David White Wolf shares with us text (and link) of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens trashing the rights of Americans, and misspeaking with regard to the actual law:
(Justice Stevens) [Miller] was generally understood to limiting the scope of the Second Amendment to the uses of arms that were related to military activities,” Stevens said today during a question-and-answer session after a speech today with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s Legal Action Project. “The Court did not overrule Miller [in Heller]. Instead it ‘read Miller to say only that the Second Amendment does not protect those weapons not typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes, such as short-barreled shotguns . . . Thus, the Second Amendment provides no obstacle to regulations permitting the ownership or the use of the sorts of the automatic weapons used in the tragic multiple killings in Virginia, Colorado, or Arizona in recent years.
(Mr. Wolf) As y’all know, none of those killings involved automatic weapons (already legislated up the wazoo and pretty effectively prohibited from most private ownership, thank you very much), but rather semi-autos like you and I own and use for defense of our home and person.
One would have thought (at least I did) that an honored jurist with years of experience would know the laws about which he expounds!?
Of course, he was speaking at a Brady Bunch gathering…
Go and read the whole thing. Mr. Wolf is more graphic than I have been, and perhaps rightly so! – Guffaw