Originally Posted by crasherino
I wouldn't be so flippant in your response. The Heller decision, and the interpretative gymnastics Scalia went through to come to his opinion, were by no means straightforward. And, prior to the decision (a 5-4 at that), there was no explicit legal precedent that the 2nd Amendment applied to the individual's right to own firearms - much as you (or I) thought that it did. Or should.
I don't doubt that politicians and more so the courts will continue to try and erode the right to bear arms. This already happened in Canada. It starts with a database and gun registry. Then as each type of firearm is banned letters are sent out to turn in the banned weapons. It all happens slowly and orderly. Pretty soon the jails are filled with folks that refuse to turn in their weapons. It is the slow erosion of rights and freedoms.
Speaking of which can anyone here on the anti-gun side present statistics of murders and crime committed using legally owned firearms? How many concealed carry permit holders have used their weapon in a crime? I would love to see that number. Maybe you can convince me to come over to the dark side.. er I mean progressive side.