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Democrats quietly cheer high court gun ruling

For them, the court’s groundbreaking decision couldn’t have been more beneficial to the cause in November. Now, Democratic candidates across the map figure they have one less issue to worry about on the campaign trail. And they won’t have to defend Republican attacks over gun rights and an angry, energized base of gun owners.

“It removes guns as a political issue because everyone now agrees that the Second Amendment is an individual right, and everybody agrees that it’s subject to regulation,” said Lanae Erickson, deputy director of the culture program at centrist think tank Third Way.

I guess I can see how this could possibly help some of them with November’s elections, but it certainly doesn’t help many in the overall scheme of things. And, particularly given Chicago Mayor Daley’s plans in the wake of McDonald, I don’t really believe that the gun issue is going to go away any time soon.

Claiming that most Democrats are pleased about this is sort of like claiming the Nazis were better off after D-Day because then they didn’t have to worry about defending the coast of Normandy.

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  1. Bob Becker was on FOX a couple nights ago, bleating on about how guns just endanger people. Completely ignoring the fact that every state that has passed right to carry legislation has enjoyed a drop in overall crime rates, and none of the blood in the street “pre right to carry” propaganda has ever came true anywhere. The gun haters will always ignore facts, statistical records, and logic. They are true believers.

    Glad to see the ruling in this case though. The 2nd Amendment is not outta the woods yet; what with the current socialist admin’s continuing push that it’s a living document subject to social justice, blah, blah, blah.

  2. Both recent SC gun decisions were 5-4. I don’t think anything is settled. In fact I imagine the left feels they are close to getting their way on this issue. Given that Obama will probably be around until 2016, all it would take is to replace one of the conservative justices. I would hope gun rights voters realize this and vote accordingly.

    If the shoe were on the other foot and the SC handed down a 5-4 decision in favor of abortion rights, the left would definitely use this to scare their supporters into not letting a republican president tip the balance.

    1. There are 2 types of liberals. The Bill Clinton types who just want to get elected. They are happy about the ruling because opposing gun-rights is a loser of an issue these days. If the ruling had gone the other way, there would have been a backlash.

      Only the true-believers on the left are mad.

  3. Haha! The issue is settled, nothing to see here. A loss is really a victory, and we have always been at war with Eastasia.

    We all agree it’s an individual right, and subject to regulation. Regulations like getting down to your local registration office between the hours of 8:00am and 8:05am, suppling your driver’s license, birth certificate, thumb print, DNA sample, etc. Pay a modest two or three hundred dollar fee and then wait for six to eight months for the bureaucracy to decide yeah or nay. Be possibly turned down due to clerical error, or incorrect records. Appeal. Go through the process again, maybe be cleared this time. Obtain one license to buy one handgun, within one working week. Permit expires after that five days. Handgun may not be loaded except when on a properly licensed gun range. Handgun can only be transported from the place of primary residence to the gun range and back. Handgun must be in a state approved locking container during transport. Handguns that are legal for sale must pass a government-approved battery of “safety” tests that are to be payed for by the manufacturer in question. Any change to the design, including a difference in color, requires that the weapon must be resubmitted for testing. And oh yeah. The handgun must stamp your name and home address, along with your mother’s maiden name on each spent cartridge in two places.

    The enemies of gun ownership do not play by the rules. They will whine and cry when Californians build “off list” ARs with “bullet button” mag releases to get around the AWB, because it goes against the spirit and intent of the law. But when the SCOTUS declares gun ownership a right, they will still do everything they can to foil the intent of that ruling.

    Call me a pessimist, but this is far from over. The Dems have blown their political wad on stimulus and health care take-over, so they are not going to attack gun ownership right now. But when they feel the time is right again, you can bet they will be back at it with a vengeance.

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