The Supreme Court gets one right.

gun rightsSo the ruling in the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA v. HELLER came out today. I would say this is a win for people who have actually read the constitution and understand the implicit meaning behind the words. What I got out of it is that basically no state or local government has the right to forbid someone the lawful possession of workable firearms whether it be a rife or a pistol. While a state can have licensing laws the state is required to issue a license unless the person can be denied on reasonable grounds. Reasonable ground being if you are a felon or insane. If you are not either a felon of insane the State or district is constitutionally required to issue a firearms license. Yes the local laws that go against this are still technically valid only in that they have not been challenged in the courts yet to overturn them. So have fun taking places like San Francisco, Chicago and New York City to court, something that is already planned and will take place soon. Under this ruling many gun laws will be overturned and you can once again enjoy your rights people have tried so had to take away from you.

Page 65 or the ruling:

“In sum, we hold that the District’s ban on handgun possession in the home violates the Second Amendment, as does its prohibition against rendering any lawful firearm in the home operable for the purpose of immediate self-defense. Assuming that Heller is not disqualified from the exercise of Second Amendment rights, the District must permit him to register his handgun and must issue him a license to carry it in the home.

We are aware of the problem of handgun violence in this country, and we take seriously the concerns raised by the many amici who believe that prohibition of handgun ownership is a solution. The Constitution leaves the District of Columbia a variety of tools for combating that problem, including some measures regulating handguns, see supra, at 54–55, and n. 26. But the enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table. These include the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home. Undoubtedly some think that the Second Amendment is outmoded in a society where our standing army is the pride of our Nation, where well-trained police forces provide personal security, and where gun violence is a serious problem. That is perhaps debatable, but what is not debatable is that it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.We affirm the judgment of the Court of Appeals.
It is so ordered”

While I do not think this ruling went far enough since it only touched on but did make any ruling on conceal-carry regulations – something that was not part of the original suit so therfore understandable – this ruling does open the door for a challenge against many of the laws against the ability to carry firearms in public. I personally believe that all firearms when taken into public should be when at all possible hidden from view but regulations totally banning all carrying of firearms outside the home is unconstitutional. I understand a certain limit to this right in cases such as in certain public building such as in a courtroom or federal building (weapons can be left with security) or while a person in drinking alcohol (for obvious reasons). In the next couple of years I can see a lot of gun laws being overturned with this ruling, and it is about time. I can also see a lot of people trying to do everything they can to find ways around this so they can still try to screw us all out of our Constitutional Rights.

One of the dumbest things said had to be the dissenting opinion from Justice Stephen Breyer when he wrote “In my view, there simply is no untouchable constitutional right guaranteed by the Second Amendment to keep loaded handguns in the house in crime-ridden urban areas.” Yes you should not have a right to have a loaded gun, a legal gun mind you, in a high crime area? So the place where you are most likely to need a loaded gun for protection, you should not be able to have one? You have got to be kidding me how the hell did this guy get on the Supreme Court let alone pass the 5th grade. You might as well have said there is no unconditional right to have a seat belt in your car and then force me to get rid of mine. Granted the Constitution says nothing about cars but we are talking about common sense here.

So celebrate your rights today and buy a new gun!!!




    getting one of these to deal with those pesky neighborhood cats, hippies, liberals & homeless

  2. Can’t be to careful around them hippies. They breed like rabbits because no matter how much they talk about abortion they don’t have jobs to pay for it plus they are always spreading herpes, HIV and syphilis. The best cure for them is like any sort of large annoying parasite, 00 buck shot to the forehead. It is a bitch to get the smell from one of them things out though. But I would rather have to clean blood and patchouli stink out of my house then have to listen to a Grateful Dead record or even worse their pointless and asinine political ratings.

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