Something We Often Forget…

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I found an article by the always-perceptive John Stossel:

http://reason.com/archives/2011/04/07/gun-owners-have-a-right-to-pri

You should read the whole thing, but here’s the money quote:

“The right to self-defense, and therefore the right to buy and carry a handgun (the most effective means of self-defense), should require no one’s permission. It is a natural right. The Second Amendment didn’t invent the right to own guns. It merely recognizes it: “(T)he right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” It doesn’t say, “The people shall have the right to keep and bear arms.”"

We must never forget that fact.  We already had the right, the Bill of Rights just cemented its existence & protection.

Now let’s rub the gun-grabber’s noses in it!

SCOTUS Rules on McDonald vs. Chicago.

I haven’t had a chance to read through any of the blogs or the opinion yet, but this is great news for all of us who cherish the Constitution, and especially the Second Amendment.

I’ll update with links as I read through what others have to say on the subject.

Truly a historic day.

UPDATE, by GunNutmegger

From Instapundit:

CHICAGO COP likes the McDonald decision, mocks Daley Administration.

MORE THOUGHTS ON MCDONALD OVER AT THE FACULTY LOUNGE.

OKAY, having quickly skimmed the McDonald opinion, a few thoughts.


UPDATE, by Crapgame

Supreme Court Ruling Backs Individual Gun Rights

Roundup of Chicago Case analysis, including a direct link to the ruling


UPDATE, by GunNutmegger

The Racist History of Gun Control

and, to my astonishment:

Al Sharpton: “I would say 90% of the calls I received yesterday were in support of the Supreme Court and people say they want to bear guns.”

UPDATE, by GunNutmegger

Wonder why it was a 5-4 decision?

Judge Stephen Breyer’s dumb rhetorical question