U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton dismissed the lawsuit in which the plaintiffs argued that the 28-year-old law violated their Second Amendment right to own guns. The D.C. law prohibits ownership or possession of handguns and requires that others, such as shotguns, be kept unloaded, disassembled or equipped with trigger locks.
Walton ruled that the Second Amendment is not a broad-based right of gun ownership. “The Second Amendment does not confer an individual a right to possess firearms. Rather, the Amendment’s objective is to ensure the vitality of state militias,” Walton wrote. He went on to say that the amendment was designed to protect the citizens against a potentially oppressive federal government.
Yes, that’s precisely why it was designed. Of course, the militias weren’t state militias then, which explodes Walton’s ludicrous argument. I hope the Supreme Court will hear this challenge, but I don’t expect that corrupt gang of tyrannical enablers to do so.
And I sure wish the Founding Fathers had left that cursed explanatory clause out. Never explain if you can help it; it only gives others the chance to twist your words.