June 26, 2008

We win! UPDATED!

Supreme Court Says Americans have right to guns.

I received a text message in a meeting with this news. I jumped out of my seat and cheered. Then I got to explain to the anti-gun liberals at work why they were wrong!

Drinks on me tonight for anyone that can make it to my house!

Shadoglare sent me a link to the NY Times article (Justices Rule for Individual Gun Rights and Gun Control Supporters Show Outrage)on the story. They of course put a very anti-gun spin on the whole thing, especially the second article.

If there was any doubt that other bans would be in peril, the National Rifle Association quickly put those questions to rest when it announced shortly after the ruling that it would file a flurry of lawsuits challenging restrictions in San Francisco, Chicago and several Chicago suburbs. The law in Washington, which spelled out rules for the storage of weapons and made it extremely difficult for most people in the district to legally possess a handgun, was among the strictest in the nation.


In Chicago, Mayor Richard M. Daley, a staunch supporter of gun control, called the decision “frightening” and said he was bracing for a fight with the gun lobby, which has long criticized the city’s ban on the sale and registration of handguns for everyone but police officers and a handful of others. Enacted in 1982, the law was created in response to the murders of two police officers and the assassination attempt on former president Ronald Reagan.

“Does this lead to everyone having a gun in our society?” he said at a news conference. “If they think that’s the answer, then they’re greatly mistaken. Then, why don’t we do away with the court system and go back to the Old West? You have a gun and I have a gun and we’ll settle in the streets.

“They’re changing the rules,” Mr. Daley said of the Supreme Court. “Why should we as a city not be able to protect ourselves from those who want guns in our society?”

Senator Dianne Feinstein, a former mayor of San Francisco, which also restricts the owning of guns, reacted strongly to the ruling, saying she was “viscerally affected” by it and worried for the nation’s safety.

“I speak as somebody who has watched this nation with its huge homicide rate, when countries that have sane restrictions on weapons do not have that homicide rate,” she said. “And I happen to believe that this is now going to open the door to litigation against every gun safety law that states have passed — assault weapons bans, trigger locks, and all the rest of it.”

Emphasis Mine.

Of course they went straight to Daley. That man would try to take away any rights a person has if it was a threat to his power in Illinois. And, no we don't want to get rid of law and order. We, the law abiding citizens of the US, want the rights that are afforded to us in the Constitution. Just because I own a handgun, rifle or shotgun that does NOT mean I am going to commit a crime. In fact if you look at the statistics, most firearm violence is perpetrated by people that own them ILLEGALLY!

We don't want the wild west, we want law and order. We just want to have our own firearms and to be able to protect ourselves, go hunting, sport shooting or just collect them. But these individuals don't see it that way. They believe anyone that wants a firearm is going to commit a crime or become a vigilante.

I'm not touching the part about McCain and Obama, since they both equally annoy me and I'm not voting for either one.

UPDATE AGAIN: I thought New York was Bad, The Chicago Sun Times article, Court gun ruling has Chicago thinking it's next is even worse. The second half reads like an editorial.

Posted by Contagion in Politics at June 26, 2008 10:08 AM | TrackBack

Rain check, but yeah, I hear ya.

I only wish it hadn't been 5-4.

Posted by: Harvey at June 26, 2008 05:00 PM

It doesn't matter, they ruled, and we won. It would have been more satisfactory if it had bee 9-0, but I'll take what I can get!

Posted by: Contagion at June 26, 2008 05:30 PM

“Then, why don’t we do away with the court system and go back to the Old West? You have a gun and I have a gun and we’ll settle in the streets."

Hey, King Richard.... that's what's going on in your city RIGHT. NOW! Not with your LAW ABIDING citizens (who can't own guns - yet), but with your THUGS! Who get their guns I.L.L.E.G.A.L.L.Y!

Why can't the dumb sonsabeyochs get it....

The 5-4 thing bugs me, too. Yeah, I'll take the win, but the fact that it was so close makes me uneasy. I mean, what's on the block next?

Posted by: Wes at June 26, 2008 10:43 PM

Daley should be worried, 15 minutes after the ruling the NRA filed lawsuit against Chicago and I think LA about their gun laws.

One of the most liberal, democrate strangle hold states is Michigan yet we have gun laws that republicans and the NRA love.

Just look at Michigan for what gun owning citizens can do for crime statistics.

They even just signed into law by our democrat governor a law that gives more protection to people who use a gun to protect themselves. It's almost impossible for a criminal to sue a person for shooting them in self-defense and it's almost impossible to try and charge a person with shooting in self-defense with a crime.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at June 27, 2008 06:37 AM

This is a very small win. Watch the Daley regime comply. There will be a forty-two page application for a handgun license. There will be a large fee that must be paid in person. There will be one guy taking those fees between one PM and three PM, the third Tuesday of every month. Each page of the application must be singed in front of the clerk.

Posted by: Peter at June 27, 2008 01:50 PM

I thought of you when I saw the Chicago mayor idiot on the news this morning. My husband about blew a gasket. What an A-Hole! I am very glad we don't live there.....

Posted by: Carmen at June 27, 2008 02:09 PM