Canadian Supreme Court Rules that gun ownership is a "heavily regulated privilege"

Citation: R. v. Wiles, 2005 SCC 84
Date: 2005-12-22
Docket: 30199
Philip Neil Wiles v. Her Majesty The Queen

. . . . Possession and use of firearms is a heavily regulated privilege, and the loss of that privilege does not support a finding of gross disproportionality because it falls short of a punishment “so excessive as to outrage standards of decency”. . . .

I assume that the citizens of New Orleans after the Hurricane or in Los Angeles during the riots there or in cities such as Washington DC with its high murder rates have a different perspective on whether disarmament represents such a relatively minor penalty.


Blogger Alavés said...

To have an horde of bodyguards. This is the privilege, specially when are the disarmed citizens who are paying for that services....

12/24/2005 7:00 PM  

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