There are five boxes to use in the defense of Liberty: The Soap Box, the Mail Box, the Ballot Box, the Jury Box, and the Ammunition Box. Please use them in that order.
by FiveBoxes Staff | 2008-06-26 22:33
In the past few weeks, watchers of the Supreme Court noted several seemingly ridiculous decisions that were all-out power grabs by the top court in the land:
- They determined that Congress cannot make immigration laws, nor can the Executive branch enforce them (Dada v. Mukasey)
- They determined that the Executive branch cannot perform its Constitutionally-mandated job of making war, by saying that enemy combatants are afforded the same rights as United States citizens (Boumediene v. Bush)
- They determined that states do not have the right to determine the use the death penalty against people convicted of child rape (Kennedy v. Louisiana)
So all seemed bleak for our liberties until this morning when in a landmark 5-4 decision, they confirmed what we already knew: that the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution is indeed an individual right.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and addressing a constitutional riddle almost as old as the republic over what it means to say the people may keep and bear arms.The court’s 5-4 ruling struck down the District of Columbia’s ban on handguns and imperiled similar prohibitions in other cities, Chicago and San Francisco among them. Federal gun restrictions, however, were expected to remain largely intact.
Democrat Mayor Richard Daley responded by calling the Supreme Court’s decision “very frightening”. He also said there would be higher taxes to pay for extra police if the gun restrictions in Chicago are nullified. The NRA immediately filed suit in Chicago, challenging that city’s handgun ban. Unsurprisingly, Mayor Daley also predicted increased violence if the handgun ban is nullified.
Mr. Mayor, you are aware that Chicago is one of the deadliest cities, aren’t you? In one weekend in April, there were 32 people shot, 2 stabbed, and 6 dead. If this his version of “peace” I’d hate to see his version of a “war zone.”
Rejoice, fellow Americans. Your individual right to keep and bear arms has been verified. Now go out and celebrate by exercising your Constitutional right. Go shooting. Take a friend shooting. Buy a gun, and stock up on ammunition. And while you’re at it, join the NRA. (Links can be found in our Ammo Box section.)