Gun rights does make sense as something that Americans stand behind, IMO, although it has put guns on the street and perhaps has elevated the crime rate. However, the answer is not necessarily the curbing of our freedom but rather the offering of more programs to alleviate the need for people to turn to crime.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court held Monday that the Constitution’s Second Amendment restrains government’s ability to significantly limit “the right to keep and bear arms,” advancing a recent trend by the John Roberts-led bench to embrace gun rights.
By a narrow, 5-4 vote, the justices also signaled, however, that some limitations on the right could survive legal challenges.
Writing for the court in a case involving restrictive laws in Chicago and one of its suburbs, Justice Samuel Alito said that the Second Amendment right “applies equally to the federal government and the states.”
This is a solid victory for the gun rights supporters as we’ve been waiting for this sort of recognition for a while.