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WARFAB 06-27-2013 04:11 PM

The dick Act of 1902?
 
Has anyone else heard of this? Was it overturned at some point so that it no longer applies, or are the politicians just ignoring it?

http://www.civilrightstaskforce.info/gun_control_forbidden.htm

http://www.1800politics.com/the-nras-trump-card-the-dick-act-of-1902/

JWagner 06-27-2013 04:36 PM

Snopes has it here:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/dickact.asp

Lessdragon 06-27-2013 05:03 PM

You should look for the article about snooping snopes, I think you'll get it if you Google "Snopes gets snopes"

JonM 06-27-2013 05:33 PM

snopes is not a valid source of information. its a left wing liberal run site with a political agenda. the myth is "snopes tells the truth about things..."

its like using the national enquirer as a source.

WARFAB 06-27-2013 06:36 PM

Interesting. I'm not a lawyer, but my reading of the articles on the Dick act and the snopes article "refuting" it's claim, I think I can see a little bias. Snopes claims that the Dick act does nothing to declare everyone has a personal right to firearms. But, the Dick act does appear to define "militia" more broadly than many gun control advocates would like. It's not any kind of a slam dunk, but it seems a valid rebuttal to anyone who claims the second amendment only applies to people in an organized fighting force.

Any idea why I can't copy and paste from Snopes?

robocop10mm 06-27-2013 10:38 PM

As a legislatively enacted law, it can be repealed or supersceded by subsequent legislation just as a SCOTUS decision is valid only until the SCOTUS rules on the topic again.

Dearhunter 06-27-2013 10:55 PM

Snopes to the truth, is like botulism is to canned soup!!

Chainfire 06-27-2013 10:56 PM

Here is a few laws that are still on the books in my home state. They are not enforced, and nobody really whines about it:

**Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as

can the salon owner.

**A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting

on Sunday or they risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.

**If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee

has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.

**It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a

swimsuit.

**Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.

Get the point?

texaswoodworker 06-27-2013 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chainfire (Post 1288728)
Here is a few laws that are still on the books in my home state. They are not enforced, and nobody really whines about it:

**Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as

can the salon owner.

**A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting

on Sunday or they risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.

**If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee

has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.

**It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a

swimsuit.

**Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.

Get the point?

We get the point. The point is you could care less about rights. Why else would you constantly belittle any law that would protect rights, and praise laws that do the exact opposite?

alsaqr 06-28-2013 01:21 AM

This persistent myth has been around the internet about four times. Some people have nothing better to do than make up trash and pass it on as the truth.

The Dick Act was revised by The Army Acts. Little, if any, of the original act is applicable today.

Quote:

There is no such thing as a statute that cannot be repealed. The bill of attainder clause prevents Congress from convicting people without a trial. The ex post facto ban prevents punishment, or increased punishment, of actions taken before the law in question was passed. As noted above, most of the Dick Act was rewritten by the Army Acts (I think of 1916 and 1920), so it HAS been repealed.
http://armsandthelaw.com/archives/2013/01/dick_act_mythma.php


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