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12/02/2003 Archived Entry: "Another reflection on the Supremes' rejection of Silveira"

ANOTHER THOUGHT ON THE SUPREMES' REJECTING SILVEIRA V. LOCKYER. As a pragmatic issue, of course it matters what the Supreme Court says about the Second Amendment. And the rejection of Silveira was a terrible blow to all the people who put their hearts, time, money, and brains into the case.

But when you sit down and think about it, it's incredibly silly, almost superstitious, to imagine that nine old farts (or even nine geniuses, for that matter) have the ability or the authority to decide whether other human beings have the right to self-defense.

Of course they don't. And of course you do. No matter what anybody says.

Posted by Claire @ 12:11 PM CST

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