Hey, Leftists, Suck My F'n Glock! Supreme Court Extends Gun Rights To All 50 States, Strikes Chicago Handgun Ban
Seeing that the SCOTUS doesn't know what the COnstitutoina says about anything, perhaps one day we'll get a SCOTUS that will, sort of kind of, follow the USC. The CHicago gunban is a STATE Law and not a FEDERAL law. Just sayin'.
In its second major ruling on gun rights in three years, the Supreme Court Monday extended the federally protected right to keep and bear arms to all 50 states. The decision will be hailed by gun rights advocates and comes over the opposition of gun control groups, the city of Chicago and four justices.
Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the five justice majority saying “the right to keep and bear arms must be regarded as a substantive guarantee, not a prohibition that could be ignored so long as the States legislated in an evenhanded manner.”
The ruling builds upon the Court’s 2008 decision in D.C. v. Heller that invalidated the handgun ban in the nation’s capital. More importantly, that decision held that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was a right the Founders specifically delegated to individuals. The justices affirmed that decision and extended its reach to the 50 states. Today’s ruling also invalidates Chicago’s handgun ban.
Just sayin', again.
In another dramatic victory for firearm owners, the Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional Chicago, Illinois’ 28-year-old strict ban on handgun ownership, a potentially far-reaching case over the ability of state and local governments to enforce limits on weapons.
A conservative majority of justices on Monday reiterated its two-year-old conclusion the Constitution gives individuals equal or greater power than states on the issue of possession of certain firearms for self-protection.
The court, however, said local jurisdictions still retain the flexibility to preserve some “reasonable” gun control measures currently in place nationwide.
This might beat up on the Leftinistra which is good but it is a bad "ruling" and if Chicago knew anything about the Federal Constitution they would thank SCOTUS for their opinion and move along with their STATE LAW.