Monday, June 28, 2010

2nd Amendment Upheld, “Right to Keep and Bear Arms Applies Nationwide"

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the right to bear arms by citizens to state and municipal districts, once and far all guarantee the rights of gun owners.

In doing so, the justices, by a narrow 5-4 margin, signaled that less severe restrictions could survive legal challenges.

Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the court, said the Second Amendment right “applies equally to the federal government and the states.”

The court was split along familiar ideological lines, with five conservative-moderate justices in favor of gun rights and the four liberals, opposed.
This should be the last nail in the coffin of Chicago's ultra restictive gun law.

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