Friday, June 13, 2008

Brady Bunch Gun-Grabbers Bracing for Court Loss's Bush fault.
And when you think there are plenty of gun owners who hate his guts...
Honestly, I don't think they have enough brains to help them rationalize (or the honesty to admit) that the newly Bush appointed SCOTUS judges tipped the balance in our favor and preserved for future generations what I like tho think it is the most important Civil Right: the Right Of The People To Defend all other Civil Rights by the force of arms if necessary.

Just imagine what would have happened to this crucial ruling on the Second Amendment if President Kerry would have appointed new SCOTUS Judges like the ex-ACLU lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

'We've Lost the Battle on What the 2nd Amendment Means,' Brady Campaign Head Says

The nation's leading gun control group filed a "friend of the court" brief back in January defending the gun ban in Washington, D.C. But with the Supreme Court poised to hand down a potentially landmark decision in the case, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence fully expects to lose.

"We've lost the battle on what the Second Amendment means," campaign president Paul Helmke told ABC News. "Seventy-five percent of the public thinks it's an individual right. Why are we arguing a theory anymore? We are concerned about what we can do practically."

While the Brady Campaign is waving the white flag in the long-running debate on whether the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to bear arms or merely a state's right to assemble a militia, it is hoping that losing the "legal battle" will eventually lead to gun control advocates winning the "political war."

"We're expecting D.C. to lose the case," Helmke said. "But this could be good from the standpoint of the political-legislative side."

The D.C. ban prohibits residents from keeping handguns inside their homes and requires that lawfully registered guns, such as shotguns, be locked and unloaded when kept at home.

If the Supreme Court strikes down the D.C. gun ban, the Brady Campaign is hoping that it will reorient gun control groups around more limited measures that will be harder to cast as infringements of the Second Amendment.

"The NRA [National Rifle Association] won't have this fear factor," Helmke said.

Brady Campaign Attorney Dennis Henigan said there are multiple gun control measures that would not run afoul of a Supreme Court decision striking down the D.C. gun ban.

"Universal background checks don't affect the right of self-defense in the home. Banning a super dangerous class of weapons, like assault weapons, also would not adversely affect the right of self-defense in the home," said Henigan. "Curbing large volume sales doesn't affect self-defense in the home."

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