One Justice Away From LaLaLand
Today’s Supreme Court decision was further proof for those thinking of staying home in November that a Republican must win the presidency in the fall.
When you have 4 justices ruling against “the individual right to own a gun for personal use” it’s clear that this country is only 1 justice away from madness and liberal mayhem.
Here’s the Second Amendment reads:
“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.”
How does anyone not rule in favor of gun rights for personal use if they are actually reading the Constitution they are supposed to defend?
The Supreme Court ruled today 5-4 that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own a gun for personal use. The landmark ruling overturned the District of Columbia’s ban on handguns, the strictest gun-control law in the country.
How do 4 justices rule against this?
Of course, the anti-gun rights Obama camp released a statement backtracking from their antigun statement from last year:
ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Alexa Ainsworth Report: With the Supreme Court poised to rule on Washington, D.C.’s, gun ban, the Obama campaign is disavowing what it calls an “inartful” statement to the Chicago Tribune last year in which an unnamed aide characterized Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., as believing that the DC ban was constitutional.
“That statement was obviously an inartful attempt to explain the Senator’s consistent position,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton tells ABC News.
The statement which Burton describes as an inaccurate representation of the senator’s views was made to the Chicago Tribune on Nov. 20, 2007.
In a story entitled, “Court to Hear Gun Case,” the Chicago Tribune’s James Oliphant and Michael J. Higgins wrote “. . . the campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said that he ‘…believes that we can recognize and respect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and the right of local communities to enact common sense laws to combat violence and save lives. Obama believes the D.C. handgun law is constitutional.'”
Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, today issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Washington, D.C.’s ban on handguns was unconstitutional:
“Today, the Supreme Court finally opened the door for citizens of the District of Columbia to have the same second amendment protection as the rest of our country.
“For over 30 years, the D.C. handgun ban has prevented law abiding citizens from purchasing legal guns to be used for legitimate reasons – such as self-defense, hunting, and sport shooting – while doing little to keep guns out of the hands of criminals. D.C. residents will finally have the same rights as their countrymen to bear arms and defend themselves from violent crime.
The Heritage Foundation released reaction to the decision.
UPDATE: Here is a copy of a questionaire signed by Barack Obama that was submitted to an Illinois voter’s group where he acknowledged his liberal stand on gun control, via The Politico:
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From the answers on the questionaire it is clear that the most liberal senator is not the moderate he wants to portray to the American public.
In other news, 5-4 was bit too close for comfort in my opinion. I was figuring on 6-3 or 7-2, honestly. Sure, this quiz was pass/fail but we were only one heart attack away, my friends. I hate to say it but that one reason is why I’ll hold my nose, get good and hammered, and pull the lever for John McCain. And I’d have to shower after that too.