Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sowell: Breyer is Clueless
Today, the always astute Dr. Thomas Sowell takes on Justice Stephen Breyer of U.S. Supreme Court fame.
The subject is yesterday's court ruling declaring that the Second Amendment protection of the right of the people to keep and bear arms applies nationwide. Gun banners like Mayors Daley and Bloomberg are having a hissy fit, but the court got it right. In my opinion, the court didn't go far enough in its ruling. They should have made it clear that the right also must not be encumbered by undue burdens to its exercise, which will probably be the next trick the gun banners try. It will be legal to keep a firearm, but they'll try to regulate it so heavily as to make it impossible.
That's not what Dr. Sowell got into in his column -- those are my own observations. But Dr. Sowell is right in how Justice Breyer (and much of the media) are clueless on this issue.