Thursday, June 26, 2008

Major Constitutional Victory in D.C. Gun Law Ruling of Supreme Court

The 5-4 Supreme Court decision regarding Washington DC's unconstitutional gun laws is a major victory for American freedom. America is unique in that the constitution truly supports individual freedom to a degree unmatched in other countries and governments. It is a distinctly American freedom, and it is not to be taken away by those elites and special interest advocates who feel that they know better how the rest of us should conduct our lives.

Surely, there are problems arising when guns end up in the wrong hands, but there is no basis for restricting the freedoms of all persons who need to defend themselves from criminals who do not obey any laws, much less gun laws. Many people in the U.S. live far away from policed areas and, even among those who lives blocks away from police departments, home invasion violence can occur well before the police can arrive to assist the victims. In many violent cases, police can only arrive on the scene ex post facto, write a report, and conduct an investigation. This is not meant in any way to decry or disparage the public service dedication of police departments, but it is a fact of life. The Supreme Court decision today shows that there is indeed intelligent, freedom-loving life on the planet.

We should applaud the decision, regretting only that the decision wasn't 9-0.

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