2nd Amendment. Victory. Supreme Court overturns Chicago gun ban, recognizes (again) individual right to bear and keep arms.
*Gun Prohibition, R.I.P, by David Rittgers.
“A generation from now, legal and policy discussions will look back and see gun control for the sham that it has always been. The real shame is that it took decades of political action, millions of dollars in litigation, and thousands of lives lost to end the preposterous idea that governments can reduce the number of victims of violent crime by first taking away their means of resistance.”
*Gun Control Laws, by Thomas Sowell.
*The New Normal: The 2nd Amendment After Heller and McDonald, by Glenn Reynolds.
“Nonetheless, the Supreme Court’s Second Amendment decisions have made a major difference. In particular, they have offset the gun-control community’s longstanding effort to “denormalize” firearms ownership — to portray it as something threatening, deviant, and vaguely perverse, and hence demanding strict regulation, if not outright prohibition. That effort went on for decades, and received much media support. Two decades ago, it seemed to be working.
But with the Supreme Court saying that it’s clear the Framers regarded individual gun ownership as “necessary to our system of ordered liberty,” that effort must be seen as a failure now. Gun ownership by law-abiding citizens is the new normal, and the Second Amendment is now normal constitutional law. It will stay so, as long as enough Americans care to keep it that way.”
Read the whole thing.
*The NYT is unimpressed.
*Paul Krugman’s Depression, by IBD.
“Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says the U.S. is in the “early stages of a third Great Depression.” If he’s right, it’s only because American policymakers have been following his advice.”
*Our next Supreme Court justice thinks it’s alright for the government to ban books. No, seriously:
*The Dodd-Frank Overreach, by John McCormack.
*New poll confirms: American’s are dumbasses
*Andrew Breitbart: “$100,000 for the head of Inigo Montoya the full JournoList archives.
*I’ve Never Seen Israel Like This, by William Galston.