Today the right of the people to keep and bear arms has been reaffirmed as an individual right as it has always been. The Supreme Court has redeemed itself after a run of poorly thought out decisions of granting rights to non citizen individuals that have no rights guaranteed by our Constitution. The Supreme Court has overturned the Washington D.C. complete ban on firearm ownership. The framers wrote the second amendment to the Constitution as an individual and specific right; A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of free state , the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Freedom loving Americans already knew this but we thank you Justice Scalia for reaffirming the freedoms that are guaranteed by the Constitution by using correct Constitutional principles.
The reason why this became such an issue over the years is because elitists among us are always afraid of people having individual rights to protect themselves thereby bypassing an all powerful and all seeing government run by bureaucrats and those wishing to squash freedom in the name of safety and control.
I'm sure we will hear from the hand wringing elitist liberals about all the murders that happen everyday by people misusing their gun owning rights by breaking already well established laws. It is already a crime to murder someone whether you use a gun, a knife or a bomb. It is already a crime for a convicted felon to own a firearm. One of the biggest problems today is judges not enforcing the laws we already have that cover minimum sentences for people that use guns in the commission of a crime.
Our Governor of the State of Pennsylvania Edward G. Rendell as Mayor of Philadelphia refused to provide the District Attorney's office with the funding to prosecute criminals with State mandated minimum sentences for crimes committed with a firearms. The National Rifle Association went to the Federal government to get funding for a federal gun crime court while Rendell was Mayor but Rendell fought it tooth and nail but lost out to common sense. Rendell released violent and dangerous criminals back onto the streets as an answer to prison overcrowding instead of investing in prisons and more police. Rendell's solution was to sue gun manufactures until Congress passed legislation preventing such silliness. Rendell as Governor still refuses to provide funding to hire more State police and adamantly opposes hiring more Police for the City of Philadelphia.
Rendell still has the silly notion that limiting access to firearms for the citizens of the state is a better idea than using common sense solutions of putting pressure on judges to do their job of putting criminals in jail, breaking up the welfare state, and providing an atmosphere for job growth by lowering taxes and loosing up on ridiculous regulation and bureaucratic red tape. This is the same type of thinking or lack thereof we will get if Barack Obama is elected President except on a national scale.
Once again the liberal elitists such as Barack Obama and the democrat party will try to divert attention away from the real solutions to violent crime by coddling violent criminals that prey upon tax paying citizens. They will blame the availability of firearms instead tackling the real issues of moral decay, welfare state mentality, single parent children and the respect for life. None of which has anything to do with my rights or your rights to own a firearm to protect ourselves from these criminals that the liberals have created. All this is already clear to the right thinking individuals of this great nation like Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy and Samuel Alito. They still see the same America the framers and the rest of us have always known was there.