11 December 2012

Constitution Shows a Slight Pulse; Illinois Ban on Concealed Carry Struck down by 7th Circuit

The great judge Richard Posner writes for the majority. With any 'luck', the Supreme Court will strike down its own precedent of a year ago. I can just imagine traitor Roberts' opinion for the new majority-- "We didn't expect anyone to take us seriously!"

In the meantime, expect pandemonium from leftists who worry about "the children!" The ones they don't kill in the womb, obviously.


Aged parent said...

Excellent post.

Anonymous said...

In response to the massacre at Newton Connecticut, are you still in favor of the NRA, and still slamming "leftists who worry about "the children!"?"

Jesus says "those who live by the sword, die by the sword." We read throughout Advent how we should "turn swords into plowshares."

Seems those values vanish, suddenly, when it comes to guns.

It is of serious note that the same argument is used both for guns as abortion, and that is both are highly personal rights that the state cannot abolish. You can't argue for one, and then switch the underlying argument for the other.

Call me a "leftist" or whatever you need to, but I believe that, for the common good, neither abortion or guns should be allowed by a state that truly cares for all its citizens.


thetimman said...


I think you fail to take logic into account when you compare and conflate abortion with gun control. Abortion is an end, guns are means. Abortion is a gravely immoral act, that in a decent society would be a serious criminal offense. Guns are inanimate objects that can be used for good, neutral or evil ends. Same can be said for the butcher knife in your kitchen, for that matter. You read the mainstream accounts about Connecticut; you likely haven't read about two incidents this past month where a citizen with a gun prevented multiple murders by a criminal. Those stories don't fit the template of your friends in the media.

Why is your favorite president shedding fake tears ON THE VERY DAY of the massacre, politicizing the issue like a Paul Wellstone funeral? Because he doesn't want law abiding citizens to be able to defend their homes by themselves. I did not see him cry when he sent thousands of Iraqi and Afghani children to their deaths as the result of his actions as commander in chief. They are merely collateral damage. We're those wars immoral only when Bush was President?

Of course in a state that "truly cares" for its citizens there would be no legal abortion. We don't have one. All the more reason that guns should not be illegal to own.