Upholding the Second Amendment should not even be news--and yet we nearly lost one of the most fundamental rights of our freedom this morning with a razor-thin 5-4 decision today in District of Columbia v. Heller, 07-290.
The Second Amendment is THE pillar of the entire Bill of Rights. And yet, it survived judicial tyranny by a single vote? The right for you to keep and bear arms sits in the hands of a single, unelected elite snob in a robe in Washington, D.C.?
The fools running our lives locally and/or nationally have the right to tell me I can't own a pistol in my home to protect my family? As someone recently said, "Citizens are armed; subjects are not."
I am a citizen and a free man. I will remain armed.
Another 5-4 vote. We are dancing on the slippery edge of the blade.
Read the majority slip opinion here.
SCOTUS blog is here.
(I am taking my son to the firing range this weekend to celebrate.)