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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Supreme Court refuses to hear NRA challenge to law limiting concealed-carry permits
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled five years ago that a total ban on handguns in Washington, D.C., was unconstitutional, the majority opinion pointedly cautioned against drawing any absolutist interpretation of the decision.

Justice Antonin Scalia, perhaps the most conservative member of the high court, said this:

Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose…

The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ...

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