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Monday, July 7, 2008

Does Heller Decision Take Guns Off Election Radar

A great post over at National Review's Campaign Spot responds to a thesis put forward by The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan - that the Heller decision killed the presidential hopes of John McCain. Sulivan's theory goes like this - the "RKBA" crowd will not be able to be ginned up because no matter how anti-gun Obama is, the Supreme Court ruling that there is an individual right to keep and bear arms will squash any attempt by Obama and what most predict will be a fortified Democratic majority in Congress to further restrict those rights. Campaign Spot's Jim Geraghty, by way of a Robert Levy quote, accurately points out that Heller was simply the first in what will be a series of cases to win back rights that have been taken by an over arching government.

Hopefully, gun owners will be motivated and impassioned because four Supreme Court justices ruled that a complete ban on gun ownership is constitutional, and Obama's favorites are three of them. If we don't want to lose next year what we gained last month, gun owners need to get energized to defeat Barack Obama.

Hat Tip to Jim Geraghty.

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