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City of Salina v. Blaksley
Kansas Supreme Court
83 P. 619 (1905)
A Kansas statute empowered municipalities of the state to prohibit the carry of firearms, concealed or otherwise. The City of Salina (the city) (plaintiff) passed an ordinance that prohibited the carry of handguns while intoxicated. James Blaksley (defendant) was convicted of violating this law. Blaksley appealed to the Kansas Supreme Court, citing an article of the state constitution that gave the people the right to bear arms for their defense and security. The same article stated that standing armies in times of peace would not be tolerated and that the military was subordinate to the civil power.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Greene, J.)
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