Skip to comments.An Act of Bravery: Otis W. McDonald and the Second Amendment
Posted on 09/27/2012 12:51:39 PM PDT by marktwain
USA --(Ammoland.com)- Otis McDonald, born and raised amidst the hardships of sharecropping in the cotton fields of Fort Necessity, Louisiana, overcame poverty and social prejudice to become the first in his family to earn a college degree and rise to the relative comfort of Americas middle class.
With drug and gang activity on the rise in Chicago, McDonalds home has become increasingly threatened by violent crime. With no other intent but to defend his family against life-threatening intrusion, McDonald encounters the dichotomy of gun-wielding criminals and a Chicago statute limiting the purchase of handguns.
As lead petitioner in a Supreme Court case against the City of Chicago, McDonald is the unlikely candidate to challenge local jurisprudence against the Second Amendment.
How does the Constitution protect this countrys citizens and which citizens are being protected?
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Supreme Court victor, Otis McDonald, African-American constitutional rights pioneer, fought the City of Chicago and won in a duel for a homeowners right to self-defense.
An Act of Bravery: Otis W. McDonald and the Second Amendment, co-authored by Sue Bowron and Frederick Jones, is a true American story of an ordinary man and his victory over seemingly insurmountable odds.
Like Dred Scott and Homer Plessy, the name Otis McDonald will be remembered for as long as people study the American Constitution. His battle to preserve his right to bear arms led to a landmark Supreme Court decision and profoundly shaped the law. Adam Winkler, Author, Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America, Professor, UCLA School of Law.
Does anybody know whether McDonald has a handgun in his home today?