Fingers crossed folks

Fox News - The Supreme Court appeared poised Tuesday to issue a ruling that will expand to the states the high court's historic 2008 ruling that individuals have a federally protected right to keep and bear arms. If so, the decision would mark another hallmark victory for gun rights advocates and likely strike down Chicago's handgun ban that is similar to the Washington D.C. law already invalidated by the justices. The biggest questions before the court seemed to be how, rather than whether, to issue such a ruling and whether some regulation of firearms could survive. On the latter point, Justice Antonin Scalia said the majority opinion he wrote in the 2008 case "said as much."
As most of you would know Chicago has had gun control from the early eighties and yet it's a city with one of the highest rates of gun crime in the United States. Not surprisingly the politicians there refuse to allow any of this reality penetrate their skulls of weapons-grade steel. No matter how many criminals refuse to abide by their dumb laws, they insist the answer is more and more laws that never worked and more restrictions on those who obey the law.

Anyway here's to hoping the Supreme Court will issue a pro-gun ruling, so the few people with brains in Chicago no longer have to get approval from their stupid politicians and fellow citizens to defend themselves from criminals, rapists, murderers and other such vermin. If only the rest of us could have been blessed with the wisdom of America's founding fathers.


  1. There is not much else that the Supreme Court can do, but rule that the law is unconstitutional. Having ruled that there is an individual right to bear arms, the right belongs to the people under the Constitution and not the states. The Court stated in its previous decision:

    “There seems to us no doubt, on the basis of both text and history, that the Second Amendment conferred an individual right to keep and bear arms.” DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ET AL. v. HELLER, No. 07–290., 2008.

    Further, under the 14th amendment to the US Constitutions the states are prohibited from making “any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.” As a result, the states do not have the authority to deprive law abiding citizens of their right to bear arms.

    As an interesting side note, the Illinois State Constitution also protects an individual’s right to bear arms, and does so even more clearly than the US Constitution. The State Constitution states:

    “Subject only to the police power, the right of the INDIVIDUAL CITIZEN to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

  2. Sounds good to me Eugene and completely fair.


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