Thursday, June 26, 2008

Here's all you need to know...

...regarding the two Presidential candidates, at least on the issue of 2nd Amendment rights, and by extension other vitally important personal freedoms:

Barack Obama (and his political rabbi, King Emperor Mayor-for-Life Richard Daley):

"Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, straddling both sides of the issue, said merely that the court did not find an unfettered right to bear arms and that the ruling "will provide much-needed guidance to local jurisdictions across the country." But another Chicagoan, Democratic Mayor Richard Daley, called the ruling "very frightening" and predicted more violence and higher taxes to pay for extra police if his city's gun restrictions are lost." (Emphasis mine)

Daley could always reassign some of his large personal police bodyguard to street duty, if he's so concerned about law-abiding citizens running amuck.

John McCain:

"Republican presidential candidate John McCain welcomed the ruling as '"a landmark victory for Second Amendment freedom.'"

Whatever other opinions I have of McCain, it's a huge positive that he's so welcoming of the Court's decision.

Which man would you rather have appointing Supreme Court justices?

More on this historic blow for freedom once I read and digest the full opinions.

1 comment:

jdege said...

"Which man would you rather have appointing Supreme Court justices?"

All of the candidates, except Hynes, said they opposed allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons. Hynes and Chico said states, not the federal government, should regulate the matter.

"I consider this an issue for the states to decide, not the federal government," Chico said.

Obama disagreed. He backed federal legislation that would ban citizens from carrying weapons, except for law enforcement. He cited Texas as an example of a place where a law allowing people to carry weapons has "malfunctioned" because hundreds of people granted licenses had prior convictions.

"National legislation will prevent other states' flawed concealed-weapons laws from threatening the safety of Illinois residents," Obama said.