Fwd:Second Amendment Triumph: Justices Uphold Individual Right!
June 26th, 2008
The Second Amendment Means What it Says…
My good friend Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation told me several weeks ago when we were discussing the upcoming Heller Decision over some cold (soft) drinks, that he felt we would get a 5-4 decision in favor of the Second Amendment. Alan was right.
This is a great day for gun owners and freedom. Our forefathers are smiling from above. Give yourself a pat on the back and then get to work!
There is still much to be done to further restore the Second Amendment, remove unwarranted restrictions that have been implemented over the last 60 years, and arm and train every law abiding American citizen who wants the Comfort of Skill at Arms.
Front Sight will not rest until we have positively changed the image of gun ownership in our lifetimes.
Dr. Ignatius Piazza
Founder and Director
Here is a News Release from my friend, Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation:
SECOND AMENDMENT TRIUMPH: JUSTICES UPHOLD INDIVIDUAL
BELLEVUE, WA – With this morning’s ruling on the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, America has begun “its long march back toward liberty under a Second Amendment that means what it says,” the Second Amendment Foundation said.“Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court should forever put to rest any contention that the right to keep and bear arms is not a fundamental, individual civil right,” said SAF founder Alan M. Gottlieb. “For six decades, anti-gun rights extremists have engaged in a monumental fraud that has been unfortunately perpetuated by activist judges who
erroneously insisted that the right to keep and bear arms applies only to service in a militia.
“Wisdom and truth have triumphed over hysteria and falsehood,” he continued. “This decision makes it clear that a right ‘of the people’ is a right enjoyed by, and affirmed for, all citizens. It destroys a cornerstone of anti-gun rights elitism, which has fostered – through years of deceit and political demagoguery – the erosion of this important civil right.
“This ruling also makes it abundantly clear that laws which ban the possession of firearms, or make it simply impossible through regulation for citizens to exercise their right to keep and bear arms, are unconstitutional and cannot stand,” Gottlieb stated. “Today, America has taken a small but significant step toward restoring the Second
Amendment to its proper place in our Bill of Rights.
“For too many years,” he observed, “Americans have seen this fundamental civil right under constant and unrelenting attack. We are hopeful that today’s decision will halt an insidious campaign for citizen disarmament through legislation and regulations that have made our neighborhoods less safe, our cities less secure and our people less self-reliant, which is the trait that has made America unique among nations.
“But this fight is hardly over,” Gottlieb concluded. “Today’s ruling is a stepping stone, the foundation upon which we can rebuild this important individual right. Our work has only just begun.”
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