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Supreme Court Strikes Down Gun Ban

This has nothing to do with mortgages or the economy, but I thought it was important enough to bring up.

Today in a 5-4 split decision, the supreme court ruled that the 32 year old law in the District of Columbia banning the ownership of handguns is unconstitutional.  A law that was placed on the books 32 years ago was recently challenged by residents who were fed up with being victimized by crime in the city, and made it all the way to the highest court in the land.

A quote from the proceedings read, “Undoubtedly some think that the Second Amendment is outmoded in a society where our standing army is the pride of our nation, where well-trained police forces provide personal security and where gun violence is a serious problem,” Scalia wrote. “That is perhaps debatable, but what is not debatable is that it is not the role of this court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.”

I am by no means a gun fanatic or a card carrying member of the NRA.  But I am a proud citizen of this country, and I grow a little tired of the complaints of a few trampling on the rights of many on practically a daily basis.  Kudos to the Supreme Court for doing the right thing.

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  William Hackett wrote @

Thanks for writing this blog entry. I actually wrote one myself today on the same topic. – Bill


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