Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Second Amendment’s Big Day in Kourt

The Supreme Court will issue its ruling today on District of Columbia vs. Heller. The case marks the first time in almost 70 years that the Kourt has heard a Second Amendment case. The Heller case stems from the D.C. handgun ban that was overturned by the US Kourt of Appeals last year.

I’ll post the ruling when it komes down.

Its days like today when that really motivate me to support presidential kandidates who share my beliefs. I must admit it is a little scary to think what the Kourt would look like with a couple of Obama justices sitting on there. Heck for all we know it would probably be Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton.

The Court affirmed the US Court of Appeals decision by a 5-4 decision.

Breyer, Stevens, Souter, and Ginsburg all voting dissenting. What the heck are they thinking? This is a pretty fundamental rights issue to be a 5-4 decision.

The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.


  1. NRA all the way!June 26, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    thank God! It's days like today that make me realize that no matter how much President Bush's spending is out of control, we still put in the right person. SCOTUS justices are SO important. Yet even those liberal ones try legislate from the bench. Amazing.

  2. From Christopher Reed campaign:

    Christopher Reed cheers ruling; draws another distinction with Tom Harkin

    U. S. Senate candidate Christopher Reed celebrates today with 2nd Amendment rights supporters after the Supreme Court ruled in DC v Heller that the Washington, D.C. gun ban was, indeed, unconstitutional.

    Reed stated, “It is unfortunate the citizens of our nation’s capitol were deprived of their right to self-defense for over 30 years, but beginning today we can reverse the dangerous misinterpretations of our Constitution.”

    Since the 2nd Amendment was ratified in 1791, the Supreme Court has never definitively ruled on the meaning of the right to keep and bear arms. Reed has always believed that the right, like all others in the Bill of Rights, is an individual right. The Supreme Court reaffirmed that principle.

    “It is ridiculous that the government would force vulnerability on its own citizens. Tom Harkin supported this gun ban for 32 years, while Washington, D.C., gave an ugly advantage to criminals. This is only one of several examples of Harkin whistling while constitutional freedoms are seized.”

    Reed warns that although the victory should be celebrated, gun rights advocates should stay vigilant against future attempts to take away your constitutional right to keep and bear arms. “The Tom Harkins of the world aren’t just going to go away. They will come back with another scheme to chip away at the Constitution.”

    Christopher Reed, Republican, will take on Tom Harkin in the November general election. He is a 5-year Navy veteran and small business owner. Reed and his wife Kim live in Marion with their 3 children. More information on Christopher Reed can be found at
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