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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Myron Blaine letter: The court ruled

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  •  The court ruled
    The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled two different times that the Second Amendment does in fact allow private citizens to own a gun.  The last time was in June of 2010.  That decision extended the court’s 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller that “the Second Amendment protects a personal right to keep and bear arms for lawful purposes, most notably for self-defense within the home.” It was the first time the court had said there was an individual right to gun ownership rather than one related to military service.
    If one wants to argue the “split decision” on some of these rulings, fine, but nevertheless the rulings stand because of a majority.  It’s too bad Congress and the President are turning a deaf ear toward the American Majority and a blind eye toward the Constitution.  But even some of the “gun-rights” groups are advocating “universal gun registration.”  That is the first step leading to a total gun ban and confiscation.  However long it takes to complete national gun registration is how much time we will have left to live in a free country.  No, the Second Amendment is not about shooting rabbits.
    It is about citizens having the ability to protect themselves, their family, and to prevent a lawless government from forcing tyranny and a totalitarian regime upon them.   Without the Second Amendment, the entire Constitution becomes worthless.
     
     Myron Blaine
     Hannibal
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