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    Supreme Court rules that all Americans have fundamental right to bear arms

    By Robert Barnes
    Washington Post Staff Writer

    Monday, June 28, 2010; 1:11 PM

    The Supreme Court ruled for the first time Monday that the Second Amendment provides all Americans a fundamental right to bear arms, a long-sought victory for gun rights advocates who have chafed at federal, state and local efforts to restrict gun ownership.

    The court was considering a restrictive handgun law in Chicago and one of its suburbs that was similar to the District law that it ruled against in 2008. The 5 to 4 decision does not strike any other gun control measures currently in place, but it provides a legal basis for challenges across the country where gun owners think that government has been too restrictive.

    "It is clear that the Framers . . . counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty," Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote for the conservatives on the court.

    The victory might be more symbolic than substantive, at least initially. Few cities have laws as restrictive as those in Chicago and Washington.

    Alito said government can restrict gun ownership in certain instances but did not elaborate on what those would be. That will be determined in future litigation.

    Alito said the court had made clear in its 2008 decision that it was not casting doubt on such long-standing measures as keeping felons and the mentally ill from possessing guns or keeping guns out of "sensitive places" such as schools and government buildings.

    "We repeat those assurances here," Alito wrote. "Despite municipal respondents' doomsday proclamations, [the decision] does not imperil every law regulating firearms."

    The decision came on the final day of the term and at a time of great change for the court. Justice John Paul Stevens sat at the mahogany bench for the last time, and will end more than 34 years on the court when his retirement becomes official Tuesday. Confirmation hearings for Solicitor General Elena Kagan, President Obama's choice to replace Stevens, were scheduled to begin Monday afternoon.
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    I was reading about this earlier today. Great win for true Americans. This will have the liberals fuming for some time.

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    Bravo for Sharron Angle's 2nd Amendement solutions

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    Yes, that was a great metaphor.


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    this is a great win for every home owner that has watched their neighborhoods deteriorate around them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GetAClue
    I was reading about this earlier today. Great win for true Americans. This will have the liberals fuming for some time.
    Clear case of activist judges.

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    we finally have a SCOTUS that bases it's rulings in the interest of the citizens
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayers57
    we finally have a SCOTUS that bases it's rulings in the interest of the citizens
    They ignored the first thirteen words of the second amendment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye2j
    They ignored the first thirteen words of the second amendment.
    Turn off Huffington Post and get off that programming.
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    Well they finally got one right................ Bout time!!!!!!!!!!

    I do not advocate guns or violence but as long as criminals are packing how can anyone expect ppl, especially in a place like Chicago, to sit on their ass & play victim?????
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