Get Your Handguns Here!!

Get Your Handguns Here!!

Time to amend the US Constitution. The US Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that the Constitution guarantees the right to own guns. Here is the Washington Post summary:

Writing for the majority, Justice Antonin Scalia said that an individual right to bear arms is supported by "the historical narrative" both before and after the Second Amendment was adopted.

The Constitution does not permit "the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home," Scalia said. The court also struck down Washington's requirement that firearms be equipped with trigger locks or kept disassembled, but left intact the licensing of guns.

For me, this seems historically, legally and logically wrong.  The Second Amemdment is a single sentence in which the need for a "well regulated militia" plays a prominent role:

"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

Unless those gun owners are members of a militia defending the security of the state I don't see how they are constitutionally protected.  If a local government wants to ban handguns, or any other kind of gun, they should be free to do so.

But, the Supreme Court has ruled and it is very tough to overturn such a ruling.  The only way to do it is to change the Constitution, which doesn't seem likely.

So, get 'em while they're hot!  Get your handguns here!

What a country.