Posted by | June 26, 2008 11:24 | Filed under: Top Stories


SCOTUS says we can own guns for hunting and self-defense.  DC’s 32-year-old ban on handguns is struck down as was the District’s requirement that guns be equipped with trigger locks.

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.”

Justice Stephen Breyer wrote a separate dissent in which he said, “In my view, there simply is no untouchable constitutional right guaranteed by the Second Amendment to keep loaded handguns in the house in crime-ridden urban areas.”

Predictably, Roberts, Alito, Kennedy and Thomas voted with Scalia.  Please, Justice Stevens, don’t retire until there’s a Democrat in the White House.

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