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Pennsylvania and the Second Amendment

July 7, 2010 9:48 pm by  
Filed under News, Politics

The DC logo My second column for the news and information site, The Daily Caller, has been posted. “Greetings from the land of guns and religion” is a somewhat tongue-in-cheek look at the recent SCOTUS McDonald v. City of Chicago ruling of last week.

The court’s sweeping decision to uphold the right to keep and bear arms really took me by surprise. As we’ve been watching government slowly erode our freedoms and our privacy, my expectations have sunk so low that such a strong defense of the Bill of Rights came as a shock.

The lower courts will now have the very important job of protecting us from municipal and state laws that do not conform to the Supreme’s interpretation of the Second Amendment.

From the top to the bottom, this is the quintessential example of why making appointments to our courts is one of the most important and impactful of Presidential prerogatives.

Like many rulings lately, McDonald was a slim 5 – 4 victory. It will only take one more retirement before 2012 to tip the scales the other way.


One Response to “Pennsylvania and the Second Amendment”
  1. Looking To Escape says:

    “As we’ve been watching government slowly erode our freedoms and our privacy”
    If anti gun politicians were forced to go to the funeral of every unprotected person killed by an illegal handgun, maybe they would rethink their view of self defense.
    Simple truth is people like Mayor Daley can just read about the results of Chicago’s gun control laws in the obituaries and then snuggle himself in the safety of his warm bed without a worry in the world.

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