From the POLITICO:
"In a 5-4 decision Monday, the Supreme Court declared for the first time that the Second Amendment right to bear arms extends to states and local governments. The ruling opens the door to challenges to gun control laws and ordinances across the country."
It's literally stunning that it was a 5-4 decision rather than a 9-0 decision. Make no mistake, this was a vote on the 2nd Amendment, and 4 of the Supreme Court Justices chose to vote their PREFERENCE in favor of gun control, rather than vote according to the clear wording of the 2nd Amendment. To wit:
"...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
What part of that wording DON'T the 4 leftist Supremes understand? You see, it truly doesn't (or shouldn't) matter whether Justice Stevens or Ginsberg like or even dislike the 2nd Amendment at all. It shouldn't matter one bit if they believe in full-scale gun confiscation.
Their job is to apply the Constitution to these matters, NOT WRITE NEW LAW!!!!
That's what the legislature is for. Activist judges are clear and present danger to our constitution and our law-based society. In case you're wondering, this sort of behavior is at the very heart of conservative's objections to left-wing jurists.
Here's an interesting take from the Heritage Foundation: