> "By taking guns out of the hands of
> persons whose propensity to violence is sufficient to warrant a specific
> restraining order, this statute helps avoid tragic episodes of domestics
This is a LIE, and this "Christian" Ashcroft KNOWS it's a LIE.
All that's required to issue a "restraining order" like this in Los
Angeles is a simple one page fax to a judge who rubber stamps the thing and creates a
criminal file for ANYBODY the little lady doesn't like [read: HATES].
Very quickly, this process could easily make ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF AMERICAN
MEN CRIMINALS, and thus not afforded the protection of the Second Amendment, so this is
nothing but a back door way to throw out this "unpopular" amendment: the
obvious objective of the zionist plan.
99.9% of those who have such restraining orders issued against them, a rubber stamp
procedure in divorce cases, initiated by district attorneys without even asking or
advising the wife, are NOT prone to "episodes of domestics violence", AND
ASHCROFT KNOWS IT.
If you want to see a paleface talk with forked tongue, watch Ashcroft. Watch him
like a hawk. This man is far, far more dangerous to this Christian nation than Osama
bin Ladin could hope to be in his wildest dreams, even IF this is in his wildest dreams.
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Subject: [CINDS] FW: [Gun Owners Alliance] RE: United States v. Emerson
From: Chris W. Stark <Director@GunOwnersAlliance.com>
Subject: [Gun Owners Alliance] RE: United States v. Emerson
Date: Fri, Aug 16, 2002, 7:55 pm
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United States v. Emerson
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MEMORANDUM TO ALL UNITED STATES' ATTORNEYS
FROM: The Attorney General <Ashcroft
States v. Emerson
On October 16, 2001, the United States Court of
Appeals for the
Fifth Circuit issued its decision in United States v. Emerson. I am
pleased that the decision upholds the constitutionality of 18 U.S.C.
922(g)(8) -- which prohibits violent persons who are under restraining
orders from possessing firearms. By taking guns out of the hands of
persons whose propensity to violence is sufficient to warrant a specific
restraining order, this statute helps avoid tragic episodes of domestics
violence. As I have stated many times, reducing gun crime is a top
priority for the Department. We will vigorously enforce and defend
existing firearms laws in order to accomplish that goal.
Emerson is also noteworthy because, in upholding this
Fifth Circuit undertook a scholarly and comprehensive review of the
pertinent legal materials and specifically affirmed that the Second
Amendment "protects the right of individuals, including those not then
actually a member of any militia or engaged in active military service
or training, to privately possess and bear their own firearms . . . ."
The Court's opinion also makes the important point that the existence of
this individual right does not mean that reasonable restrictions cannot
be imposed to prevent unfit persons from possessing firearms or to
restrict possession of firearms particularly suited to criminal misuse.
In my view, the Emerson opinion, and the balance it strikes, generally
reflect the correct understanding of the Second Amendment.
The Department can and will continue to defend vigorously
constitutionality, under the Second Amendment, of all existing federal
firearms laws. The Department has a solid obligation both to enforce
federal law and to respect the constitutional rights guaranteed top
Americans. Because it may be expected that Emerson will be raised in
any number of firearms cases handled by this Department, it is important
that the Department carefully assess the implications of the Emerson
decision and how it interacts with existing circuit precedent.
Accordingly, United States Attorney's Offices should promptly advise the
Criminal Division of all cases in which Second Amendment issues are
raised, and coordinate all briefings in those cases with the Criminal
Division and the Solicitor General's office.
As the Supreme Court has long observed, the mission of the
Department "in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case,
but that justice shall be done." Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78,
88 (1935). Justice is best achieved, not by making any available
argument that might win a case, but by vigorously enforcing federal law
in a manner that heeds the commands of the Constitution.
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