The supreme court ruling affirming the second amendment's right to own a gun is deeply disappointing in some ways to twb.
The obvious problem is 4 chisel headed justices believe that we do not have the right to own a gun.
The Wise Latina (twl) was a supreme disappointment in her first written work. "I can find nothing in the Second Amendment's text, history or underlying rationale that could warrant characterizing it as fundamental insofar as it seeks to protect the keeping and bearing of arms for private self-defense purposes."
Sonia? Really? Check this out. Granted, the Second Amendment is a tricky one. Here it is - in its entirety:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Wow. You could write millions of words explaining this to her but it would not help. This is the writing of a biased justice. A thumb on the scale as her politics are more important than our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
You can argue that there is room for government regulation (from the phrase "A well regulated").
You can argue that there should be wide open access and freedom (from the phrase the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed).
You can argue that there is a point in between that allows legal gun ownership.
But I offer it is nearly impossible to to argue from the text of the amendment that there is no right to gun ownership for self protection from predators big and small.
Sotomayor is sadly moronic.
And quite scary. We should all be afraid - that if the vote was to ever tip over to 4-5 and gun ownership was struck down - the original intent of the framers may become painful obvious as gun owners join ranks of a well regulated militia to free their state from the tyranny and oppression of their out of touch central government.
twb thanks God that Kagan is going to replace one of the misguided 4 and not tip the scales of justice toward the unjust justice.