June 26, 2008

Reuters: Right to bear arms is a "new right"

Gotta love the morons at Reuters. Check out James Vicini's article on today's historic gun rights ruling by the SCOTUS:

Individual Americans have a right to own guns, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday for the first time in the country's history, striking down a strict gun control law in the U.S. capital.

The landmark 5-4 ruling marked the first time in nearly 70 years the high court has addressed the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It rejected the argument the right to keep and bear arms was tied to service in a state militia.

Justice Antonin Scalia said for the majority the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with militia service and to use it for traditional lawful purposes, such as self-defense in the home.

However, he said the new right was not unlimited.

In addition, Vicini had to make it known to his readers that Justice Antonin Scalia may have had ... "other" motives for his decision:

Although an individual now has a constitutional right to own guns, that new right is not unlimited, wrote Scalia, a hunter.

Can't ban guns if you're a hunter, right? Yeesh.

Vicini ought to read just a little literature on the Bill of Rights and the history of the right to bear arms, don't'cha think?

Posted by Hube at June 26, 2008 05:11 PM | TrackBack

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Since we can license a right that "shall not be infringed" under the Second Amendment, seems to me that we ought to license the free press rights under the First Amendment as well.

How about if we start with IQ tests for MSM reporters like this putz from Reuters?

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at June 26, 2008 06:04 PM

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