Fallacy of NY gun control law...

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  1. railfancwb

    railfancwb

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    If a person, especially a convicted felon, possesses a gun in violation of federal/state/local law, he can use the fifth amendment as a defense against a "failure to register" charge.

    "This 8-1 decision (with only Chief Justice Earl Warren dissenting) is, depending on your view of Fifth Amendment, either a courageous application of the intent of the self-incrimination clause, or evidence that the Supreme Court had engaged in reductio ad absurdum of the Fifth Amendment. Under this ruling, a person illegally possessing a firearm, under either federal or state law, could not be punished for failing to register it. [4]"

    http://www.firearmsandliberty.com/cramer.haynes.html






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  2. janice6

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    I certainly hope this would be the case.