Friday, June 27, 2008

High Court Preserves Second Amendment Rights...

According to the Associated Press:

"The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting - the justices' first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history. The court's 5-4 ruling struck down the District of Columbia's 32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment.

" The decision was 5-4. Justice Kennedy, taking over for the retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor as the swing vote, thankfully sided with the conservative block of Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito.

According to the Court's opinion written by Justice Scalia, "We start...with a strong presumption that the Second Amendment right is exercised individually and belongs to all Americans." Amen to that.

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