Friday, June 27, 2008

2nd Amendment - Still Lives!!

Well - for those of us who can read plain English and therefore already understood what the 2nd Amendment stated, yesterday's Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruling is expected.

Ruling here: link

The court (in a 5-4 decision) upheld the 2nd amendment as an individual right that preceeded the US Constitution and thus cannot be infringed.

Here are some of the relevant parts of the SCOTUS decision;

...In the Second Amendments operative clause (the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed), the phrase the right of the people.creates a strong presumption that the Second Amendment right is exercised individually and belongs to all Americans...

...In the phrase to keep and bear Arms, the word Arms extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding. The phrase keep ... Arms means have weapons. The phrase bear Arms means to carry weapons and was understood as part of the natural right of defense of one’s person or house...

Kudos go out to the SCOTUS for getting this right after a series of disastrous 5-4 decisions, whereby Judge Kennedy was the swing vote with the rest of the wacko liberal judges, in Boumedienne and the Child Rape Case.


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