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Posted on 06/26/2008 10:41:24 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/26/2008
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Lakeway, TX SAS Applauds the Supreme Court Decision in DC vs Heller
Marinelle Thompson, President and Founder, states Second Amendment Sisters applauds the ruling by the Supreme Court today that the Second Amendment declares the right to bear arms to be a personal right, and not a collective right. We will now continue to work toward removing all laws that impinge this right for law-abiding citizens. We have the right to protect our lives and the lives of our loved ones, and we have the right to the tools to protect that right. This is an enormous start on our journey to completely restore our rights as citizens of the United States of America.
Justice Scalia, in his opinion, wrote: what is not debatable is that it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.
He also stated We know of no other enumerated constitutional right whose core protection has been subjected to a freestanding interest-balancing approach. The very enumeration of the right takes out of the hands of governmenteven the Third Branch of Governmentthe power to decide on a case-by-case basis whether the right is really worth insisting upon. A constitutional guarantee subject to future judges assessments of its usefulness is no constitutional guarantee at all. Constitutional rights are enshrined with the scope they were understood to have when the people adopted them, whether or not future legislatures or (yes) even future judges think that scope too broad.
We are thrilled with todays Supreme Court decision striking down the Washington, D.C. ban on useable guns for self-defense in homes. It opens the door for the removal of draconian gun bans all over the United States, gun bans that serve only to embolden criminals and make their jobs easier, while disarming honest, decent American gun owners and making them easy prey. It is simple for officials to pass feel-good anti-gun laws, laws that affect only the law-abiding, while ignoring the real problem: the criminal. Now Washington, D.C. authorities will be forced to confront the REAL source of crime: the criminal. said Nancy First, SAS Board Member and South Dakota State Coordinator. We should see the crime rate in Washington, D.C. plummet, as it does in other cities where citizens are allowed to defend themselves with firearms.
Self Defense is a basic human right, protected, not granted by the Second Amendment. Todays Supreme Court decision has said so! The Second Amendment protects the individual right! Now a glimmer of light appears to the many hearts that have been fighting a deception about our freedom and our founding principles. A deception that has especially affected women and children in egregiously harmful ways. The fight has just begun. We look forward to the challenges ahead. Now that I (we) have this decision as part of our arms, we are renewed and confident of our success in educating women about their right to self defense, the importance of a free people always to be armed, and the role of the Second Amendment in protecting that right. - Lynne Roberts, SAS Board Member and Massachusetts State Coordinator.
Today is truly an historic day for the Second Amendment.
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Second Amendment Sisters is a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving the individual basic human right to self-defense.
(release of deep breath)
There will be no all-out gun bans in the United States. We are not England; we are not Australia.
The control freaks may want to argue the meaning of "reasonable", but they are up against the fact that the 2nd has been ruled an individual right.
We at Second Amendment Sisters are ready to aid in winning that battle.
We must fight them in the cities, we must fight them in the states, and we'll probably have to fight some battles in the courts.
Let's stay ever vigilant.
In other news, I just read that the NRA is already proceeding with court action against SF and Chicago's handgun bans on the basis of the Heller decision.
Bought another gun yesterday. Thank God we’re still free.
I knew it would be just a short amount of time. I'm tickled pink. ~BIG GRIN~
I celebrated Heller today by picking up one of these:
I also fed several hundred rounds to one of these:
Just celebrating Heller.
Can you join the fight and sue Oak Park, Illinois?
Re-manufactured Lake City (new powder and primer)