  To put things simply, incorporation seems forthcoming via the Due Process clause of the 14th Amendment.  The justices didn’t really get on board with Gura’s argument for incorporation via Privileges and Immunities.

Privileges and Immunities was a long shot because the argument focused around enumerated rights, but also on constitutionally protected unenumerated rights (such as the right to self defense; rights to contract; etc).  SCOTUS, and all U.S. Courts, will try to rule as narrowly as possible and P&I might contain too much gray area.

Gura, however, had a great rebuttal for the gray area – that constitutional law is based around the text of the constitution and America’s history and traditions.  Thus federal judges would not have free license to simply claim anything to be an protected unenumerated right.

Read the transcript.  I learned a ton!  It will be interesting to see what decision is handed down.

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Update: Caleb at Gun Nuts Media points to an hilarious summary of McDonald vs. Chicago.  Warning, contains some adult language.

 

Updates

For live tweeting of McDonald vs. Chicago, see Sebastian and Bitter.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2010 in 2nd Amendment, Guns, Really Excited

 

Tomorrow

McDonald vs. Chicago oral arguments will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow.  Joe Huffman points to an article by Alan Korwin where he explains, in simple terms, why this court case is so important.  Trust me, it’s more about civil rights and less about guns than you may have previously thought.

 
 
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