We won today, even if it was a squeaker – we still won.  The Supreme Court releasing this opinion, the quote of my lifetime:

The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a
firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for
traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.

The entire nature of the debate about the right to keep and bear arms has been changed by this opinion, which you can read in its entirety at this link.

I’m going to go read the opinion, and I’ll have more commentary at that time.

To Mr. Gura and Mr. Levy, my hat is off to you gentlemen.  The contribution your work on this case made to furthering our right to keep and bear arms is almost incalculable.  Thank you for dedicating so much blood, sweat, and tears to this case.

Congratulations to Mr. Heller as well, for standing up for your rights and demonstrating that the system does in fact work.


  1. It also appears to deal a deathblow to “May-Issue” licensing, which is unavoidably “arbitrary and capricious” – yay!

    But it seems to say the 2nd shouldn’t be Incorporated – boo!

    This is a big chunk of our Rights acknowledged, restored and protected. We’ve still got a lot of smaller chunks to put back into place now…

  2. But it seems to say the 2nd shouldn’t be Incorporated – boo!

    If this opinion was written by Scalia, that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.

  3. I’m pretty darn pleased. Lots of good quotes from the opinion, I post a few here

    Sad that 4 of the justices care more about liberal politics than rights of the citizens, but tyranny of the government is a reason for the 2nd remember?

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