[The majority] "would have us believe that over 200 years ago, the framers made a choice to limit the tools available to elected officials wishing to regulate civilian uses of weapons"
- Justice John Paul Stevens, commenting on Heller
If anyone more supposedly eminent has ever uttered a dumber statement, I'd be surprised. I wouldn't trust this guy to judge a bonny baby contest. How did he get on the Supreme Court?
Hasn't he noticed that the amendments in the bill of rights tend to limit the powers of government?
Why is it a stretch for him to believe that the second amendment is no different?
What words come to mind when looking at Government?
Here in Illinois three of the past seven Governors have gone to jail. Every time the current Governor, Blagojevich, is mentioned in print, they have to add "... who has not been charged with any crime"
It was no different 200 years ago. The framers knew exactly the type of people drawn to Government "service" and drew up the constitution accordingly.