Quote of the day–Paul Helmke

The 2-1 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Parker v. District of Columbia striking down the District of Columbia’s handgun law is judicial activism at its worst.  By disregarding nearly seventy years of U.S. Supreme Court precedent, two Federal judges have negated the democratically-expressed will of the people of the District of Columbia and deprived this community of a gun law it enacted thirty years ago and still strongly supports.

Paul Helmke
President of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence On DC Circuit’s Ruling Striking Down DC Handgun Law
[Judaical activism? What chutzpah! He is the same type of person that would bemoan blacks being allowed to vote after a judge declared it a right guaranteed by the constitution.–Joe]


1 thought on “Quote of the day–Paul Helmke

  1. “Democratically-expressed will of the people?” What a crock. I sincerely doubt that the good citizens of DC ever voted to have applications for a pistol permit denied by some bureaucrat. And even if the citizens voted in an unconstitutional law, it’s the court’s duty, not activism, to strike down those laws.

    “Deprived the community of a gun law…” That just makes me smile….

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