Jan 19 2011
Jun 26 2008
(cross-posted at orange under my nom du orange)
Writes Scalia in District of Columbia v. Heller:
“We are aware of the problem of handgun violence in this country… [but, you see, as Right Wing fucktards, we really don’t give a shit. In fact, not only are we going to strike-down DC’s ban on a kind of firearm technology that didn’t exist when the Bill of Rights was ratified, we’re going to strike down trigger-lock requirements!]”
Why? What was Scalia’s and the majority’s reasoning and rationale? I quote and paraphrase:
“The historical narrative [is that insane gun fanatics own the Republican Party, and the Republican Party owns me. Besides, I simply don’t give a shit if Saturday Night Specials flow like a flooded Potomac into the lower elevations of the District of Columbia. What’s it to me?”
Sorry for the short
diary “essay”, but here we have, in a 5-4 decision, another legacy of Republican Presidents putting hacks and goons on our Supreme Court.
Mu . . .