Monday, June 28, 2010

Second Amendment Survives Chicago Ruling

Just like the 2008 Supreme Court ruling in Washington, DC, today the Court struck down Chicago's handgun prohibition by a 5-4 vote.

Besides a narrow win for the U.S. Constitution, this shows how close we are to cities and states deciding which parts of the Constitution apply to them and which do not.

This ruling must really bug the liberals. They control the presidency and both houses of Congress, but came up one vote short on the Court.

The gun-haters have no fewer than 20,000 gun-control laws in force at federal, state and local levels. The right to bear arms is barely intact. Before long, if the chipping away of gun rights continues, only the government and criminals will have firearms.

If gun-haters should focus on anything, it should be on gun handling and proficiency, not on gun bans. Stricter guns laws are a sure path to greater government control. Most Americans do not want to live in a Russian or European society.

Every freedom-loving American should support the basic right to own guns.

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