Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Supreme Court Expands Gun Rights; Chicago Vows to Subvert the Ruling

"As a city we must continue to stand up .. and fight for a ban on assault weapons .. as well as a crackdown on gun shops. . We are a country of laws not a nation of guns," said Chicago's Mayor Daley in response to the Supreme Court's expansion of gun rights in McDonald vs. the City of Chicago. While the High Court did not specifically strike down the Chicago handgun ban, Mayor Daley said the ruling "will make the city's 28-year-old law 'unenforceable.'"

Daly vowed that the city would soon have a new gun ordinance in place. Too bad there won't be an ordinance requiring the pampered out-of-touch half of the SCOTUS club to reside in the city of Chicago where they could suffer the full benefit of gun 'rights.' But Mayor Daly is on the case. Increasingly, the only sane response to the Right-wing Supreme Court of the United States is to write a law subverting its out-of-touch rulings.

Justice Breyer’s dissent skewered the majority for its bad history, judicial arrogance and contempt for the political process. Rather than accept Heller’s novel theory of the Second Amendment, Justice Breyer reminded the majority that the opinion has been lambasted by scholars and judicial commentators from across the ideological spectrum.