Thursday, June 26, 2008

On Heller

The Supreme court of the United States has struck down Washington DC's Gun ban.
Answering a 127-year old constitutional question, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to have a gun, at least in one’s home. The Court, splitting 5-4, struck down a District of Columbia ban on handgun possession.
Political and campaign ramifications abound.

Listen, the 2nd amendment was written in the days of the Revolutionary War, where 'Minute Men' stored their weaponry in their home for use to fight off the invaders. The framers wanted to protect these individuals from the very government they were creating. By instilling in the Bill of Rights the right of individuals to keep and bare arms, those protections were provided.

Why states and municipalities continue to try and pass laws that only prohibit the law abiding from having guns, while the criminals, who already have no respect for the law continue to carry, is beyond me.


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