The case of McDonald v. City of Chicago, was correctly decided today at the U. S. Supreme Court.
In a 5- 4 majority vote, in what is arguably the most important Second Amendment case in Supreme Court history, the Court today held that the “right of the people to keep and bear Arms” cannot be infringed by the states.
“It is clear that the Framers . . . counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty,” Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote for the conservatives on the court.
How instructive that today, of all days, the confirmation hearing for Obama’s liberal appointee Elena Kagan begins. On his last day on the court, 90-year-old Justice John Paul Stevens (or his clerks) wrote the minority opinion.
The Heritage Foundation has an exclusive interview with Alan Gura, lead attorney for the plaintiffs. Watch it here.