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Letter: Test a real gun law in the courts

Published July 30, 2014 5:21 pm
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The Tribune reported that a federal judge overturned Washington D.C.'s total ban of handguns outside the home.

It's been over six years since the Supreme Court's ruling in District of Columbia vs. Heller, holding that the 2nd Amendment applies to individuals but that it is not unlimited in its application. The Court appeared to strongly suggest that many of today's gun control laws are Constitutionally valid.

I believe it is time that reasonable gun control legislation be litigated so that this endless stream of wasteful court cases addressing total bans on guns can be avoided.

Let's get real and find some measure of compromise so Americans can get on with their lives. Both sides seem to be afraid to test the Constitutionality of bipartisan gun safety legislation and instead testing those selective laws that hold to obviously adversarial polar positions that aren't getting us any closer to testing practical gun laws.

Tab L. Uno





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