Skip to comments.A Win for Gun Rights in Pennsylvania
Posted on 06/07/2019 1:13:34 PM PDT by mikelets456
The Pennsylvania supreme court rules that legal gun owners arent second-class constitutional citizens. SCOTUS, take note. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court delivered a message that the United States Supreme Court desperately needs to hear: The lawful exercise of your Second Amendment rights does not make you a second-class citizen.
Heres the context. For the last two years, federal courts including, sadly, the Supreme Court have endorsed a legal regime where police can use even the lawful exercise of gun rights as a pretext for the violation of other constitutional rights, principally our Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure.
For example, in 2017, the Eleventh Circuit held that a police officer enjoyed immunity from suit when he pounded on the door of the wrong apartment late at night, failed to announce himself, and then shot dead a young man when he lawfully answered the door, armed. The existence of the gun granted the officer the right to shoot with absolute legal impunity.
Two months later, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of police officers who, without a warrant, entered the modest dwelling (a one-room shack) of a man named Angel Mendez and opened fire when he pointed a BB gun at them. Mendez lost his leg. His girlfriend was also injured. SCOTUS then used this case as an occasion to reverse a Ninth Circuit use-of-force rule that would impose liability when police provoke a violent confrontation through an independent Fourth Amendment violation.
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When the police act with impunity to arbitrarily kill people and then get away with it then the takeaway from all of that is that the police are the enemy.
This decision takes a step back from permitting police to murder people at will.
It is a victory for liberty.
A surprise gift from the PASC.
courts schmorts blah blah blah yackity yackity yackity.
READ AND COMPREHEND THE 2nd AMENDMENT OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. Its All right there.
Shocking in that this court was packed with Lefties in an off-year election.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
An incident happened on my secluded property last fall that completely changed my mind about LE - they are the enemy, and the young thugs with badges are looking for any excuse to open fire, even while they’re violating State law.
Care to share more about your experience?
I am also incredibly curious. As I intend to buy a property out in the middle of BUFU nowhere, the more information I have, the better.
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut.
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