Landmark and clear—-the 2nd Amendment is about an INDIVIDUAL’S Right to Bear Arms!
The Supreme Court voted 5-4 today against the DC Gun Ban. Story here.
Somewhere in heaven today, Charlton Heston is celebrating:
Analysis summary of the ruling at Michelle Malkin.
One of the best lines of the day from John McCain:
Unlike Senator Obama, who refused to join me in signing a bipartisan amicus brief, I was pleased to express my support and call for the ruling issued today………Unlike the elitist view that believes Americans cling to guns out of bitterness, today’s ruling recognizes that gun ownership is a fundamental right — sacred, just as the right to free speech and assembly.
Reactions from those who are for freedom:
“This is a great moment in American history. It vindicates individual Americans all over this country who have always known that this is their freedom worth protecting.” — Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.
Today’s ruling is a major victory for the rights of all Americans to protect themselves and their families. The Supreme Court sent a clear message to local, state, and federal governments that this individual right cannot be unreasonably infringed.” — Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas.
“In the most significant victory for the Second Amendment in recent memory, the Supreme Court today reaffirmed our citizens’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms. … This decision should send a clear message to opponents of the Second Amendment. The Constitution plainly guarantees the solemn right to keep and bear arms, and the whims of politically correct bureaucrats cannot take it away.” — House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio.
“While this is a clear victory for those who live in Washington, D.C., it’s my hope what was decided here today projects a powerful new precedent for judges to follow across the country.” — Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.
“As someone who works in Washington during the week, I’m relieved that I can now defend myself in my own apartment without fearing a knock on the door from the local police,” —Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga
And now, reaction from those who oppose freedom and will say anything to keep their power
“More handguns in the District of Columbia will only lead to more handgun violence.” — Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty.
“While it ruled that the D.C. gun ban went too far, Justice Scalia himself acknowledged that this right is not absolute and subject to reasonable regulations enacted by local communities to keep their streets safe. Today’s ruling … will provide much-needed guidance to local jurisdictions across the country.” — Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.
“We’re shown time and time again how many children have been killed in their homes by guns. … The only thing it’s gonna do is increase your taxes. More police. More hospitalization. More victims of violence.” — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.
“I am profoundly disappointed in Justice Roberts and Justice Alito, both of whom assured us of their respect for precedent. With this decision, 70 years of precedent has gone out the window. And I believe the people of this great country will be less safe because of it.” — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
“This decision’s going to say to these guys that it’s OK to have guns — that’s the message the street gets from this … If you take this ruling the wrong way, everybody and their mother’s going to go out and get a gun.” — Tio Hardiman, of the Chicago violence prevention group Cease Fire.
You can bet the libs (including Obama) will look for every loophole to regulate and keep guns out of the hands of citizens, but I think they will have an awfully hard time doing so now.
Also, you see the normal inconsistent thought about how guns in the hands of law-abiding individuals will somehow make them less safe and increase crime…..typical liberal rationalizing.
I’m a bitter, clingin’, 2nd Amendment Vindicated Individual gun owner and PROUD OF IT!
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