The Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatsoever purpose.
Now Don't Start! I did not come up with that idea. That is a direct quote
from the Supreme Court Decision today 6/26/2004. I suggest that you take the time to read it directly on our Supreme Court Website.
If a decision Had To Be
made. It appears that it was a good one for Mr. Heller in Washington D.C. My personal opinion is that debating whether the 2nd amendment, stating that a citizen has the right to keep and bear arms really means that a citizen has the right to keep and bear arms is equilavent to debating if the sky is blue.
What I fear is that this opens up the discussion to: What qualifies a legal "arms". Also the Supreme Court stated loosely quoted
, criminals and the mentaly unstable have no right to arms and arms cannot be carried into sensitive areas.
Now. Who will decide whether you are mentaly stable. What constitutes which degree of criminal. What about an unpaid parking outstanding warrant? That makes you a criminal in the eyes of the court. Finally, tell me who decides if any or all areas are determined to be sensitive. I fear that this decision transfers the authority from the US Constitution to verbal interpretation of the details by the courts.
I pray this decision supports our rights to responsible freedom. But do not let down your guard. Government is incrementally encroaching upon our personal freedoms. The struggle to maintain personal freedom will continue. Make an effort to FULLY inform yourself of your representatives (Local State and Federal) actions. Vote with an informed decision this next go around.