I wasn't planning on any more blogging today, but something in a Washington Post article demands notice. The article itself speculates on what effect, if any, the Heller ruling will have on Chicago's draconian gun laws.
The article breaks little new ground, and my intention here isn't to analyze the whole thing. What caught my eye was a quote of an 18-year-old Chicagoan who clearly disapproves of the Supreme Court's decision, and who may have stumbled on the perfect new motto for the gun ban lobby (emphasis mine):
"All these people I am close to have been killed by something that should have been stopped a long time ago," Littlejohn, 18, said as she prepared for a cultural exchange in Rwanda. "Just because it's constitutional doesn't mean it should be allowed. The Constitution was based in the 1700s. This is 2008."Get that? Constitutional protection of rights should be meaningless.
How 'bout that Chicago school system?
By the way, I just noticed that Ms. Littlejohn is headed for Rwanda for a cultural exchange program. Perhaps while there, she'll learn a bit about the history of citizen disarmament.