My thought on hearing that the Supreme Court has pretty much shot down the idea that individuals can’t own guns was “Gosh, I wish Obama would say that out loud and cut the NRA off at the knees.”
I wasn’t alone. Apparently the Democratic Party is, ever so quietly, cheering the decision. By settling the decision the Supreme court not only handed gun owners a decision, but shot down one of the key rants about Obama and the Democrats in general, that “they want to take away our guns!”
Sorry. Now they can’t. The activist judges on the Supreme Court said so.
The NRA raises most of its money telling people it is protecting their guns. Obama has never said he wants to take them away, there is no legislation under consideration or even proposed to take them away, as a practical matter it would be completely impossible for anyone to take them away, and yet the NRA has raised millions, if not billions, protecting the darn things.
Now it can quit worrying. There’s still questions about what type of regulations to have for situations where even an insane idiot would not want someone to have a gun — maybe now we can discuss opposition to terrorists being prohibited from getting them? — but that’s all nit-picking. The Supreme Court settled it. It’s a basic individual right. Battle won!
And I hope the NRA, which long ago quit being a responsible gun safety organization and turned into a right wing fear-mongering political action committee bent on keeping itself rich, goes broke.