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“Why can’t everyone just have their DNA on file? Then it would be so much easier to catch this guy.”
Those were my actual words at the age of 20 after a stranger broke into my apartment and raped me.
It seems like common sense, right? It would be so simple. After all, it’s for our safety. Then these things would never happen. All we have to do is give up a small piece of our constitutional rights (which should change with new technology anyway, right?) and then the government could completely protect us from all violent criminals.
|Nice article, but Kimberly needs to read beyond the narrow confines of the Heller precedent, and actually LOOK at the language. It says "for lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home."
It was not written that way to limit the right to the confines of the home, although that was the core issue of the lawsuit. It specifically cites that self-defense in the home is ONLY ONE aspect of the right, albeit the one at issue in the finding.
Writers who limit their treatises to the preferred "narrow reading" of the Heller decision must become aware of this fact, and take it where it needs to go instead of remaining silent on this critical point.