Though this decision was widely expected, it does not go nearly as far as I had hoped. All gun laws need to be struck down as unconstitutional and all gun opponents need to be shown the door. Guns have not and can not kill, only people can kill people. This narrow decision shows ever more how important it is that the right people be a part of the court. Elena Kagan is not right for America!Amplify’d from www.washingtonpost.com
Justices extend gun owner rights nationwide
By MARK SHERMAN
The Associated Press
Monday, June 28, 2010; 10:46 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court held Monday that the Constitution's Second Amendment restrains government's ability to significantly limit "the right to keep and bear arms," advancing a recent trend by the John Roberts-led bench to embrace gun rights.
By a narrow, 5-4 vote, the justices also signaled, however, that some limitations on the right could survive legal challenges.
Writing for the court in a case involving restrictive laws in Chicago and one of its suburbs, Justice Samuel Alito said that the Second Amendment right "applies equally to the federal government and the states."
The court was split along familiar ideological lines, with five conservative-moderate justices in favor of gun rights and four liberals opposed. Chief Justice Roberts voted with the majority.
The Supreme Court already has said that most of the guarantees in the Bill of Rights serve as a check on state and local, as well as federal, laws.Read more at www.washingtonpost.com
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