Thursday, June 26, 2008

Heller Affirmed - Good News (Sorta.....)

Well, the good news, as most of you probably already know, the Supreme Court has upheld the Heller decision, and spelled out that the Second Amendment means just what we already believed it to mean, that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual right, not a collective one.

The bad news is that the vote was 5 to 4. In other words, we came within one vote of losing the right to individually keep and bear arms.

In the next few years probably two of the Judges will be retiring and will be replaced by two new ones. They will be appointed by the President. Who we elect as the next president will be crucially important for the future of our freedoms. For those considering voting for a candidate with no hope of winning, as a protest, or voting for an anti-gun candidate so it can "get worse before it gets better", just remember, the president after the next one can't "Un-appoint" Supreme Court justices.

Once they get appointed, we're stuck with them, good or bad, until they retire......

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At Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:05:00 AM, OpenID curtislowe said...

Oh Man, its like walking away from a car wreck...You are really, really happy with the outcome, but holy crap, thinking about how close you came gives you the freepin' willies!

 

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