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Justice Alito: Self-Defense is 'The Central Component' of the 2nd Amendment

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    With the war against self-defense currently being waged via the Democrat-led attack on "Stand Your Ground" laws, it's important to revisit Associate Justice Samuel Alito's words from McDonald v Chicago (2010): "Individual self-defense is 'the central component' of the 2nd Amendment right."

    ...Alito bolstered the decision in McDonald v Chicago by pointing to how "the 1689 English Bill of Rights explicitly protected a right to keep arms for self-defense." He looked at William Blackstone's "assessment" that King George III's attempt to disarm colonists in the 1760's and 1770's "provoked polemical reactions by Americans invoking their rights as Englishmen to keep and bear arms."