This is good news -BUT- the Orwellian Double Speak that is the crux of Heller which claims that a law that demands that government 'shall not infringe' on the inalienable right of the people to keep and to bear arms, is somehow subject to 'reasonable regulation', is NOT worth claiming a major victory over.
We already knew the Second was an individual right,despite the totally bogus and treasonous claim that it was somehow a 'collective right' granted to government because of intentional misapplication of the preamble to the Second.
We did not need the court to 'reaffirm' the Second for 'modern times'-only to OBEY it.
Not to rain on anyone's parade-but now,instead of a 'collective right' argument being made by the hoplophobes,we will be subject to the new terms of 'reasonable regulation',rather than have government obey the law and see all 'gun control' declared illegal as it is.
The Second Amendment declares the inalienable right to keep and to bear arms as OFF LIMITS to the government.
Rather than recognizing this FACT,the courts decided to play both sides,as usual.
As others have stated-this fight is far from over.
The fact is,we have a 5-4 majority,and NOT the unanimous decision that should be rendered by a court that still understands that it too - is subject to the highest law of the land-the Constitution of The United States.
We have socialist progressive activists in black robes like so-called "justice" Ruth BAADER MEINHOF basically asserting that because France and England dont respect the God Given, inalienable rights of their citizens-why should we?
Originally Posted by Mosin
This upsets me to no end... From the article....
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented in Heller and wondered why the right to bear arms was necessary to extend to the states. "[I]f the notion is that these are principles that any free society would adopt, well, a lot of free societies have rejected the right to keep and bear arms."
We have a justice sworn to uphold the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA... and she points to other countries and their policies as her reasoning behind ruling against OUR constitution.
-whats good and refreshing is to see how many Americans are actually waking up and beginning to understand that weve created a monster by attempting to get government to take care of all our problems-a monster -fedzilla- that will violate our rights to 'keep us safe' and still fail miserably at the task,and we are recognizing that ONLY WE THE PEOPLE
can assure our own safety,as Nature and God intended,and as our Founders asserted in so many of their writings and in the Bill of Rights itself.
Bringing government back to Constitutional Lawfulness requires an understanding that our inalienable rights are subject only to end at the exact place our fellow citizens rights begin-NOT
where an out of control government being run by social engineers says is a 'reasonable' place to assert its will to 'regulate' our rights for the 'good of modern society'.
This may be a beginning,a reawakening of Americans to the plight and danger of big government,but this isnt just about guns and the Second amendment-this is about Individual Liberty and the principles of limited government our Republic was founded upon.
Either we will have a government that respects the restraints placed upon it by the Constitution,or we will have a government that defines the terms of its own limits by asserting 'reasonable regulation' to assert unlawful authority over our inalienable rights.
And I believe that more than ever-were at the crossroads.
Keep up the fight."Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."