Dems say that they are happy about the Supreme Court Striking down the Chicago Gun Ban, but . . . .

If Dems feel so strongly about Chicago gun ban case, why are they voting for Kagan?

When the Supreme Court extended the individual right to own a gun Monday, they handed Second Amendment advocates—many of whom are at home in the GOP—one of their most significant legal victories ever.

But who won the day in politics? The Democrats.

For them, the court’s groundbreaking decision couldn’t have been more beneficial to the cause in November. Now, Democratic candidates across the map figure they have one less issue to worry about on the campaign trail. And they won’t have to defend against Republican attacks over gun rights and an angry, energized base of gun owners. . . .

The chorus of responses to Monday’s ruling was a group of normally dissonant voices: It proved the rare occasion when both former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could find common ground. . . .

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Blogger David said...

I don't see what they have to be happy about?

This ruling simply emphasizes how WRONG they have been for many years on banning gun ownership.

It puts Kagan in a position of being way out of touch with the Supreme Court.

It seems to me they are voting to legislate from the court so they don't have to take the heat for voting on anti-gun legislation.

6/29/2010 10:37 AM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

With a five to four decision on this issue, I would have to say that the Dems are trying to stack SCOTUS with as many liberals as possible. If there ever came a time SCOTUS had more liberals on the court, and this issue was revisted, we could expect a possible overturning of the Chicago ruling based upon the precedent of the Slaughter House, Cruikshank, Presser and Miller cases.

Also, from a politcal aspect I believe that this removes a thorn from the Dems, as they can claim that there isn't anything they can do about it right now, so it is no longer an issue to debate as you kindly pointed out Dr. Lott.

6/30/2010 12:15 PM  

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