McDonald WINS! All 50 states can bear arms!

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    http://www.breitbart...&show_article=1

    DRUDGE REPORT 2010®

    Justices extend gun owner rights nationwide

    By MARK SHERMAN
    The Associated Press
    Monday, June 28, 2010; 10:33 AM

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court held Monday that the Constitution's Second Amendment restrains government's ability to significantly limit "the right to keep and bear arms," advancing a recent trend by the John Roberts-led bench to embrace gun rights.

    By a narrow, 5-4 vote, the justices signaled, however, that less severe restrictions could survive legal challenges.

    Writing for the court in a case involving restrictive laws in Chicago and one of its suburbs, Justice Samuel Alito said that the Second Amendment right "applies equally to the federal government and the states."...
     
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    These Justices have to go Stephen G. Breyer, John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor

    And of course there is no surprise to how the bitch Sotomayor would have voted.
     
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    So Now you can get a real gun in the happy meals?
     
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    The ruling does nothing unless you live in a shit hole like Chicago or Skokie where they ban handguns entirely.
     
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    One more with the 25 I already have is still not enough.
     
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    The problem with the ruling was that it was a 5-4 ruling one more judge and the second amendment would have been dead. Chicago would have been the spear head for other gun grabbing Mayors and Governors.
     
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    Not really. There was no ruling for 200 years and we did just fine. Most states have constitutions with RKBA written in. IL may be the exception, I don't know.
    No, the problem is that they did not make it a right subject to strict scrutiny, so almost any restriction outside of an outright ban goes. Look at DC, where the only person to get a license for a handgun is Heller.
     
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    4 people utterly unqualified to be justices if they find limits on the 2nd Amendment based on geography.

    Love some of the excerpts from the majority opinion written by Clarence Thomas who pointed back to the 14th Amendment and that Freedmen could not be disarmed leaving them unable to defend themselves against those who would wish to do them harm. It's ironic that this is effectively what had been done to the black community in big cities.
     
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    I'm trying to remain more optimisitic about the ruling, by thinking it sends a message that The Constitution applies to Federal, State and Local citizens' rights.
     
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    there was no disagreement on that point for everything except the 2A.
     

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