Unimpressed

by the recent Supreme Court decisions.

Hi, we’re the Supreme Court Justices and we recognize the fact that the gun lobby is really powerful and that we live in a gun culture / vigilante society, so you know what?  It IS the individual’s right to own a powerful piece of equipment that can annihilate or at least cause a slow and traumatic death or at least cause grave, permanent injury to entire rooms of employees or college students or high school students or, you know, whatever, because we really don’t care about them, we mostly care about interpreting a law that could go either way in the direction that will get us in good with the NRA.  (Too bad about Charleton, though. We were kind of hoping he could pull some strings and get us our own movie series…maybe Planet of the Judges or something like that. Kinda has a ring… we could be this ruling elite, see, and then…)

And, big ol’ muddle that I am, my ‘liberal’ views on guns are offset by my conservative views about the death penalty…because who SAYS death is a cruel and unusual punishment for someone who would rape a child?  Sounds about right to me.  But then I’m slightly biased by being a parent. I do know that I would cheerfully and slowly rip the limbs off any person who did that to MY child or any child that I know, in fact.  That’s not DEATH, though, so maybe that will be ok with the Justices.

And that’s my Rage Against the Supreme Court for the day.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mg
    Jun 27, 2008 @ 14:57:44

    i thought it interesting that it passed 5-4. my guess is that the justices that W put in are the reason, but i would guess that it is just a matter of time before this is brought up again and eventually overturned….

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  2. ~m
    Jun 27, 2008 @ 18:51:34

    Well, one can ONLY HOPE. Or move to Canada, one of the two.

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  3. norba920
    Jun 30, 2008 @ 12:57:22

    this will likely not be overturned in our lifetime, m. just my prediction, but it took them 200 some years to rule on this issue and i doubt they would overturn it anytime soon. it leaves a lot of leeway for legislatures to enact reasonable gun control measures, so i think this one’s going to be the law for a very long time. you should check out the opinion–it’s very interesting reading and only 157 pages long! yup, imadork.

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  4. ~m
    Jun 30, 2008 @ 16:27:22

    rob, yeah, you are probably right, seeing as how you are the law guy and all. and since we’ve had a gun culture for 200 years, i can’t see the ‘will of the people’ changing anytime soon either.
    but either way, it won’t stop me from harping on and on about it.
    and i’ll expect a rough outline that includes all the highlights from you on my desk by Thursday a.m. Thanks.

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