June 26, 2008 is a day that should live forever in the hearts and minds of gun owners in America, a day that reinforces the Constitution of this great country. For a change, the Supreme Court of the United States sat down and passed a ruling that makes sense and doesn't pander to those who wish to change what our forefathers wished when they wrote the Constitution.
The Right to Bear Arms...that was what was upheld. That gun ownership is a right that shall not be infringed upon by cities and others in a maniacal and endless waging of gun control by the lunatic fringe who would take guns away from law abiding citizens, and in the same breath decry the death penalty for murderers and rapists. Yet you have to wonder what all those anti-gun zealots would do if it were their mother, sister, wife or daughter who were raped or killed, or if their homes were invaded and their families harmed? Dial 911 and ask for an unarmed police officer?
No matter, since you have the right to own and bear arms, and always have. Now the Supreme Court agrees with what has always been! If you are not a convicted felon or a mental case and have been adjudicated as such, you should have the right, within reason, to own a firearm to defend your home, to use at sporting events, to collect and to enjoy as a hobby or whatever. As long as you use it responsibly, your right should not be infringed upon.
I look forward to many more suits being filed against cities and jurisdictions now that the nation's highest court has spoken. The only down side to this historic moment is it was only 5 for. and 4 against, to win this ruling. So, I ask the remaining 4, WTF were you thinking????
Finally, Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain hailed the court's decision, saying it recognizes that gun ownership is a fundamental right that is "sacred, just as the right to free speech and assembly." Way to go John.
Incidentally, gun control advocate B. Hussein Obama (Notice he never uses that middle name as he doesn't like the implications it brings!) doesn't like this decision at all, but to kiss up to gun owners he's saying he supported the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. We should call him Flopsy because he flip flops so much he's like a dead squirrel in the road getting hit by vehicles going both ways...depends on the breeze and he's under another bus again!