The US Supreme Court today ruled that our right to keep and bear arms covers all 50 states, and in so doing shot down Chicago’s handgun ban, according to a Fox News report. Governor Palin, a staunch supporter and advocate of the Second Amendment discussed the ruling in a brief Facebook Note and referred to a news report via Tweet.
The Supreme Court handed down an important ruling today stating what should be obvious: that the Second Amendment, in the words of Justice Alito writing for the court, “applies equally to the federal government and the states.” Today’s decision in McDonald vs. City of Chicago, in conjunction with the landmark Heller case two years ago, should leave little doubt that our individual right to keep and bear arms applies everywhere and is a right for everyone.
For an interesting perspective on the significance of today’s ruling, take a look at David Rittgers’ article in National Review here.
- Sarah Palin