Will D.C.'s gun ban be found to be unconstitutional?

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July 19, 2019 / By Leopold
Question: WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has heard arguments about the meaning of the Second Amendment and the District of Columbia's ban on handguns. A majority appears to support the view that the amendment protects an individual's right to own guns, rather than somehow linking right to service in a state militia. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080318/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_guns;_ylt=AmAipaQFy_iuNJnNlFgVMqOs0NUE
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Originally Answered: Is the Federal Income Tax Unconstitutional?
How would it be unconstitutional if it is a CONSTITUTIONAL amendment? Now, if your question is does it conflict with section 4 of the 14th, the answer is no. Why would it be in conflict? It forces the federal government to spend less. That does not breach contractural obligations or default on our debt. It MAY rein in some UNCONSTITUTIONAL programs. It certainly would rein in some waste....like spending a half million dollars to watch a shrimp on a treadmill...but it would not cause any conflict with the 14th. However, NOT balancing the budget guarantees that at some point we would be forced to default as there is NOT enough money to continue to pay rising interest forever. Luka...raising taxes does NOT equate to more tax dollars...it costs jobs and lowers tax revenues in the long run. But let's PRETEND that they could raise taxes enough to balance the budget and it would not crush the economy. Do you realize what tax rates we would have to see across the board to balance the budget...all the way down to poverty level would have to be taxed at almost 90%...So NO we could NOT raise taxes to balance the budget. We do not have a revenue problem. We have ONE HELL OF A SPENDING PROBLEM. ADDED: Defense spending in the time of war would OF COURSE be exempted from the balanced budget. But the reality is that our government is INCREDIBLY bloated. There are more unconstitutional federal agencies than there are constitutional ones. If we merely did away with all federal agencies that are not within the Constitutional restraints of the federal government, we would balance the budget and then some overnight. Your CA scenario did make me laugh. Borrowing is the right of the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Fine, bring it to a vote OF THE PEOPLE when the government wants to borrow. See, I can see the usefulness of borrowing in certain instances, I have built and sold 19 businesses and still own 6. I did not do that without borrowing. But whenever possible, I do not use credit. For over 15 years, if there is a net 10 or net 15 or net 30 term where I pay no interest, the bill is paid with no interest. The ONLY time that borrowing makes sense is when the return outweighs the interest. THIS IS NOT THE CASE WITH OUR GOVERNMENT. Our government is arguably the most inefficient body on the planet. WE MUST REIN IT IN. brown950...yes, we in the TEA Party love the Constitution. We love the fact that the founders gave the ONE AND ONLY WAY TO AMEND IT, too. They understood the need to change over time, they also understood the need to make those changes VERY difficult in order to preserve the Constitution. If only liberals and activist judges understood that if you do not like the Constitution, you do not ignore it, you amend it. SteveG...put down the koolaid and slowly back away. Perhaps get a copy of the Paul Ryan plan and READ IT. It did NOT do away with Medicare. That is false propaganda by the left.
Originally Answered: Is the Federal Income Tax Unconstitutional?
Of course it is which is exactly why to add a balanced budget provision requires an amendment to the Constitution. A simple law being passed would not work. And to add an amendment to the Constitution requires it to pass a 2/3s vote in the House, a 2/3s vote in the Senate, and then would require 3/4s of all the states to ratify it.

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