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United States Supreme Court decision

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed that the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights refers to an INDIVIDUAL right to keep and bear arms, in striking down the sweeping ban on handguns that existed in Washington, D.C.

Although the subject is a little bit off-topic (but not really, given San Francisco‘s recent gun ban [yes, Americans will sometimes VOTE their rights away] that was similarly overruled by the courts and California‘s [at least coastal California’s] general stance on the topic) the importance of the Supreme Court decision made me decide to include it here.

At a time when, in addition, First Amendment (Freedom of Speech…) and Fourth Amendment (Freedom from Unreasonable Search and Seizure) Rights are also under assault, the Supreme Court decision provides a measure of balance. Although the Judicial Branch of the U.S. government is made up of fallible human beings, it is the branch that I generally trust the most (hey, at least they generally obey the LAW! :-) ) .

Once again, the amazing foresight and wisdom of the founders of the United States of America in creating a system of checks and balances have been spotlighted, and found to be sound.

-Bill at Cheshire Cat Photo™

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