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Monday, June 28, 2010

Big Victory for 2nd Amendment Advocates

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has finally ruled in the McDonald case, finding that the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms applies not only against the federal government, but against meddling states as well.

Glenn Reynolds has some thoughts:

[I]t really is interesting how much emphasis the majority, and Justice Thomas’s concurrence, put on the racist roots of gun control. See this article and this one by Bob Cottrol and Ray Diamond for more background. And isn’t it interesting that this is happening on the same day the Senate’s last Klansman went to his reward?

It is interesting, but not surprising. The sad truth is that of the federal and state governments' over-reaches, from bans on guns to minimum wage laws, result from a majority seeking to deny certain rights to minorities, originally on racist grounds. What the majority never seems to remember at these times is that once the government is armed in unconstitutional ways, it's only a matter of time before it seek to turn those arms against everyone, majority included. "First they came...."

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