Thursday, June 26, 2008

The will of the people has been denied!!!

And thank the gods for it. In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court today held that a peaceable individual's right to posses a firearm for self-defense is protected by the Constitution and trumps the power of the legislature to deny that right. A copy of the Court's decision can be found here.


Paul Hsieh said...

I hope this results in some prompt improvement in the unconstitutional gun laws for law-abding residents of DC.

Edward Cline said...

Joe Wright posted this comment on Crain's Business Daily in response to a poll:

"On June 26, 2008 9:06 PM Joe Wright said:
Absolutely individuals have the right to own guns. Gun ownership is part and parcel of the right to property and the right to self defense. The police can't be everywhere. The fact that so few police exist in relation to the millions of citizens is an illustration that most people are moral and civilized. It is not the cop that prevents crime, it is the morality of each person.

As demonstrated in Washington, DC, it is unalterably clear that, if guns are banned, only criminals (and the police) will have guns. As a previous poster noted, inspite of the ban in WAS, crime accelerated tremendously.

Laws do not stop crime. They provide for the punishment of criminal activity. What stops crime is the realization on behalf of the criminal that they aren't going to succeed. If every citizen is armed and is willing to use a gun to protect him/her self, a criminal will think twice. If they don't think twice, they will die once. Good riddance.

Criminals will always be able to get guns or whatever weapon is necessary in their criminal activity. It is unconstitutional and immoral to disarm a law abiding citizen who's sole purpose in owning a gun is self defense."

Roger that.

Ed Cline