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Doherty Talking About Guns and Heller in Chicago Area Thursday Night

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I'll be giving a talk about my out-any-day-now book on the historic Heller case and all the interesting debates–legal, empirical, constitutional–surrounding it, called Gun Control on Trial, in the home area of the next president of these United States tomorrow (Thursday) night.

The talk is sponsored by the McCormick Freedom Museum. It's free, but an RSVP is requested. All Chicago metro area reason fans and enemies encouraged to stop by and say hello.

TIME: 6:30—8 p.m., Thursday November 6

PLACE: Catigny Vistors Service Center, 1 S 151 Winfield Road

Wheaton, IL 60187

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  1. This morning, I don’t think I could possibly care less about Guns and Heller.

  2. the historic Heller case

    Doesn’t it require waiting a while to see if a case is historic? United States v. Lopez was considered a landmark case in restoring federalism, but it wasn’t taken seriously and any gains have proved illusory or been beaten back, I’m not sure I’d call it historic.

    There’s still a while to go to see the impact of Heller, especially now that one untimely retirement or death could see it reversed.

  3. I really don’t see how we get out of the Obama administration without at least two new Justices that are hostile to Heller, and seize on the gaping loopholes the court went out of the way to craft into the Heller opinion to approve any gun control law short of an outright and broad-based ban.

  4. In Wheaton?!

    Holy crap, that’s way outside the city.
    Not surprised they shuffled you off to DuPage County, though. I’ll see about hopping the train after work.

  5. This morning, I don’t think I could possibly care less about Guns and Heller.

    I am surprised. I would not have thought you would be so accommodating of “common sense regulation” of enumerated rights under the constitution. It’s not generally a pretty picture.

    Then again, when in the shadow of impending doom and apparently a number of voters who still base their primary decision making on race alone, I guess “common sense regulation” of such is relatively low on the list, so I can understand somewhat.

  6. I really don’t see how we get out of the Obama administration without at least two new Justices that are hostile to Heller,

    Do you mean two Justices who are new and who are hostile to Heller, but who may be replacing Justices already hostile to Heller, or do you mean actually flipping votes?

    In a first Obama term, I think replacing two of the Heller majority would be unlikely. Replacing two or three Justices in general is, however, quite likely.

  7. So Doherty doesn’t believe in government, doesn’t believe in voting, but thinks it’s worth his time to go discuss a SCOTUS decision?

    This demonstrates the absurdity of “pure” “radical” libertarians at its finest.

  8. I live in Wheaton! Highnumber, Cantigny (pronounced Canteen-y) is hell and gone from the train. E-mail me, maybe I can give you a ride. Great location for a gun talk as they have a really cool tank collection there.

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