A federal judge upheld Connecticut’s gun control law on Thursday, saying the sweeping measure is constitutional even as he acknowledged the Second Amendment rights of gun owners who sued to block it.
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“While the act burdens the plaintiffs’ Second Amendment rights, it is substantially related to the important governmental interest of public safety and crime control,” Covello ruled.
The judge also said that:
The law, which Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed last April after months of negotiations in the legislature, was not entirely written “with the utmost clarity,” U.S. District Judge Alfred Covello said in his 47-page decision. Still, several provisions are “not impermissibly vague in all of their applications and, therefore, the challenged portions of the legislation are not unconstitutionally vague.”
So let me get this straight: Several parts of the new law are vague, but not too vague.
And, while the law burdens a constitutional right, the interests of the government outweigh the constitution. You know what immediately came to mind? All the courts that ruled that simply requiring a voter to identify themselves was too much of a burden and a reason to strike-down voter I.D. laws seeking to prevent voter fraud. But, I guess it’s okay to burden anyone exercising their 2nd Amendment rights.
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