SCOTUS Strikes Down Chicago Gun Ban

Good news for those who love the entire Constitution

In its second major ruling on gun rights in three years, the Supreme Court Monday extended the federally protected right to keep and bear arms to all 50 states. The decision will be hailed by gun rights advocates and comes over the opposition of gun control groups, the city of Chicago and four justices.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the five justice majority saying “the right to keep and bear arms must be regarded as a substantive guarantee, not a prohibition that could be ignored so long as the States legislated in an evenhanded manner.”

Amazingly (or not so, based on history of liberals on the court), 4 justices voted against the 2nd Amendment. Expect all sorts of left wing groups to carp about the Supreme Court standing up for the 2nd Amendment.

Confederate Yankee highlights the key point of the ruling.

Sister Toldjah: Next: President Obama declares that the SCOTUS “acted stupidly.”

Ed Morrissey: The 2nd Amendment was put into the Constitution for two reasons: self defense and defense against tyranny.

Ed also points to an update by the AP, something I was looking for after seeing a tweet by Jamie Dupree, in which the case is being sent back to the 7th Court for action.

Mary Katherine Hamm points out that in gun free Chicago, 10 dead among 54 shot. Over the weekend.

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2 Responses to “SCOTUS Strikes Down Chicago Gun Ban”

  1. mojo says:

    “Effin’ DUH!”

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