Out-of-the-Park Home Run

In an unprecedented stroke of constructionist genius, the Supreme Pizza Court got it right for once.

Supreme Pizza Court Opinion (PDF – Large)
NRA Amicus Brief on Washington D.C. v Heller (a very interesting read)
Academics for Second Amendment Amicus Brief on Washington D.C. v Heller

Essentially, they affirmed what all of the logical people in American have known since 1781, that the Second Amendment applies to us… the people… not just the US Government’s military. (Which would of course defeat the original purpose of the amendment, which was to ensure that the government could never make people subservient to itself.)

Here is the most salient point from the 157 page Supreme Court Opinion which struck down the D.C. Gun Ban today:

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ET AL. v. HELLER
II. A. 1. Operative Clause.

c. Meaning of the Operative Clause. Putting all of these textual elements together, we find that they guarantee the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation. This meaning is strongly confirmed by the historical background of the Second Amendment.We look to this because it has always been widely understood that the Second Amendment, like the First and Fourth Amendments, codified a pre-existing right. The very text of the Second Amendment implicitly recognizes the pre-existence of the right and declares only that it “shall not be infringed.”

It’s not every day that we see something historically accurate coming out of Washington, especially from the Supreme Pizza Court, so we can all be grateful to Bush 1 and 2 for appointing some decent constructionist judges.

I gots guns, you gots guns, all god’s chil’en gots guns!

  8 comments for “Out-of-the-Park Home Run

  1. Dave
    June 26, 2008 at 10:15 am

    I guess somebody snuck a copy of the Constitution into the court…how did that happen??? Prior to that, I’m pretty sure they were working from the Declaration of Incontinence alone…

  2. June 26, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Praise the Lord and pass the ammo!

  3. June 26, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Glocks and Berettas and Walthers, oh my!!

  4. June 26, 2008 at 11:47 am

    When Charlton Heston died, one of the blogs I read had the heading “Ok, you can take my guns now.” I laughed until I cried. Heston may have been a crappy actor, but he was a great spokesman for the NRA. You all should thank your lucky stars that there are still people out here interested in preserving ALL of our rights, not just the one’s we are personally using.

  5. livieloo
    June 26, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    Woop woop. When are we going to do some target practice?

  6. HRT
    June 26, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    At this rate Washington D.C. may eventually be safe for people other than criminals and politicians!!!

    …ok, I admit that last bit was redundant.

  7. Keith
    June 27, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    2 thoughts here, most of you already know them.

    1) We seem to have forgotten that we are allowed the right to weapons for self defense, and that is not limited to home invasion self-defense. An armed society may not actually be a polite society, but it sure is one that has a hard time being overrun by dictators.

    2) Gun deaths per year=29.5k or so in the US. This is tragic. Automobile deaths per year in US=31k or so. Let’s ban cars. They are more deadly than guns.

  8. Incredipete
    June 27, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    And, of the 29.5k gun deaths per year, I would bet that most of those were committed with guns that were illegally owned by criminals – in violation of laws that are already on the books.

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