10 Chi.-Kent J. Int'l & Comp. L. 1 (2010)

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     THE  TREE'S  ACORNS AND THE GUN'S CLIPS: THE BATTLE BETWEEN GUN
     CONTROL   ADVOCATES AND THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES,
                               IRELAND,   AND   AUSTRALIA

                                      Ricardo N. Cordova

                                    TABLE  OF CONTENTS
I.  INTRODUCTION                   ................................................................ 2
II. IRELAND     ....................................................................... 3
    A.   The  Irish Constitution's Adoption                      .................3..... ............3
    B.   Irish Government Structure and the Supreme Court...   ........................... 6
    C.   Gun  Control Legislation in Ireland.      .................................. 8
          1.  Controls under English Rule                        ...................8.... ...........8
          2.  Controls in the New Irish Republic.............................. 9
    D.    Irish Gun Control Jurisprudence                        ...................9.... ............9
          1.  Fettering the Discretion of Superintendants ............   ......... 10
          2.  Separation of Powers Violations     .......................   ......... 12
          3.  Illogical and Unreasonable Licensing Decisions ................... 15
III. AUSTRALIA                 ................................................................... 16
    A.   The  Australian Constitution's Adoption.............................. 16
    B.   Australian Government  Structure and the High Court.....................  17
    C.   Gun  Control in Australia        ................................ ......... 19
    D.    Australia Gun Control Jurisprudence & Constitutional Issues ...    ................ 20
          1.  Federal Gun Controls ......................................         21
          2.  State Gun Controls......................................... 23
IV. ANALYSIS  OF CONSTITUTIONAL   ISSUES                     .......................................... 24
    A.    United States ................    .      .....................  ......... 24
    B.   Ireland                   ...................................................... 26
    C.   Australia......................................................... 27
V.  CONCLUSION                   ................................................................. 29











* B.A., University of New Mexico, 2007; J.D., Drake University, 2010. Judicial Clerk forJustice Nancy M. Saitta of the
Nevada Supreme Court. The views expressed in this Article are those of the author alone. The author thanks Drake
Law School Professor Mark Kende for his assistance and guidance with this project. The author would also like to give
a special thanks to Peter and Mary Tiernan of Naven, Ireland for sparking what will undoubtedly be a lifelong love for
the land of Eire.
**This article was first published in 12 TOURO INT'L L. REv. 63 (2010).


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