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June 27, 2008

Meet Bob Levy

Like many people, I was more pleased than not with the Supreme Court's decision in DC v. Heller this week. Here's an article about Robert Levy, the case's "prime mover," according to Tim Lynch at Cato-at-liberty.

Mr. Levy reminds me of Thomas Paine's advice: "The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government."

Lawyer Who Wiped Out D.C. Ban Says It's About Liberties, Not Guns

By Paul Duggan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 18, 2007; Page A01

Meet the lawyer who conceived the lawsuit that gutted the District's tough gun-control statute this month. Meet the lawyer who recruited a group of strangers to sue the city and bankrolled their successful litigation out of his own pocket.

Meet Robert A. Levy, staunch defender of the Second Amendment, a wealthy former entrepreneur who said he has never owned a firearm and probably never will.

Note: This article was written after D.C.'s gun ban was struck down by the US Court of Appeals, not after this week's Supreme Court decision. Hence the March, 2007 dateline.

Posted by joke du jour at June 27, 2008 05:05 PM

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