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Gun rights next for Supreme Court6/16/2008
WASHINGTON - One momentous case down, another equally historic decision to go.
The Supreme Court returns to the bench Monday with 17 cases still unresolved, including its first-ever comprehensive look at the Second Amendment's right to bear arms.
The guns case - including Washington, D.C.'s ban on handguns - is widely expected to be a victory for supporters of gun rights. Top officials of a national gun control organization said this week that they expect the handgun ban to be struck down, but they are hopeful other gun regulations will survive.
---------------------------------------The dispute over gun rights poses several important questions. Although the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791, the court has never definitively said what it means to have a right to keep and bear arms. The justices also could indicate whether, even with a strong statement in support of gun rights, Washington's handgun ban and other gun control laws can be upheld.
Officials at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said recently that they expect Washington's 32-year-old handgun ban to fall but believe that background checks, limits on large-volume gun sales and prohibitions on certain categories of weapons can survive.
Keep your fingers crossed and pray for the Man In Black (I'm quoting Mark Levin) to have the wisdom to simply respect and interpret the Second Amendment as it was originally intended and written by Founding Fathers.
There is so much at stake here...without the Second Amendment ruled as an individual right of the American people, the rest of the individual Civil Liberties we all enjoy in this country could wither and perish some day in the not so far future. Because without the guns that help Americans protect themselves against crime and against a government turning against its own citizens, the freedom of speech or the freedom to peacefully assemble don't really worth anything.
You see, dictators are not particularly scared by disarmed people asking for freedom from tyrany, liberty and human rights. They just summarly execute them.