Since the Civil Rights movement’s epic victory in the Heller case two years ago, the eyes of civil-rights-loving Americans of all parties have been trained on Chicago.
The City of Chicago, and many of its suburbs, have gun control laws scarcely less onerous than those in North Korea – while the crime wave in Chicago itself remains among the worst in America, and grows ever worse as the government of Richard Daley (Orc, La-La-Land) tries to disarm the law-abiding citizen even more.
But the legislative and legal battlefield has changed in the past 25 years; indeed, it’s almost unrecognizable to this Human Rights activist, who was feeling incredibly depressed about the state of Second Amendment human rights as recently as 1994.
And we are approaching what may be perhaps the most epic battle of them all.
The National Rifle Association – perhaps America’s foremost Human Rights group – – – filed amicus (“friend of the court”) briefs yesterday in support of the plaintiff in McDonald Vs. Chicago.
And just to show what an “extremist” position this is, the filing was joined by a bipartisan selection of over 3/4 of this nation’s state attorneys-general:
Last week, the NRA filed its brief with the Supreme Court as Respondent in Support of Petitioner in the McDonald case. The NRA brief asks the Court to hold that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments through the Fourteenth Amendment.
“We are pleased that more than 75 percent of America’s state attorneys general have joined this historic effort in support of our Second Amendment freedoms. The NRA and gun owners everywhere are grateful for their participation in ensuring that the Second Amendment applies across the nation, not just in federal enclaves,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA chief lobbyist. “I would especially like to acknowledge the outstanding work of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in authoring this historic amicus brief, as well Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker for their leadership in this important effort.”
Minnesota’s Lori Swanson was joined by the Attorneys-General of North and South Dakota in supporting Human Rights. Iowa and Wisconsin’s AGs apparently sided with the orcs, on behalf of slavery and repression. It should go without saying that electoral vengeance should rain down on those vapid petty tyrants like vomit from the cheap seats at Lambeau Field.
The case should go to the SCOTUS in the next three months. It should go without saying I’ll be on it.