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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Second Amendment Case

Silveira v. Lockyer Petition for Writ of Certiorari Denied

December 1, 2003 -- The U.S. Supreme Court has denied Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Silveira v. Lockyer Second Amendment lawsuit. As of this publication, the Silveira Supreme Court docket website was not yet updated, but the Supreme Court's order page for December 1st lists the case as denied, without comment.

The Silveira petition asked the court to rule on whether or not the Second Amendment applies to the States and whether or not it is an individual right. California's ban on certain semi-automatic rifles was challenged. Six dissents came forth from the 9th Circuit Court in support of the truth -- including a couple that were very compelling. California waived their right to respond to the Petition but were told to respond anyway, leading many to say there was a good chance the Justices would finally help clear up a great deal of confusion surrounding the right of the people to keep and bear arms. 

Several thousand hours of work on the part of numerous dedicated people and over $75,000 went into the case. Six amicus briefs were filed in support of the case. 

People are sitting in jails and prisons for nothing more than exercising their Second Amendment rights -- and these Justices know it. But they obviously prefer letting innocent people rot in prison to doing their job for the Bill of Rights.

A more thorough statement is forthcoming. For now, we wanted people to hear it from us rather than on the streets or from some gloating pack of gun grabbers.


It doesn't require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires to people's minds. Samuel Adams American Patriot

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