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Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment Stays in the Constitution

Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment Stays in the Constitution

Jacob Dawson
One News Now
June 26, 2008

After the Supreme Court decided yesterday that child rapist have more rights than the children they rape. Today, they actually got one right, however, the court did leave some wiggle room for further challenges to the 2nd Amendment. The key sentence that kills the 2nd Amendment is:

“Miller’s holding that the sorts of weapons protected are those “in common use at the time” finds support in the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons.”

So they are saying that you can only have weapons that are considered “normal”, but my question is who defines what is normal? And “normal” guns in Mississippi are not what are “normal” in New York. So I’ll take this as a temporary win, but James Madison is rolling over in his grave on this one.

 

Residents in the District of Columbia can own handguns.

AP
June 26, 2008

Residents in the District of Columbia can own handguns. The Supreme Court ruled today that Americans have an individual right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, ending the District’s 32-year-old ban on handguns.

The court’s 5-4 decision is the first major ruling on gun rights in U.S. history. The decision went further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most gun control laws intact.

Justice Antonin Scalia writes in the majority opinion that the Constitution does not permit “the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home.”

He does say the ruling would not affect laws that ban felons and the mentally ill from owning guns or prohibit people from carrying guns in sensitive places like schools and government buildings.

Supreme Court says Americans have right to guns
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jZ..-wD91HS2EO0

Reactions of the Supreme Court ruling
http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/06/reaction-suprem.html

 


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