From the Instapoodle we are served notice of Howard Bashman’s coverage at How Appealing, that the majority opinion of a, “Divided three-judge D.C. Circuit panel holds that the District of Columbia’s gun control laws violate individuals’ Second Amendment rights” and that, “[T]he phrase ‘the right of the people,’ when read intratextually and in light of Supreme Court precedent, leads us to conclude that the right in question is individual.”
…The Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms. That right existed prior to the formation of the new government under the Constitution and was premised on the private use of arms for activities such as hunting and self-defense, the latter being understood as resistance to either private lawlessness or the depredations of a tyrannical government (or a threat from abroad).
End of story, it’s not a collectivist circle-jerk narrative about the Government allowing itself to arm itself – you’d have to be a Leftwing idiot familiar in circular logic to cogitate that sort of self-supporting nonsense.
Read more at the above links. It’s bitchin’ kewl.
As a bonus step-and-turn in the Happy-Dance, Chris gives us further elucidation in the comments at SayUncle with this:
… just as the First Amendment free speech clause covers modern communication devices unknown to the founding generation, e.g., radio and television, and the Fourth Amendment protects telephonic conversation from a “search,” the Second Amendment protects the possession of the modern-day equivalents of the colonial pistol.
UPDATE: Chris has a kewl aquarium and guns, I’m gonna add him to my blogroll.