So proclaim all law-abiding District of Columbia residents whose constitutionally protected individual right to equally defend themselves against increasingly out-of-control and heavily armed criminals who, like our nation's enemies, enjoy constant coddling from liberal "public" "servants" is now recognized by the highest court in our land.
he Supreme Court of the United States, deciding its incitement of a Second American Revolution would be neither necessary nor proper toward extending the ground of public confidence in the government, ordered the liberal one of D.C., in a manner so clear as to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, to cease denying the people it governs, under color of law, their fundamental privileges and immunities explicitly enumerated in our Bill of Rights. Particularly those to which the second amendment to our Constitution expressly declares each of us is entitled, subject never to any disparagement or infringement by a government so flagrantly and condescendingly mistrustful of your or my full exercise of them as the District's rights-violating liberal regime (but I repeat myself) is.
The handgun ban and the trigger-lock requirement (as applied to self-defense) violate the Second Amendment. The District's total ban on handgun possession in the home amounts to a prohibition on an entire class of "arms" that Americans overwhelmingly choose for the lawful purpose of self-defense. Under any of the standards of scrutiny the Court has applied to enumerated constitutional rights, this prohibition — in the place where the importance of the lawful defense of self, family, and property is most acute — would fail constitutional muster. Similarly, the requirement that any lawful firearm in the home be disassembled or bound by a trigger lock makes it impossible for citizens to use arms for the core lawful purpose of self-defense and is hence unconstitutional.
Bad news, to be sure, for criminals and their liberal friends.
Great news for all freedom-respecting and -loving Americans.
Labels: a Republic if we can keep it, Good News, our Freedoms' Defenders, Power to the people
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