WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a constitutional right to keep guns in their homes for self-defense, the justices' first major pronouncement on gun control 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 went further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most federal firearms restrictions intact.
The court had not conclusively interpreted the Second Amendment since its ratification in 1791. 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."
Most of us don't need to be told what the amendment READS. Rather it was the liberal elite that needed to be reminded that the thing SAYS WHAT IT SAYS.
Now, the gainsayers...you know, the guys supposedly on our side who whine almost as much as liberals do when they don't get EVERYTHING their little hearts desire...will be out and about moaning that licensing wasn't tossed out as well as the dumb gun-locks and requirements for disassembly.
But we've come a long, long, way since the Clinton AWB and magazine capacity nonsense. They tried to take away our rights an inch at a time and thats the only way we'll be able to regain them. Well, we never really lost them to begin with but had to play the game so our marxist brothers and sisters could feel secure that their pet criminals wouldn't be harmed.
Look at it this way; if the decision pisses off Dianne Feinstein then its a winner.
Congratulations, folks. And thank you Supreme Court. All 5 of you.
Oh and PS, I almost forgot until reading Lems take on the matter. The Hogtown Irregulars had a special 4th of July bash planned should Heller be returned in our favor, and will be rounding up as many legal fully-auto platforms that can be found for one helluva watermelon killin' spree.