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Friday, May 13, 2011

Second Amendment Foundation files lawsuit against Illinois self-defense ban

With the Supreme Court having already ruled in the Heller and McDonald cases that the right protected by the Second Amendment is a right of individuals, and one that must be honored by state and local governments, anti-gun lobby groups have been reduced to protesting that those cases only found Constitutional protection for the keeping of arms in the home. That's true, as far as it goes.

Unfortunately for those groups, and fortunately for America, the Second Amendment protects not only the right to keep arms, but to bear them, as well. The "gun control" groups' allies on the federal bench (and they have more than a few of them) will presumably be hard pressed to master the mental gymnastics required for an argument that the "keep" part of "keep and bear arms" is an individual right, but the "bear" part isn't. [More]
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