Because of D.C. vs. Heller guns are no longer contraband. Too many politicians considered every gun an illegal gun. Now their dream of see police rounding up guns from American homes is dead. The days of raiding gun collectors and destroying their collections under color of law is over. Now the criminals are the over-zealous public officials that dare to violate gun owner’s civil rights.
Gun control and those decades old gun bans only served to empower and embolden criminals to dominate and victimize the unarmed.
Futile legislative efforts are still moving forward pushed by politicians desperate to force disarmament of the law-abiding despite the Supreme Court’s Heller opinion. The rub is that untold millions more of our tax money will be funding frivolous litigation by government to circumvent the law of the land. Money will always be better spent on police and border enforcement.
The handwringing and emotional reaction by ignorant people who fully expect to see the sky fall because our guns are now solidly protected by the Constitution is sad to watch. I suspect that the recent discussion and attention may have been positive for a percentage of the population.
The sanctioning of gun ownership for the law-abiding in America’s largest and most dangerous cities will disrupt the current total rule by cowardly armed thugs. Respectable neighbors will be able to band together and do what outnumbered and beleaguered cops cant.
For new gun owners there is the much needed training on safety, marksmanship and the laws and liability of the justifiable use of deadly force.