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Obama’s re-election could shift court on gun rights

By Ira Adams Melbourne


Barack ObamaNational Rifle Association (NRA) members know of the following possibility, and all gun owners need to be made aware of it.

If President Barack Obama is re-elected, he could name at least one and possibly two liberal-leaning Supreme Court justices.

Keep in mind that the Second Amendment specifies the “people’s right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” By a vote of 5-4, the court held that the Second Amendment was an individual right and not a collective right, as for a group of Minutemen.

However, with a couple more votes on the liberal side of the court, the individual right could be overturned. Other hard-won gun rights, such as allowing people to keep weapons intact with ammo at home for self- or family-protection in cities such as Washington, D.C., and Chicago, to name a couple, also could be overturned.

The one thing that makes America the envy of the world, except for despots, dictators and tyrants, is the people’s right to own firearms.

In the colonies, firearms in the hands of patriots made our fledgling nation free. Modern heroes with firearms keep our nation free, and their personal sacrifices should never be forgotten.