Donnerstag, 26. Juni 2008

In defense of the Second Amendment

Reactions to the Supreme Court decision to overturn the ban on guns in DC:

"This is a great moment in American history. It vindicates individual Americans all over this country who have always known that this is their freedom worth protecting." — Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.

"While it ruled that the D.C. gun ban went too far, Justice Scalia himself acknowledged that this right is not absolute and subject to reasonable regulations enacted by local communities to keep their streets safe. Today's ruling ... will provide much-needed guidance to local jurisdictions across the country." — Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

“Today’s decision is a landmark victory for Second Amendment freedom in the United States. For this first time in the history of our Republic, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was and is an individual right as intended by our Founding Fathers. I applaud this decision as well as the overturning of the District of Columbias ban on handguns and limitations on the ability to use firearms for self-defense. - Sen. John McCain, R-AZ

"Let's be honest about it. This is an actual, enumerated right in the Constitution." — Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

Yes, it is a great moment. We should be thankful for the decision.

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