Saturday, June 28, 2008

Welcomed New Right

There's a new individual right in town, and it has nothing to do with ovaries or wire intercepts.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Second Amendment protects the fundamental right to own a handgun.
In a majority decision written by Justice Scalia and joined by Justices Alito, Roberts, Kennedy and Thomas, the court held that "the most natural reading of 'keep arms' in the Second Amendment is to 'have weapons.' "

To read the rest of Christine Flowers' column from Friday's Philadelphia Daily News click here.

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