More evidence emerged this month that the gun debate is turning a corner in America.May George Bush find his true place in history, with the other quisling scoundrels, carpetbaggers and traitors.
Only days after signing the first gun control legislation in over a decade, the Bush Administration has now disavowed the most extreme outcomes implicit in the gun lobby's view of the Second Amendment.
In its brief in the D.C. v. Heller case pending in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Bush administration acknowledges that because of the "unquestionable threat to public safety that unrestricted private firearm possession would entail" that "various categories of firearm-related regulation are permitted by the Second Amendment."
The Brady Center welcomes this surprising development. It demonstrates the problem with the "private purpose" interpretation of the Second Amendment. This view might have sounded good politically to the Ashcroft Justice Department [pdf], but now the Bush administration realizes that the lower-court decision could "cast doubt on the constitutionality of" common-sense gun control laws like the "federal machine gun ban," the restrictions on firearm possession by felons, and the licensing of gun dealers.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Our Enemies Celebrate THE BUSH SELL-OUT
This from the Huffington Post; of course, we're all familiar with Mr. Helmke, the man who makes Norwegian rats look good!