A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Yet four Supreme Court Justices believe Washington, D.C. could infringe the right of the People to keep and bear arms. The dissenters: Justices John Paul Stevens, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David Souter:
In a dissent he summarized from the bench, Justice John Paul Stevens wrote that the majority “would have us believe that over 200 years ago, the Framers made a choice to limit the tools available to elected officials wishing to regulate civilian uses of weapons.”
He said such evidence “is nowhere to be found.”
Scott Allan sums it up nicely:
Nowhere to be found??? How about right in the Constitution? It’s there. Get those glasses checked old man. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
It’s the old liberal trick. If you say something loud and often enough, it must be true. I bet you think the emperor is wearing clothes too. Justice Stevens, whether you like it or not, the Constitution was in fact designed to limit the tools available to local officials so they don’t infringe on our basic liberties. That is the entire point of the Constitution. You sir are an idiot.
Yet Stevens sits on the Supreme Court. The Second Amendment is quite clear. SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. There was no qualification, no ambiguity. Scott concludes:
If you don’t like the Second Amendment, there is a method for altering the Constitution which does not consist of activist life-appointed Justices taking matters into their own hands. This is not an interpretation they are undertaking, it is a bastardization based on their personal beliefs.
Even if you are not thrilled by John McCain, you MUST vote for him. This election is bigger than who the next President is. Can you imagine an unchecked Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government with no regard for our Constitution?
Every election matters. We do not need any more Supreme Court Justices whose personal beliefs take precedence over our Constitution. This issue should have been a no-brainer, the ruling should have been 9-0, in favor of our right to keep and bear arms as GUARANTEED by our Constitution.