AND THEY MOST CERTAINLY WILL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH
The Little Sisters of the Poor had better stop discriminating against women who want abortifacients, by golly. And if those stubborn Christian cake bakers don’t offer custom-tailored matrimonial goodies to homosexual lovers, they’re going to get fined into oblivion. But as far as the Second Amendment not being infringed, “Infringe Away, Cities and States!” says the US Supreme Court:
“The Supreme Court gave an apparent green light Monday to lawmakers who want to restrict the sale of guns such as the rapid-fire weapons that have been used in the recent wave of mass shootings from Paris to San Bernardino.
The justices by a 7-2 vote turned down a 2nd Amendment challenge to a local ordinance in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park which banned the sale or possession of semiautomatic guns that carry more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
In dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas said the high court, by refusing to consider a challenge to that law, was “relegating the 2nd Amendment to a second-class right.”
The court’s decision was not a formal ruling — the justices simply decided not to consider an appeal by gun-rights advocates. But it strongly suggests the majority of the court does not see the 2nd Amendment as protecting a right to own or carry powerful weapons in public.”
And of course, all it takes is an utterance by the Demander-In-Chief and Chief State Executives fall all over themselves to gain favored Status:
By JOSEPH DE AVILA
Updated Dec. 10, 2015 6:03 p.m. ET
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Thursday said he would sign an executive order barring people on federal watch lists from buying firearms, stepping into a contentious national debate over gun control and civil liberties.
The governor, a Democrat, said he decided on the order in light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino,…
See, the Constitution of the United States in the first instance was not to be taken literally. Meaning that “infringe” meant, like taking peoples guns away…..and stuff. Right? Yeah, that’s it! Like confiscation and stuff. So, like, nobody’s talking about confiscation and stuff, right? A little infringement in keeping fifteen-round magazines out of the hands of people fearing for their safety in public places is a good thing, right? But nobody is talking about confiscating guns of people who show up on a federal watch list….except of course the President of the United States and the Governor of Connecticut.
Hmmmmmm. Federal watch list. What are the Feds watching for? We heard a while back that the Feds were watching for student loan defaulters, so those folks who didn’t pay back their student loans are on a list. And we know they’re dangerous because the Department of Education had to buy shotguns so that when they go to serve warrants on those student loan defaulters…….well, you know.
Anyway. The President, and the Judiciary apparently feel empowered by the lack of due diligence by the Congress and by the never-ending anti-gun campaign by the media to pooh-pooh the very specific and non-negotiable language of the Second Amendment. The end-around of Congress by the executive and judicial branches continue unabated, with overtures directly to state legislatures and city councils, whose bobblehead lapdogs are always eager to curry favor with the national political and media elites.
Congress, to the delight of Nancy Pelosi, is now irrelevant. As are the sovereign people. And the Constitution is every bit the archaic, outmoded, irrelevant document all of the leftwingers say it is. Because no one will defend it.
The Constitution of the United States, as amended, was not ratified to protect The People from one another, from the Little Sisters of the Poor, or from Christian cake-bakers. It was written and ratified to protect the people from governments – federal, state and local. It could be said that the founding fathers never envisioned a time when all of these levels of government would conspire to subjugate the people, take their liberties and leave them defenselesss and dependent. But they were wise enough to know that Machiavellian machinations would always be in play, and so advised in their admonitions to The People that they seize the day whenever another long train of abuses pulled out of the station.
So, short of revolution, if they’re going to play these games, it may be time for the citizenry to take the advice of a growing number of law enforcement officials around the nation and carry. Carry open or carry concealed as the situation warrants. See, if Daddy can’t buy anything other than a ten-round magazine, that may be a problem. But if Momma and Daddy both have one, that’s 20 rounds right there (22 if you know what you’re doing). There is strength in numbers.