The Second Amendment of our Constitution guarantees us a fundamental right to bear arms. It reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. It can’t be any more plain than this!
Monday a week ago, June 28, 2010, our Supreme Court, in a close 5-4 vote, ruled that this right cannot be violated by state and local governments. It was a great victory for gun owners and gun rights advocates. But stop and look at this vote, four judges on our Court voted against this case along with the 2008 Heller v. District of Columbia case. In the Heller case, the Court first recognized an individual gun right under the Second Amendment. This decision blocked a very restrictive federal ban on handguns in the District of Columbia.
Back to the Judges, are these four judges are voting against our Bill of Rights and our Constitution? Obviously these four Judges are anti-gun. How about the current nominee to the Court Elena Kagan? She’s anti-gun too, replacing “anti-gunner”, Justice John Paul Stevens, but, luckily, this nomination will not upset the fragile pro-gun balance.
Call, or e-mail, your Senators and tell them not to vote to confirm this woman. This is our last chance to stop her. Just think, if these nomination hearings were to be held in January, 2011 there is no way she would be confirmed.