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Ninth Circuit rules 2nd Amend. "Incorporated"

Well, today the Ninth Circuit (the federal appellate court covering most Western states) ruled that the Second Amendment restricts the power of state and local governments to interfere with individual right to have guns for personal use.  That is, the Fourteenth Amendment “incorporates” the Second Amendment against the states, as the Supreme Court has found it to do for most of the Bill of Rights.  I rarely get a chance to say this, but the Ninth Circuit gets it exactly right.

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While the ruling probably doesn’t go as far as some would like, considering it comes out of the most liberal circuit in the Fed. Judiciary, I’d call it a major victory. It’ll be interesting to see if it is appealed and what SCOTUS says.