The court’s 5-4 ruling strikes down the District of Columbia’s 32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment. The decision goes further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most firearms laws intact. [SOURCE]
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As a gun owner I’m very pleased with the ruling. Had it gone another way, I would have made the conscious choice to disobey the ruling and chunck the US Supreme Court the deuce. There is no way in hell I was going to give up my firearm…PERIOD.
I can understand the argument from both sides but we must find a way to deal with the underlying issue without trampling on our 2nd Amendment rights. I’m all for stricter control which could entail a longer waiting period when purchasing guns and a more extensive background check. That my curtail those with mental illnesses from purchasing a firearm but the real issue lies with the illegal firearms on the street in the hands of criminal. But let’s face it, these cats don’t go to gun shows or dealers to purchase their “pieces”. Lil’ Ray-Ray copped his Glock from ole dude ’round the way for about $75. Stop THAT shit from happening and you’ve put a major dent in the homicide rate in our urban areas.
This is just my opinion. Whether you agree or not is fine by me but I’d like to hear your thoughts.