...works on banning "hurtful words"... the United States of America reaffirms the constitutional right of the citizenry to "armed self-defense."
-- Bloomberg -- A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution protects individual gun rights, striking down the District of Columbia's handgun ban and raising election- year questions about weapons restrictions elsewhere.Speaking as someone who has actually possessed a "concealed carry permit"... (no... of course not in Canada)... I applaud this decision.
The 5-4 ruling resolves a constitutional question that had lurked for two centuries.
The majority justices said they had "no doubt, on the basis of both text and history, that the Second Amendment conferred an individual right to keep and bear arms."
And while the right to keep and bear arms does not currently exist in Canada... I would advise local junkies, burglars and other assorted miscreants to head for fuzzy-bunny Toronto to ply their trade.
In this neck of the woods... we fight back.
UPDATE: Speaking of "hurtful words"
"Anyway, Kady O'Malley came up with her slim red BlackBerry in hand and told us the Canadian Human Rights Commission had dropped its complaint against Maclean's for the excerpt from Mark's book America Alone."*
"Mark said he was disappointed, and joked that maybe he should appeal the decision."