The Supreme Court Decision on Handguns

Yesterday the Justices of the Supreme Court decided that I can legally carry a handgun in the District. Now I can feel safe while wondering the streets with my Luger. Now granted I am a bit jumpy and timid, so I wouldn't go surprising me anytime soon. Just a fair warning. As stated on

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Look, I love the Constitution, but it seems kind of tragic to allow people to shoot each other in the face over a question of grammar:

“The amendment’s prefatory clause announces a purpose, but does not limit or expand the scope of the second clause,” wrote Justice Scalia. “The operative clause’s text and history demonstrate that it connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms.”

I really do hate me some Scalia.

So, the Founders of this great nation were correct in the knowledge that we have the right as individuals to form Regulated militias, but then poorly structured the sentence carrying that information. That leads us to be able to possess guns with the proper paperwork whenever we feel the need to do so. Sometimes, I wish I lived in a time where people still had the right to think for themselves and were less confined by the exactness of grammar conditions.

Here, we are continuing to miss the point of our Founding Fathers on many issues. We have stopped thinking for ourselves and we justify the lack of thought with literal interpretations that we carry as shields. Thank goodness we have a three branched system to bog us down from really making a mess of things.

Is the District safer with legal handguns? I don't need to wait for statistics to tell me that more handguns mean more chance to use handguns which leads to more chances of death. All signs point to no, not so safe.

The choice now is put in the hands of the citizens to choose between buying a handgun and not buying one. Best of luck and don't be sneaking up on me.



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