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Published:June 26th, 2008 13:26 EST
Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Second Amendment

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Second Amendment

By Robert Paul Reyes

These are the credentials that I`m a card-carrying liberal: I`m pro gay-rights, pro women`s right to choose, anti Iraq war, for the impeachment of Dick Cheney and George Bush, believer in global warming, pro affirmative action, against school prayer, for the separation of church and state, anti-school vouchers, persuaded that Barack Obama is the Messiah, love vegetarian food, against Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, pro American Civil Liberties Union, own Birkenstock sandals, in favor of comprehensive immigration reform, against building any more nuclear power stations, pro environment, owner of a faded Che Guevara poster, pro nude beaches, against regulation of the Internet, fan of Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, in favor or legalization of marijuana and prostitution, vehemently opposed to censorship, convinced that Karl Robe belongs behind bars, avid reader of Mother Jones magazine, consumer of Ben & Jerry`s ice cream, supporter of PETA...

But I`m also a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, and I rejoice at the news that the Supreme Court ruled that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting.

I`m not a hunter, but I own a revolver and a shotgun loaded with buckshot for the defense of my home. I would never shoot a deer or any other defenseless animal, but I wouldn`t hesitate for a split second to blow away to Kingdom Come anyone who breaks into my home.

"The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, the justices` first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history.

The court`s 5-4 ruling struck down the District of Columbia`s 32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment. The decision went further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most firearms laws intact."

Quotation from the Associated Press

We are only a Katrina or a major hike in the price of gas away from anarchy, under those circumstances you can`t rely on the police for help, you are left to your own devices. I am prepared to defend my home from intruders or rioters, thanks to the Second Amendment.

I am in favor of common sense gun laws, but the DC law was so restrictive it made a mockery of the Second Amendment:

"The law adopted by Washington`s city council in 1976 bars residents from owning handguns unless they had one before the law took effect. Shotguns and rifles may be kept in homes, if they are registered, kept unloaded and either disassembled or equipped with trigger locks."

Quotation from the Associated Press

If a criminal is kicking in your front door and you are unfortunate enough to live in DC, you`d better pray that you can assemble your shotgun before the creep is able to break it down.

I`m a peacenik hippy, but if anyone tries to take my shotgun or revolver away from me they better be wearing a bullet-proof vest. If I lived in DC I would have kept my shotgun not only assembled but loaded, only a wimp would let the government strip him of the right to bear arms.

I`m going to celebrate the Supreme Court`s ruling by eating some Ben & Jerry`s ice cream and by going to the range and shooting a few rounds.