01 January 2010

Tinkering With The 2A

An important question. We don't let states experiment with the First Amendment. So why should they be allowed to tinker with the Second Amendment?

So asks Damon Root in a very good piece written for Reason Magazine. He refers to some states attempts to mess with the Bill of Rights as "laboratories of repression." Actually, the "laboratory" reference comes from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brandeis, who wrote in the 1930s that it is a "happy incident" of the federal system that states can monkey with laws and not impact the rest of the nation.

Mr. Root has a very good piece discussing the upcoming case against the reperessive city of Chicago and its draconian laws against armed self defense.

Read it and pass it on.

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