The United States Supreme Court made it clear today, the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental constitutional right that cannot be revoked or infringed upon.
I applaud this decision by the Court to strike down a ban on handguns in Chicago. The ruling protects the principles of our founding fathers while also allowing us to protect ourselves. After all, personal defense is key to personal liberty and banning gun ownership would only disarm responsible, law-abiding citizens.
Although our constitution has protected responsible gun ownership since the day our country was founded, the right to bear arms continues to fall under attack. Today’s ruling narrowly protected our gun rights by a 5-4 split decision.
This ruling preserves one of our basic rights as Americans - namely the right to protect our families and ourselves. Furthermore, this decision ensures government does not overstep its bounds by meddling in our personal freedoms. I salute our five Supreme Court justices who understand the Second Amendment is one of the cornerstones that our nation is built upon.