Wednesday, June 30, 2010

McDonald vs. Chicago

I am still reading and trying to analyse Chicago vs. McDonald but I can tell you that the general consensus was that we won. We won big. Here are a few of the things other gun bloggers have had to say, courtesy of Kurt Hoffman at Armed and Safe:

Howard Nemerov, the Austin Gun Rights Examiner (GRE).

Paul Valone, the Charlotte GRE.

Sean McClanahan, Des Moines GRE.

John Longanecker, Los Angeles GRE.

And finally, David Codrea, National GRE, where you will also find a link to the 214 page ruling.

Kurt Hoffman, however, takes a more pessimistic view of both Heller and McDonald citing the liberal minorities dissent. You can read about it here. I tend to think this is the more correct analysis. I would note that Sonja Sotomayor sided with the minority here, in essence claiming that the Second Amendment does not incorporate. But during her hearings, she said the right to keep and bear arms was an individual right. Did she commit perjury when she said that? Hmmm. It was a 5-4 decisions that by all rights should have been a 9-0 decisions, as should Heller.

But, congratulations are in order to Alan Gura, and to Otis McDonald. Alan Gura will be heading up a case here in North Carolina, that you can read about here.


  1. Yes - Sonja Sotomayor did commit perjury when she said that.

  2. sofa,

    I thought so. Too bad she won't be prosecuted for it.