Big Day for the NRA

A contentious battle for the right to own a handgun in Chicago has finally, after 28 years, been resolved by the Supreme Court, albeit in a party-line 5-4 decision.

“It cannot be doubted that the right to bear arms was regarded as a substantive guarantee, not a prohibition that could be ignored so long as states legislated in an evenhanded manner,” stated Judge Alito.

This upholds a decision made two years ago supporting the right of the gun owner over the rights of the state. I am pleased that my right to defend myself against the future tyranny of my government is being upheld, perhaps a sign that the Constitution has not been completely abandoned in this era of apologists and equivocators.

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