Amicus Groups Try to Sway Conn. Supreme Court in Sandy Hook Hearing

As the Connecticut Supreme Court prepares to hear a case pitting families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook shooting against gun manufacturers Remington and Bushmaster, a variety of groups have staked out sides in amicus briefs in an attempt to sway the decision.

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  • Barry Hirsh

    I don‘t know what CT is going to do, but this case is a sure loser at the SCOTUS. The Court has already held (U.S. v. Miller, 1939) that arms "in common use" that have "some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia" and/or are "any part of the ordinary military equipment" are those within the ambit of Second Amendmen protection.

  • Rich

    In writing to William Jarvis, Jefferson said, "You seem . . . to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy." The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow) working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped."

  • Rich

    The TRUTH about the "supremacy clause" - our Constitution does not delegate to the national government authority to restrict our arms, ammunition, regulate firearms dealers, do background checks, etc. The national government may not lawfully circumvent this restriction by means of a treaty wherein the signatory governments agree to disarm their Citizens or Subjects. wordpress.com/?s=The TRUTH about the %22supremacy clause

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