The Supreme Court and the Second Amendment

March 18th, 2008

The Supreme Court appears to be leaning towards concluding that the Second Amendment DOES protect an individual right to keep and bear arms, cialis sale capsule but my fear (and, discount if I’m being honest, sovaldi my expectation) is that they will affirm that right while refusing to overturn the type of laws that eviscerate it.

As one of the lawyers trying the case that is in front of the Supreme Court pointed out in an editorial in today’s Boston Globe:

“A right that cannot be enforced is no right at all.”

Entry Filed under: Gun Control

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  • 1. Billiam  |  March 18th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I’ve been saying that for years about the 1st Amendment, as well as the 2nd. Predictably, most people only want to protect the ones they believe in, not realizing that once one falls, it’s only a matter of time before they ALL fall.

  • 2. elliot  |  March 18th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Amen, Bill.

  • 3. BobG  |  March 19th, 2008 at 11:12 am

    If they rule that it is an individual right, that is just the start of the battle. Then we will have some states and cities jacking up licensing requirements, fees, etc to get around the ruling.
    What good is a right to own a firearm if the local authorities make requirements that are prohibitive to the average citizens?

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