Thursday, June 26, 2008

Gun Rights On The Line With SCOTUS Decision

Not a lot of time to expostulate, but today we are looking for the US Supreme Court's decision that may impact gun rights for years to come.

The case, District of Columbia v. Heller, which was argued nearly four months ago, could settle the decades-old debate over whether the Second Amendment grants individuals the right to own firearms.

When I read the Constitution, I read this:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Shall not be infringed seems pretty plain to me. Now we'll see how the Court sees it. Meanwhile, we will be touring the Chicago Stockyards, when the decision is likely to be announced.

Have a great day.


Greg said...

Looks like there was a victory for our constitutional rights today, but I'm not exactly jumping for joy.

Another 5-4 decision, with the liberal wing losing this time.

Let's review the last 2 weeks from the point of view of the liberal consitutional scholar:

- Terrorists have more rights than US soldiers and POW's covered by the Geneva Conventions.

- Society has "matured" to the point that it doesn't view child rape as among the heinous crimes possible (quoting the liberal majority in the decision).

- Americans don't have a constitutional right to have a gun in their own home.

Boy, if I'm a child-raping terrorist, I know who I'm voting for! The rest of us better be voting McCain.

Greg said...

Oh, jeez. You seriously can't make this stuff up. Did you see BHO's response to the decision?

Isn't his expertise constitutional law? He can't even get his opinion on constitutional matters straight? His campaign got his opinion wrong months ago, but he only gets around to correcting the record the day this decision comes out? This is the guy who is going to be running the executive branch of our country? This is the man to lead us? I tremble with fear....

Anonymous said...

I tremble, too Greg. But my wife says its from the drink. IMO, with Obama as president, I won't be able to drink enough.