Gun rights

Gun rights

There were two cases, one in 2008, the other in 2010, that had to do with the right to own and bear firearms. These can easily be looked up on the computer. The first was Washington, D.C., versus Heller. In that case D.C. had made a law prohibiting any individual from having a firearm that wasn’t either broken down or trigger locked. Even if someone was breaking in and the resident put the gun together to protect himself, at that time he was breaking the law. Heller was a law officer and wanted a legal off duty firearm for protection. He was denied because they said he didn’t need one. The court sided with Heller and overturned the law. The second was McDonald versus Chicago. In this case, the law had banned all handguns, and McDonald sued for the right to have one. In this case the court sided with McDonald. You may ask "So?" Sounds logical to be able to have these in your house for protection. The deal is that both cases were decided on a five-to-four decision. One more liberal judge, and those gun rights were gone in those cities and the door open to make similar laws anywhere that the city councils, county officials, or state legislatures decided that was what they thought was right. A good example of how extreme things have gotten lately is a case in the St. Louis area where the McCloskey couple stood on their front porch when protestors broke […]

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