The Breyer-Sotomayor-Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissent urged that Heller be overruled and declared, “In sum, the Framers did not write the Second Amendment in order to protect a private right of armed self defense.”
Contrast that with her Senate testimony: “I understand the individual right fully that the Supreme Court recognized in Heller.” And, “I understand how important the right to bear arms is to many, many Americans.”
Yet her McDonald opinion shows her “understanding” that those many, many Americans are completely wrong to think they have a meaningful individual right.
To the Senate Judiciary Committee, Justice Sotomayor repeatedly averred that Heller is “settled law.” The Associated Press reported that Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat, “said Sotomayor told him during a private meeting that she considers the 2008 ruling that struck down a Washington, D.C., handgun ban as settled law that would guide her decisions in future cases.”
So by “settled,” she apparently meant “not settled; should be overturned immediately.”
It is my understanding that the Founders did not wish for a standing national army that could be used against “We The People”, and that is why the 2nd Amendment covers militias. I believe the problem comes in the fact that there should have been two amendments; one to cover individual ownership, and one to cover the militia aspect. I do not believe the Founders could have expected the stupidity that we have seen with the ‘interpretation’ of the very narrowly written 2nd Amendment.
What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ requires deciphering?
Glenn’s show today is all about how progressives are using our educational system to “evolve” our children toward the progressive agenda. Wait until you hear who is behind the National Day of Action To Defend Education. The groups involved are protesting “the current assault on public education”, and are almost, unanimously, socialists and communists.
(My apologies for the sound quality as fewer YTers are posting Beck programs.)