The Chicago gun control case

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning the gun control law of the District of Columbia two years ago only barred the Congress, which governs the federal district, from outlawing private gun ownership, and did not have general applicability. The current case before the Court concerning the constitutionality of Chicago’s sweeping gun control law would affect all states and municipalities. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the Court is clearly prepared to find for the first time in American history that gun ownership is a fundamental individual right, applicable throughout the United States.

Imagine how such a decision will make the Europeans feel about us. They’re rapidly sinking into oblivion, while tsk-tsking at a country that still has life in it.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 03, 2010 11:48 AM | Send

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