Breaking: SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of 2nd Amendment

At least they got something right

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Washington D.C.’s sweeping ban on handguns is unconstitutional.

The justices voted 5-4 against the ban with Justice Antonin Scalia writing the opinion for the majority.

At issue in District of Columbia v. Heller was whether the city’s ban violated the Second Amendment right to “keep and bear arms” by preventing individuals — as opposed to state militias — from having guns in their homes.

CNN headline writers apparently do not like the ruling too much

Hmm, wasn’t that what taking it to the Supreme Court was?

I’m sure the ACLU will be chiming in shortly.

More:

  • La Shawn Barber is thrilled that the ban witch is dead.
  • Crooks and Liars just posts the story, but, the unhingedness starts in the comments #3: It’s good. If Fat Tony Scalia comes anywhere near your home, shoot the motherf*cker (I cleaned the word)
  • Howie at The Jawa Report works in the phrase Typical Bitter Gun-Clinger
  • Michelle M. is thrilled
  • The SCOTUS Blog live blogged it, and breaks it down.
  • Hot Air also has a great break down.
  • The story and comments at Kos started out well, saying “hey, we might not like guns, but, the Constitution is the Constitution. Alas, it degenerates badly from there, inlcuding this diamond: The Purpose of the Second Ammendment was to assure that the South would be well armed in the event of a bloody civil war.
  • Don Surber says to make this ruling the litmus test for all future SCOTUS candidates

And Senator McCain weighs in

U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement regarding today’s United States Supreme Court ruling on District of Columbia v. Heller:

Today’s decision is a landmark victory for Second Amendment freedom in the United States. For this first time in the history of our Republic, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was and is an individual right as intended by our Founding Fathers. I applaud this decision as well as the overturning of the District of Columbia’s ban on handguns and limitations on the ability to use firearms for self-defense.

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. Today’s ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller makes clear that other municipalities like Chicago that have banned handguns have infringed on the constitutional rights of Americans. 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.

This ruling does not mark the end of our struggle against those who seek to limit the rights of law-abiding citizens. We must always remain vigilant in defense of our freedoms. But today, the Supreme Court ended forever the specious argument that the Second Amendment did not confer an individual right to keep and bear arms.

What will the Missiah say?

Update: Hot AIr has the low down on how Obama is responding. Again, his neophyte positions shift like a fart in the wind.

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5 Responses to “Breaking: SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of 2nd Amendment”

  1. manbearpig says:

    I hope this serves as the basis to overturn our idiotic ruling on carrying a handgun here in WI.

  2. That would be a good thing. Down here in NC, God help anyone who tries to restrict guns.

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