The Justice Department just released a report that could give us a bunch of momentum in our fight to restore our lost civil rights:
…we conclude that the Second Amendment secures a personal right of individuals, not a collective right that may only be invoked by a State or a quasi-collective right restricted to those persons who serve in organized militia units. Our conclusion is based on the Amendment’s text, as commonly understood at the time of its adoption and interpreted in light of other provisions of the Constitution and the Amendment’s historical antecedents. Our analysis is limited to determining whether the Amendment secures an individual, collective, or quasi-collective right.
Wonderful news. Now the not quite so good news:
We do not consider the substance of that right, including its contours or the nature or type of governmental interests that would justify restrictions on its exercise, and nothing in this memorandum is intended to address or call into question the constitutionality, under the Second Amendment, of any particular limitations on owning, carrying, or using firearms.
I haven’t read the whole thing yet. It’s long, lots of history, and lots of detail.
Now if we can use this to drive the anti-gun people into total oblivion. I want them struggling to keep NBC (Nukes, Biological, and Chemical) restrictions.