Wednesday, June 30, 2010
McDonald v. Chicago Wasn't The Only Case Sent Back For Retrial
Snowflakes in Hell noticed that the nunchaku possession case from New York was ordered retried in light of the McDonald decision. Now, I don't much care about nunchakus, but they are certainly "arms," within the meaning of the Second Amendment. Yes, I wouldn't want criminals carrying them around--but I don't see any strong case for why banning nunchakus makes any great sense for the law-abiding. A co-worker in California mentioned to me one that her husband often carried them when out running, to defend himself from dogs--and she was shocked to find out that possessing them (even in your home) there was a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail or prison. There's an exemption for martial arts studios, but for the average person? It's more serious than carrying a gun without a permit.