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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Won for the Gun

The patently illogical, incredibly ridiculous and generally false ideology behind gun control was, while not smote (as it should be,) dealt a blow via the Supreme Court ruling on Heller vs Lazy and Unimaginative Politicians who Lay Blame for Urban Decay on a Symbol so that They won't have to Delve into the more Complex Social Issues at Hand (Washington.)

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling today upholding an individual right to bear arms is a clear victory for gun advocates. But the court's divided decision is unlikely to end debate over myriad other gun control proposals across the country.

In a 5-to-4 decision, the majority opinion, written by Justice Antonin Scalia, held for the first time that the Constitution provides an individual right to bear arms, such as for self-defense, rather than a right that applies only to a state militia.

The spirit of the Constitution was to maintain and enforce the right of the people as helmsmen of our republic not limit their means. Quite the contrary, the document was a thesis on the limitations of governance. Many, both right and left, would seem to have forgotten this. The gun control ideal is a lopsided debacle that allows empty headed legislators to hate-worship an idol (the evil gun) in lieu of getting their hands dirty in addressing the underlying, vastly complex causes of violence and crime.


Anonymous said...

Excellent point again subadei. The laws in D.C. were absurd, how are you supposed to protect yourself if your gun is disabled?

Great constitutional insight. I've always wondered why no one talks about the 10th amendment with such intensity as the 2nd?

The Red Son said...

I was really happy at this news, too. How did the SKS purchase go?

Jay@Soob said...

Thanks much, glenn.

RS, quite well. I paid a pittance for the thing and it is purely Russian (Yugoslavian), all go and no show. Homely and heavy but mechanically well kept. The ammo is cheap as hell (600 rnds online for $150.) The aftermarket scope is horribly off sight but the rifle hits it's mark when aiming through the sites in an impressive fashion. One hella report and a solid but manageable recoil (I couldn't imagine firing this thing in full auto and hitting anything after the first round left the barrel.)

For what I wanted (a rifle that fired on the cheap but did it well) it's been great.

Ymarsakar said...

The laws in D.C. were absurd, how are you supposed to protect yourself if your gun is disabled?

Only the elite aristocrats, Congressmen and what not, deserve such protection. Everybody else can suck rock.

Ymarsakar said...

Btw, by focusing so much on guns as being the source of all self-defense power, they prevent most Americans from realizing that they can kill simply with their bodies using the right philosophy and training.

If you place all power and faith in the weapon, and then you control the weapon, then even if you are outnumbered by the masses, the masses Will Not resist you, if they cannot find a weapon.

This makes it extremely easy to use tanks and snipers to intimidate the public, since they cannot easily reciprocate and because they think power comes from the barrel of a gun, they're going to think that they are underpowered.

Thus we have a self-defeating and self-fulfilling prophecy.

Remember the incident where a man beat his 2 year old to death on a rural road and 5 people stood by and watched. A firefighter n his 50s tried to argue with him to stop, but when he didn't, they just stood around trying to find a "weapon" to take him out.

They had one man in his 50s, one man in his 20s, the wife of that man, and a male friend of the same age as the man in his 20s.

Yet they thought they needed a "weapon' to do violence. Now That's how to train sheep.

The Red Son said...

Subadei- Check out John's Gun Shop in Morrisville for the best deals on cheap 7.62 x 39.

Ymarsakar- Great comment.

Jay@Soob said...

Ymarsakar, the 3GW vs 4GW essence of your comparison intriguing. Your comment is both interesting and disconcerting. The idea some idiot rummaged about while another beat a woman to death... But that's harsh and assumes the guy had the frame of mind to react to such a situation as opposed to panic (which is what he did... Which is what many would do when confronted with a reality that their mind had yet to even consider, much less adapt to.)

RS, thanks, I'll keep it in mind.