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Monday, March 1, 2010

Supreme Court to Hear Gun Control Case


“Gun control advocates think, if not pray, they can win by losing when the Supreme Court decides whether the constitutional right to possess guns serves as a check on state and local regulation of firearms.

“The justices will be deciding whether the Second Amendment – like much of the rest of the Bill of Rights – applies to states as well as the federal government. It’s widely believed they will say it does.

“But even if the court strikes down handgun bans in Chicago and its suburb of Oak Park, Ill., that are at issue in the argument to be heard Tuesday, it could signal that less severe rules or limits on guns are permissible.” (AP, Sunday)

Total freedom will always be unacceptable.

FEE Timely Classic:
Confiscating Guns from American History” by Clayton E. Cramer