Monday, June 28, 2010
Supreme Court Opinion’s Most Telling paragraph
Washington, DC—When it comes to legal matters emotions creep into the mix. People have beliefs that are based upon myths or facts. Arguments are made incorporating these factors. The gun rights hating forces want to blame gun violence on that freedom itself.
All the laws and the police state we live in can’t keep deadly weapons out of the hands of criminals. The gun rights haters have either not figured that fact out yet or have some other agenda.
In the mix of today’s opinion that I posted earlier was this telling paragraph:
Chicago enacted its handgun ban to protect its residents “from the loss of property and injury or death from firearms.” See Chicago, Ill., Journal of Proceedings of the City Council, p. 10049 (Mar. 19, 1982). The Chicago petitioners and their amici, however, argue that the handgun ban has left them vulnerable to criminals. Chicago Police Department statistics, we are told, reveal that the City’s handgun murder rate has actually increased since the ban was enacted1 and that Chicago residents now face one of the highest murder rates in the country and rates of other violent crimes that exceed the average in comparable cities.2
The Court has spoken! The politicians in state and local governments cannot infringe on your right to keep and bear arms.