Re: did plaxico burress get a raw deal?
posted at 8/26/2009 7:52 PM EDT
In Response to Re: did plaxico burress get a raw deal?
An unjust law is no law at all, no matter what those 9 f aggots on the Supreme Court say. Whether you think it's good, bad, or ugly, the fact remains it is the law. If you think the law is unjust (as you call it), then you have some choices. The simple one is to not live in the state or city of NY. This way you are not subject to the law. If you do choose to live in, work in, or frequent these locations, you can petition to have the law changed. Since I haven't heard any petitions going around, I suppose those who live in NY support the law. This country is a democracy. If 90% of the people support such a law, there's not much the dissenting 10% can do, other than to leave the said jurisdiction. And again, your rights under the second amendment only extend to the powers of the federal government. All states have their own restrictions, especially on gun use/ownership. If you wish to pack iron anywhere you go, I'd suggest you move to a state which allows this. Some states out west have very few restrictions on guns. But I do believe all states have some restrictions (and licensing requirements) to carry a concealed firearm. So no matter where Plax was toting his piece stuffed inside his belt, he was committing a crime. Like the laws or not, they are still the laws! There is a process in place to change them, but you need more than outrage to do so. As far as the second amendment goes, it is indeed the Supreme Court who has the sole power to interpret and/or clarify the verbage. Whether you like or hate them, that is their function. There are 300 million people in the country, and these words could be interpreted many different ways. But that doesn't mean any individual citizen has the right to follow the law as he or she thinks it should read.
Posted by bubthegrub2
I love seeing constitutional arguments from people who just found out we had a constitution last week. Some of you are so funny... YOU have no problem with the gov't stealing the right of the middle class to their pursuit of happiness... just to give something to their donors .... THIS administration is doing just that daily.
However you want to gripe about the 2nd ammendment. Registration of a handgun is not an infringement of your right to bear arms..... ANY MORE than Registering of your car prevents the slobbering drunks from running over little old ladies. OR the Textring while driving fools from killing others in outr country daily.
I believe the gov't has gotten way to far into our everyday lives, but I do not think that requiring registration is nearly as bad as them having the right to give my 14 year old girl birth control AGAINST my desires....
Most Americans just care about themselves.... TODAY we are fighting over healthcare.... and it's many truths (from someone who read the entire 1100 page monstrosity called HR3200). Take it from me YOUR government is about to Take away more of your freedom. This time to decide whether you live or die....
We have some huge fish to fry, and I really do not think that stucking up for a gun toting moron nor being upset as we might have to let the gov't know we have a weapon is really that bad when compared to what is being stolen from us for the last 5 years......
DID any of you hear that the present regime just let out that they have put us $2 trillion further in debt than they thought? Did you hear that they now expect us to have a />10% unemplyment for the foreseeable future?.... Did you know that the current healthbill will not in any way try to improve healthcare quality..... but rather will just try to lower the cost. You do realize that since the only directive of the law is to lower the cost... and their is a section on Productivity vs cost..... that SOMEONE will be making decisions to pull the plug. NO WHERE in that bill is the QUALITY Guaranteed to remain the same or get better than what we have now..... THERE IS A REASON that those in our government will nto sign onto the BAD DEAL we are having forced on us.
SO did this DINGBAT get a RAW DEAL?..... NO NO NO NO He got a sentence = 40% of the max.... and I believe that in most cases with good time you only serve about 60-70% of the sentence.... SO he was supposed to get a max of 60 mos, and they expect him to be in jail for 20..... 1/3 the punishment for the crime.. RAW DEAL?
I quote the theme of an 80's crime drama.....
Don't do the crime if you can't pay the time...... DON'T DO IT!