Wednesday, March 19, 2008

DC v Heller: Court to Decide If the Bill of Rights is Valid

The Supreme Court declared that they believe the Constitution is not a fairy tale.

But the argument will be over whether gun-owners live happily ever after in America.

With nothing less than the sanctity of the Second Amendment at stake, several justices seemed reluctant to place their faith in freedom, preferring to let city officials legislate it away.

Justice Stephen Breyer, who only many times only recognizes a constitutional right to freedom once someone lands in prison, asked a typical Breyer-like question.

Is it "unreasonable for a city with a very high crime rate ... to say no handguns here?" Breyer asked.

Americans have a right to own guns, the justices agreed.
Governments have a right to regulate those firearms, a majority of justices seemed to agree. But there was less apparent agreement on the case they were arguing: whether Washington's ban on handguns goes too far.

Will the Court decide that the Second Amendment, part of the Bill of Rights, is still valid?
Read the rest of "DC v Heller: Deciding If the Bill of Rights is Valid".

by Mondoreb
image: RidesAPaleHorse; DBKP file
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