Thursday, June 26, 2008

SCOTUS on the 2nd

Well there is more good news from Washington DC to go along with building a border fence. In District of Columbia vs Heller, by a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment does support private citizens owning handguns.

Naturally Sen. Diane Feinstein [D-CA] thinks private citizens owning handguns will make the streets more dangerous. I am sure she will use Moscone as proof on how dangerous handguns are while ignoring how mentally unbalanced the attacker was - we got exposed to the Twinkie Defense with this case. Which in today's ruling, Justice Scalia for the majority, acknowledges that the state does have certain responsibilities to keep weapons from criminals and the mentally ill.

And most interesting of all, the dissenting judges who tend to find inspiration in foreign law were claiming nowhere did the Constitution support the majority opinion. For once they are trying to be originalists. How nice.


Mark said...

What really makes Feinstein's comments vile is that when she felt her life was in danger, she used her clout to get a CCW permit, which the city of San Fransisco didn't issue to regular citizens.

Anna said...

Mark, of course Sen. Feinstein is far more important than the average citizen. SO she needs to have such protection. The hypocricy of the left again is shown.

But there is good news, the San Francisco gun ban is now being challenged in court as a result of Heller. Lets hope the city loses.