While it should have been 9-0, it was a victory none-the-less for freedom.
The United States Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling Monday that the Second Amendment does, in fact, mean what it says — even in Chicago — and guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms. The case at hand was McDonald v. City of Chicago, in which the plaintiff sought to overturn Chicago’s blanket ban on handguns.
The Amendment reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The Chicago ban clearly infringed on that right. (Source: Patriot Post)
And “We the People” are safer.
“In the ‘living Constitution‘ era, the Supreme Court rediscovers original intent and rightly rules that the right to bear arms applies to all Americans just as the rest of the Bill of Rights does. It’s hard to conceive how the justices could have decided otherwise. But by the narrowest of margins — 5-4 — they have reaffirmed that keeping and bearing arms is an inalienable and individual right like speech and religion, and that it applies to all individuals as the Founding Fathers intended. Why anyone thinks the Second Amendment does not apply to all Americans is a mystery to us. Governments have powers; individuals have rights. The Bill of Rights was an enumeration of those individual rights — from freedom of speech to freedom of religion to the right to bear arms — that are to be protected from the intrusion of an oppressive government. Now the Supreme Court agrees. … Both the Constitution and ‘we the people’ are safer today.”(Source: Investor’s Business Daily via Patriot Post)
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