Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Constitution Upheld, Individual Rights Protected


I had my doubts whether the Supremes would find in favor of the second amendment after the recent habeas rights for POWs and the no-execution-for child-rapists decisions. But they have, thankfully, done the right thing.

I have always believed the second amendment protects an individual right, rather than granting a collective one. Here is what I wrote about the subject a year ago.

UPDATE: I heard just recently on CNN an interview with a survivor of the Virginia Tech shootings. She claims she would most likely be dead if she had a handgun with which to protect herself. Leave it to CNN to start the fearmongering literally within minutes of the release of the Heller ruling.

2 comments:

The Maximum Leader said...

What was the Va Tech survivor's rationale behind believing that she would be dead if she could fight back?

Polymath said...

She implied tat it was a moot point for her to be armed - the nut was going to shoot people anyway. He would have seen her as a more likely target.

This story was on CNN at the very instant the decision was reported, about 10:13 am. I had been listening to a talk show, and switched to CNN to get the full MSM coverage. They did not disappoint.