Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Second Amendment is not Second Class

 The Supreme Court today handed down a decision in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, and it has been a long time coming. One is tempted to quote Conan the Barbarian: "What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!"  But that would wrong. Still...You can find the story at in a post by Matt Vespa entitled Liberal Completely Melt Down Over Supreme Court Ruling.

The ruling, written by Clarence Thomas, is quite long, in part because he goes into the long history of the right to self defense and the Second Amendment. Unlike what the David Hoggs of the world think, the Founders didn't just come up with the idea on the spur of the moment during a drunken night at the pub. Rather, it has roots in antiquity and in Anglo Saxon common law.

Naturally, the gun grabbers are not giving up.  I expect they will make giving people their rights as difficult as possible, and there will no doubt be a need for yet more suits.  But this ruling makes great strides toward an understanding of our Second Amendment rights as being just as important as our First Amendment rights.

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