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Supreme Court says Americans have right to guns.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080626/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_guns

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Excellent stuff. It's about time the supreme court recognizes the constitution. It still beggs the question though....why does this subject keep coming up? Why can't our society just learn to leave the constitution alone and accept that we have been granted certain rights, whether some like it or not, agree or not!!! Why are certain politicians so concerned with erradicating our rights as granted by the constitution!! I think every judge and every politician, federal, state, and local, should be required to pass a civics competency test before they can even run for public office or even be elected or appointed as judge. That way they would not be wasting time debating what our constitution grants us.

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A big round of thanks go out to:

Robert Levy and Clark M. Neily at the Cato Institute.

The original plaintiffs:

Shelly Parker, Tom Palmer, Gillian St. Lawrence, Tracey Ambeau, George Lyon and Dick Heller

And the Supreme Court for finally handing down a more definitive statement on the second amendment.

I'm very interested to see how this ruling shakes out in other municipalities, counties, and states that go beyond federal regulations in regards to gun law.

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Scalia noted that the handgun is Americans' preferred weapon of self-defense in part because "it can be pointed at a burglar with one hand while the other hand dials the police."

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Thats a nice change of pace.

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It's just too bad the Supreme Court also ruled AGAINST the death penalty for child rapists.....because the convicts didn't take a life.....and they believe most American's are opposed to the death penalty for criminals that rape children.

Maybe the American people should be allowed to vote on this one?

I (for one) believe they should be put to death and am apalled by the decision of it being considered cruel and unusual punishment for these criminals.

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It's just too bad the Supreme Court also ruled AGAINST the death penalty for child rapists.....because the convicts didn't take a life.....and they believe most American's are opposed to the death penalty for criminals that rape children.

Maybe the American people should be allowed to vote on this one?

I (for one) believe they should be put to death and am apalled by the decision of it being considered cruel and unusual punishment for these criminals.

I agree. To get off subject a little bit, just because a victim wasn't killed doesn't mean a life wasn't taken. There are some crimes that warrant extream punishment. Crimes like rape and even identity theft warrant such extream punishment. Some victims have even been wrongly jailed as a result of their identity being stolen. The aftermath and devistation that follows such crimes like rape and identity theft is in the long run life taking.

It sickens me to know that there are way too many people out there (mostly liberals) who really believe in siding with the criminal or trying to understand and feel for the criminal.

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