Monday, June 28, 2010
Today, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that says that Second Amendment is still the law of the land. While Second Amendment advocates celebrate a victory, I have to point out what’s so shocking about the ruling: it had to come from the Supreme Court.
Contrary to what local and appellate courts ruled previously in this case, the Supreme Court today affirmed that the Constitution of the United States is a document that covers every citizen regardless of gender, age or hometown and as such, the Second Amendment is a right of every American citizen.
The United States Constitution was written to be timeless and universal in its application and as the Senate begins hearings today to confirm the nomination of Elena Kagan to the highest court in our Nation, it’s important to remember that judicial activism has no place in America's courts. It’s my sincere hope that with today’s ruling, we will see a renewed trust and implementation of the Constitutional rights our forefathers designated to be the eternal rule of the land.