Feb 23 2009
An excellent story in today’s edition of Legal Times explains some of the strategies and ramifications of our litigation. Registration required:
Intriguingly, the story relates the following from my friend Dennis Hennigan at the Brady Campaign. Speaking of our progressive allies, who welcome our attempts to restore the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, Henigan says:
“It’s unfortunate that they would choose to participate in a gun case to grind that particular ax” because of the public safety implications. That said, Henigan added that applying the Second Amendment right to the states may not have major impact, so long as it is the restricted right announced in Heller.
But doesn’t the Brady Center claim to shy away from DC/Chicago-style gun bans? Do they now support gun prohibition as a public safety measure? And are we to expect Brady’s support for incorporating the “right announced in Heller?” We can disagree later, I suppose, about the full extent of that right, but for now, it would be interesting to see if they sit this one out. Of course I wouldn’t bet on it.