Another issue for Americans to consider when voting for the next President
By Dr. Richard Land
Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
July 11, 2008
The verdict is now in from the U.S. Supreme Court-the Second Amendment means what it says. In a historic 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that no government entity-local, state, or federal-can totally ban handguns from law-abiding, local citizens.
As Associate Justice Scalia stated in his majority opinion,
“The enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table. Those include the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home.” Read the rest of this entry