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Supreme Court rules that all Americans have fundamental right to bear arms

• Washington Post

The Supreme Court ruled for the first time Monday that the Second Amendment provides all Americans a fundamental right to bear arms, a long-sought victory for gun rights advocates who have chafed at federal, state and local efforts to restrict gun ownership.

The court was considering a restrictive handgun law in Chicago and one of its suburbs that was similar to the District law that it ruled against in 2008. The 5 to 4 decision does not strike any other gun control measures currently in place, but it provides a legal basis for challenges across the country where gun owners think that government has been too restrictive.

"It is clear that the Framers . . . counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty," Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote for the conservatives on the court.

(Photos from a Patriot's Day gun rights rally)

The victory might be more symbolic than substantive, at least initially. Few cities have laws as restrictive as those in Chicago and Washington.

2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Stupid Amerkin
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a great victory, however, just the fact that the SC had to make a ruling on this was treasonous. What about the traitors who even brought this issue to the table to begin with and the black robed devils who voted for more gun control and eventually total gun confication by force.I guess it's just business as usual until next time, right?

It has been stated that when guns are outlawed, then only outlaws will have guns.

I leave you with a quote from  Marcus Tullius Cicero


“There exist a law, not written down anywhere, but inborn in our hearts; a law which comes to us not by training or custom or reading; a law which has come to us not by theory but from practice, not by instruction but by natural intuition. I refer to the law  which lays it down that, if our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.”

Comment by Anonymous
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Our right to be able to protect ourselves and our liberty recognized (barely) by the courts.......................................for now. 

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