Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Few Ripples From
Supreme Court Ruling
On Guns

by Adam Liptak - March 16tf, 2009 - The New York Times

About nine months ago, the Supreme Court breathed new life into the Second Amendment, ruling for the first time that it protects an individual right to own guns. Since then, lower federal courts have decided more than 80 cases interpreting the decision, District of Columbia v. Heller, and it is now possible to make a preliminary assessment of its impact.

So far, Heller is firing blanks.

If anyone had any doubt that the American Constitution has become a joke, they need only follow the logic of this article. The Supreme Court ruling that the specific wording of the Second Amendment guaranteeing the "right to bear arms" really meant what it said has been reversed by judicial interpretation of incredible duplicity. Liberal judges have used that ruling to extend legal protections to perverts and criminals ... but not to law abiding citizens. The fact that profanity is offered more legal protection than political speech has long angered anyone who sees our Constitution as a protection for all citizens from government, rather than a document that protects liberals from conservatives.

Our corrupt courts have made a mockery of that idea and made sure that all judicial interpretations give criminals greater power to destroy citizens, or give greater power to bureaucrats to interfere with the lives of law abiding citizens.

I love the conclusion of this article. “My own bet,” said Sanford Levinson, a law professor at the University of Texas, “is that Heller will more likely than not turn out to be of no significance to anyone but constitutional theorists.”

In other words, liberals are going to take your guns and they don't give a damn what the Constitution or the Supreme Court says.


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