Monday, June 28, 2010

Gun Rights

I have never fired or even held a gun. I have no wish to do either. That certainly doesn't mean that responsible gun owners shouldn't have guns. If you commit a crime with a gun you should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. How surprising, a Supreme Court that doesn't invent the constitution as it goes along, but respects it. Oh, if our supremes would forget their rotting living tree.

The Supreme Court held Monday that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, advancing a recent trend by the John Roberts-led bench to embrace gun rights.

By a 5-4 vote, the justices cast doubt on handgun bans in the Chicago area, but signaled that some limitations on the Constitution's "right to keep and bear arms" could survive legal challenges.

Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the court, said that the Second Amendment right "applies equally to the federal government and the states."

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