GCO Files Amicus Brief at U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Heller

GCO has filed an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of respondent Dick Heller.  As many will recall, Heller sued the District of Columbia for the right to keep a functional firearm in his home in the district.  His case was dismissed by the district court, but reinstated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which found a 2nd Amendment individual right to keep and bear arms.  The District of Columbia has appealed the case to the the Supreme Court.  Oral argument is set for March 18, with a decision expected this summer.  View the brief.

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7 Responses to “GCO Files Amicus Brief at U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Heller”

  1. b8fish Says:

    Thank you John, Ed, Mike, Kelley for all the hard work that went into this. Should be required reading for the Georgia Legislature – especially the Senate.

  2. Georgia Carry Amicus brief for Heller » LonelyMachines Says:

    […] GeorgiaCarry.org has posted a copy of their brief (PDF) in DC vs. Heller, and it’s a good read. “[T]he simple truth-born of experience is that tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people. Our own sorry history bears this out: Disarmament was the tool of choice for subjugating both slaves and free blacks in the South. In Florida, patrols searched blacks’ homes for weapons, confiscated those found and punished their owners without judicial process.” –Silveira v. Lockyer, 328 F.3d 567, 569 (9th Cir. 2003) […]

  3. rbstern Says:

    Excellent brief. Unusual and unique content for the 2nd Amendment debate, and for that reason, it should be carefully considered by the SCOTUS.

    A big thank you to the authors. Well done!

  4. Vir Quisque Vir Says:

    I agree, this amicus brief adds considerably, and uniquely, to the factors that must be considered in deciding the case. My personal concerns are the level of scrutiny assigned to 2nd amendment cases in the future by the Supreme Court and the continued distrust of many groups and politicians for an armed society. Remember that even Ghandi regretted very much the disarming of his countrymen. Unfortunately, these insights, if not revelations, often come in the rear view mirror, after the total ban has been instituted. Then, it is usually too late. It seems best to vigorously exercise our rights (guarantee, in terms of the 2nd amendment), rather than lose them. Thank you Georgiacarry.org for your timely brief.

  5. GCOR0717 Says:

    I find it amazing that the Atlanta Journal Constitution apparently is unaware of this filing, or they just do not want to comment on their own past history of incendiary reporting.

    This is not a news paper, it is a personal and biased opinion.

  6. Georgia Carry : An information clearinghouse for Georgia Firearms License issues and news » Blog Archive » GCO Member - Amendment Gets Day in Court Says:

    […] GCO’s amicus brief in the Heller case is available here.  Oral arguments are Tuesday. […]

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