The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
I am thinking that these are essentially "third party" unsolicited briefs from attorneys and their ilk.
I know that this is a court case and the realm of the lawyers.
Question: What can a citizen do to support/advance the cause of RKBA as an individual right?
I was told years ago by an attorney that under the cover, the court system is just another political realm. Is there any place for the common citizen in the process?
I've been thinking that, at some point before this case is argued, we're going to have to have a mass demonstration in Washington.
One of the problems we face is that the 'Justices' are part of a social circle that's quite different from our's. It's entirely possible that they simply do not appreciate just how many people care deeply about this right. I'm reminded of Scalia's comment about "few tears" being shed if the Supreme court struck down the 2nd amendment. (In his "A Matter of Interpretation".)
Bringing Washington to a standstill for a day or two, by demonstrating what a million people *really* looks like, would be a good start at bringing their perceptions into agreement with reality.
If you want to "scare the white people," as SayUncle puts it, then a march that "bring(s) Washington to a standstill for a day or two" is just the way to do it.
Gun owners, if you haven't noticed, are pretty independent cusses. Organizing us is very much like herding cats.
If we gun owners could organize a "million man march" like that, this whole Supreme Court exercise wouldn't be needed, as the law in question would have been repealed long ago due to public pressure.
Heh... The irony of one million folks many of whom habitually carry going to DC "naked" to protest being "naked" in DC is somehow oddly amusing to me.
*Pictures most gun owners naked*
>>Organizing us is very much like herding cats.
Herding *ARMED* cats, at that.
In others words, you *CAN'T* make us do anything we really don't want to. :)
"In others words, you *CAN'T* make us do anything we really don't want to. "
Isn't that the central point - in the end?
The real fear of the GFW crowd is that they won't be able to coerce those who have the means to resist coercion.
April 19, 1775: British citizens stand for freedom in the colonial towns of Lexington and Concord.
April 19, 2008: Temporarily and voluntarily unarmed Americans stand for freedom in the Mall of the American capital city.
Can we make it happen?