The 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco (aka "The Comedy Court"), demonstrating once again the lack of oxygen in the atmosphere of the planet they live on, has ruled that the 2nd Amendment does not give citizens the individual right to bear arms. A lack of oxygen can be about the only explaination for this ruling, given the wording of the Constitution
"the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."which seems pretty straightforward. Cause for the lack of oxygen is most likely the design of the headgear for their environment suits, devices which most other people use for different purposes entirely, and carry the common name 'lower colon'. In the opinion, Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote
"The historical record makes it equally plain that the amendment was not adopted in order to afford rights to individuals with respect to private gun ownership or possession"Apparently, the judge, with his busy, busy schedule and intense workload, decided to skip the messiness of cluttering the issue with facts, and relied solely on a compendium work on the issue, written by some guy named BELLESILES. Glenn puts it this way
I understand that Judge Reinhardt may have been especially susceptible to Bellesiles' views because he is married to Ramona Ripston, Executive Director of the Southern California ACLU and fierce proponent of gun control. I'm not suggesting that Judge Reinhardt should have recused himself, as the ACLU was not, to my knowledge, involved in the lawsuit.I'll not only suggest that Judge Reinhardt should recuse himself on this issue, but many, many others considering his spousal unit's affiliations and views. Talk about a basic conflict of interests, and undue influence. What chance does anyone arguing a case in front of this guy stand of getting a fair decision, if their position is competing with the Judge's wife's agenda, not to mention the 'positions' she can offer him? The pen may be mightier than the sword, but the power of the blowjob (or threat of termination of same) pretty much trumps either one. Crude view of the bottom line to this issue, but there it is.