Thu 23 Apr, 2009 09:11 am
Obviously, NORDYKE applied the rights explicitly secured in HELLER
to the western states of America, all of which had them already anyway,
except for California and Hawaii.
That consisted of the rights to keep and bear loaded guns,
ready for emergency defensive action, in each citizen 's home.
As I see it,
NORDYKE leaves it an open question as to whether
the citizens of the western part of America have a constitutional right
to carry defensive gunnery as pedestrians in the streets.
In other words,
the NORDYKE court believes that it is terrible
if a criminal breaks in on u while u r in your bedroom or bathroom
so u can have the means to fight back there,
if u fall victim to criminals like Reginald Denny did,
that 's not so bad, so we have no comment about that.