Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hellerva Morning!

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm.

Ben Winograd AT scotusBLOG:

The Court has released the opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller (07-290), on whether the District’s firearms regulations – which bar the possession of handguns and require shotguns and rifles to be kept disassembled or under trigger lock – violate the Second Amendment. The ruling below, which struck down the provisions in question, is affirmed.

Justice Scalia wrote the opinion. Justice Breyer dissented, joined by Justices Stevens, Souter and Ginsburg. We will provide a link to the decision as soon as it is available.

More later.

UPDATE: One thing is certain, based on this close ruling.

Liberty, as we know it, is hanging by a thread. Put Obama in the White House and that thread will be cut faster than you can say, "What Second Amendment?".