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Eleanors38

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I have been on DU since 2006 under \"SteveM\" and later \"SteveW.\" Due to an account mix-up and a computer crash, I have \"rejoined\" as Eleanors38, but my history at DU includes the names cited.

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General gun deer season open in TX Saturday, November 7!

Long-range forecast where I'll be going has Saturday coming off two days of rainy weather, with hi temps in the 60s, partly cloudy, -10 mph northerlies. Should be excellent on the mesa where I will post up. Quiet walking, too. Earlier, the dove season was a bust due to lack of rain and consequential lack of sunflower crop. But the browse for deer has made a comeback, esp. with the mammoth rains we've had. We have antler restriction in this county, so I may just get a good-size doe.

Nothing like being on a breezy mesa in the fall!

I informed Skinner of my support for darkangel's proposal for a SD Group in DU.

I believe that darkangel wants the group to be a safe haven to cut back on the extremely vitriolic expressions in opposition to self-defense discussions. This does not look like another gun group.

Question submitted by Eleanors38

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Heh. Pretty good.

"Carry... in case of a conflict with another person."


Countering the pronouncements heard that "bear" arms is only used in a military context, thereby restricting that portion of the Second Amendmen, is this legal opinion:

Surely, a most familiar meaning is, as the Constitution's Second Amendment (" keep and bear arms" and Black's Law Dictionary indicate, "wear, bear, or carry... Upon the person or in the clothing or in a pocket, for the purpose.. of being armed and ready for offensive and defensive action in case of a conflict with another person."
-- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Muscarello v U.S. 524 U.S. 125, (1998) (Ginsburg, dissenting)

This case narrowly decided that "bear" included an automobile's glovebox, and qualified thereby for mandatory sentencing. (Evidently, the plaintiff had been sentenced for illegally "bearing" an arm.) Ginsburg dissented from this broad definition, believing that "carry" was more restrictive as per Black. She did not object to the widely-held notion that such carry was for more than military purposes.
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