Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Logic Behind Landmark SCOTUS Decisions

"Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and addressing a constitutional riddle almost as old as the republic over what it means to say the people may keep and bear arms." (More than 12 words from the AP)

Here is the kind of off-the-cuff pseudo-logic exercised by Antonin Scalia in formulating the majority opinion - I mean, honestly?:

"Scalia noted that the handgun is Americans' preferred weapon of self-defense in part because "it can be pointed at a burglar with one hand while the other hand dials the police."

From the AP

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