Originally Posted by SCmasterblaster
No matter how some folks may try to spin this, Heller is a HUGE win for the gun owners. This country went through over 200 years without having such a huge victory in support of the Second Amendment, and now we have dozens of eggheads trying to down-play it. Like it or not, this country now has confirmed Constitutional authority for most of its adult citizens to be armed with firearms. As long as I do not commit certain crimes, I shall be allowed to possess my G17 or most other firearms. This is LONG overdue!
You're correct, but only up to a point.
The real danger to individual Second Amendment rights is still as virulent as ever, given the Left's control of the so-called mainstream media.
Pres. Barack Obama --- should he be re-elected --- will almost certainly have the opportunity to appoint an ideological clone of Stephen Breyer to the US Supreme Court. Breyer, if anyone's read his words concerning the Second Amendment, has absolutely no regard for the words of the Founding Fathers nor for legal precedent. Breyer is a thoroughly indoctrinated Leftist who believes the US Constitution means whatever he
says it does.
A Breyer clone for nomination is almost a certain guarantee, after watching the president nominate Sotomayor and Kagan to the Court. A Leftist majority on the Court will prompt the Brady Campaign and Washington DC to reintroduce their anti-rights jihad, leading to a 5 - 4 decision striking down Heller
This is the immediate danger America faces; it's up to everyone to go to the polls on election day 2012 to ensure that whoever is president in 2013 is someone who respects the wisdom of the Founding Fathers as well as the US Constitution.
"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt."
(John Philpot Curran, 1790)