The Supreme Court Just Told The NRA To Go F*ck Themselves, And Rightfully So

In a case that is bound to get the NRA and their band of merry ammosexuals up in arms (pun intended), the Supreme Court just sided with San Francisco by refusing to hear a case that featured gun owners in a tizzy over the fact that they are required to keep their guns locked up  — in other words — well regulated.

The case titled Jackson v. City and County of San Francisco is described as such:

“Issue: Whether San Francisco’s attempt to deprive law-abiding individuals of immediate access to operable handguns in their own homes is any more constitutional than the District of Columbia’s invalidated effort to do the same.”

However, the Supreme Court decided, with only two in dissent, that they are not going to hear the case. Back in March of 2014, the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2007 San Francisco regulation that requires all guns be locked up, disabled, and/or the trigger-lock must be used when stored at home. With the Supreme Court refusing to hear the case, they just upheld the lower courts ruling, and the regulation shall stand.

Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia were the two dissenting voices on the Court. Thomas stated:

“We warned in Heller that ‘a constitutional guarantee subject to future judges’ assessments of its usefulness is no constitutional guarantee at all. The Court of Appeals in this case recognized that San Francisco’s law burdened the core component of the Second Amendment guarantee, yet upheld the law.”

Obviously, the rest of the Supreme Court Justices sided with the entirety of the Second Amendment, and not just the part that allows any Tom, Dick, or Sally to have gun anywhere any time with no accountability. They chose to uphold the first half of the amendment that calls for those who bear arms to be well regulated. The Second Amendment, of course, reading:

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

The people are allowed to keep and bear arms to uphold the security of a free state within the realm of a well regulated militia. — Which, in all honesty, isn’t required anymore since the formation of the National Guard and the United States Military. However, the law still stands, but its entirety, not just the part that seemingly allows gun enthusiasts the right to do whatever they want, needs to be upheld.

Evidence has shown that having a gun in the home increases the likelihood of gun related deaths, including accidental deaths, and injuries and death to children who may find a loaded gun and use it. San Francisco’s regulation to keep guns locked up or disabled is a step in the right direction to curb such incidences.

Kudos to the Supreme Court for rejecting this case and upholding San Francisco’s right to uphold the Constitution in its entirety.

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