I subscribe to a newsletter from the Brady Bunch so I can keep up to date with how they're trying to fight gun laws. Just today I got an email reminding me they'll be in court fighting to reverse the Appelate Court's decision and uphold the gun ban in Washington DC.
I won't bore you with the entire contents of their email, but wanted to share an interesting point of view:
The U.S. Supreme Court has the opportunity to reverse a clearly erroneous decision and make it clear that the Constitution does not prevent communities from having the gun laws they believe are needed to protect public safety. The Brady Center will be there — for you — to defend America's gun laws.I always enjoy a good debate and enjoy hearing well-founded arguments against my own point of view. But the notion conveyed here -- the Constitution does not protect you from laws taking away your right to bear arms, regardless of the "benefits" -- this is not a reasonable argument! The constitution is designed to PROTECT me from abusive laws. Wasn't this country founded by men seeking relief from the unreasonable laws of mother England (among other reasons)? The Constitution was written to prevent this new country from going down the same path.
If the Constitution doesn't protect my 2A rights, and instead allows state government, local goverment, even federal government, to enact laws taking away my guns......when does the Constitution stop protecting my 1A rights? If the government can impose restrictions on what I am allowed to say, under the guise of "protecting the public", then why even have a Constitution? Why have a federal government if states are free to tear the country apart by ignoring its laws?
Whether I am biased on the 2A matter is irrelevant....if the Supreme Court finds against 2A, losing your guns is the last thing you have to worry about.