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After more false starts than a whole season's worth of track and field, the Supreme Court is finally getting around to releasing its opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller. For gun nuts, this is a biggie, and so, gun blogs have been watching the court like a hawk, convinced that TODAY WILL BE THE DAY. The court finally announced this week, after a couple more false starts, that today would, in fact, be the day. If you see a gun nut before the opinion comes out, and they're snappish and nervous, be nice to 'em, because inside they're having shpilkes.

I'm going to deal with my own shpilkes by posting about something on an entirely different hot-button political issue. You know how I know we're not having a serious immigration debate in this country? Because neither side is talking about stuff like this. I've known people dealing with the vagaries of immigration problems -- for school, for work, for becoming Americans. And it made me think the ATF was actually on top of things, compared to the INS.

You'd think that, if we're going to make new immigration policy, making things easier and more streamlined for people who actually make efforts to follow the law would be a priority, wouldn't you?

Date: 2008-06-26 02:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hjcallipygian.livejournal.com
Wikipedia says that the ruling of unconstitutional was upheld 5-4. (10:27pm Eastern is when I looked.)

Date: 2008-06-26 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hradzka.livejournal.com
Huzzah!

Well, this will be interesting.

Date: 2008-06-27 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hjcallipygian.livejournal.com
I'm interested to see what it does to Chicago. They've had the handgun ordinance since 1982, but I can't imagine it won't be the next one gone after. (Yes, the only reason I know about this is because of The Dresden Files.)

Date: 2008-06-26 04:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ilyena_sylph
Hot damn, they held up the unconstitutional.

ETA: And I should have checked comments first. Oh well.

Date: 2008-06-27 12:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hradzka.livejournal.com
No worries!

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