The Supreme Court - fascinating group these days - recently ruled (for the first time) on guns, interpreting the Constitution's "the right to bear arms" for private use as well as for militias.
Perhaps ... but Chicago's mayor suggested the ruling would only increase crime and violence.
What struck me was a piece from Judge Scalia:
The handgun is Americans' preferred weapon of self-defense in part because "it can be pointed at a burglar with one hand while the other hand dials the police."
Yeah, right. It remains to be seen what the framers of the Constitution intended, but whatever they meant, the America today is vastly different then the late 1700s ... of all the so-called civilized nations on the face of the earth, we have a serious violence problem, and guns and gun-lovers are a part of it. Their obsession, their fanaticism, their fixation - like all such obsessions, is irrational and dysfunctionally lacking in a larger comprehension of our society and the need to sometimes submit our personal interests to the larger good.
Getting back to Scalia - hard to believe this guy's a SC judge. Maybe a bartender at Hooligans in Brickville, GA - but a judge of the highest court? Just another small gift from our friend Reagan.
Lord have mercy ... or, let's all get guns and shoot the hell out of one another ... can hardly wait!
Oh yeah, while shooting one another, we can be dialing the cops with the other hand.