Thursday, June 24, 2010
Chicago Gun Ban Will Be Shot Down Monday!
Washington, DC—There can be little doubt now that the Supreme Court’s parting shot before the summer recess will hit Mayor Richard M. Daley right in the butt. Monday will be the last day the court issues opinions until their next term.
For the first time in 30 years, law-abiding Chicagoans will have a level playing field with the criminals to defend themselves, families and their property.
George W. Bush appointee, Associate Justice Samuel Alito is expected to write the opinion for the majority in the McDonald case.
The issue is whether the Second Amendment is incorporated by the 14th Amendment to the States. In simpler terms, the McDonald decision will determine whether state and local governments can infringe on American’s right to keep and bear arms.
We have to see is just how narrow this opinion will be. The next big issues on the line deal with the ability of states to restrict the bearing of arms or to ban certain types of arms. I think the conventional wisdom is obvious and lower courts should begin to recognize that Americans have a right, not to just the keep firearms but also to bear them.
Another issue is whether states can ban firearms over cosmetic appearances or the number of rounds they hold. Again the lower courts may begin with a presumption that they are simply ARMS and Americans have the right to keep and bear them.
Just because the Second Amendment is the law of the land won’t prevent un-American freedom hating politicians like Daley from violating their oaths to defend the constitution.