26 junho 2008

Land of the Free and Home of the Brave... Still

US Supreme Court Says Washington DC Gun Ban Unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down Washington D.C.'s ban on handguns, saying individuals have the right to own guns.

In a 5-to-4 landmark decision Thursday, the high court struck down the 32-year-old ban, saying it violates the second amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The court also struck down the city's requirement that legally-owned firearms be equipped with trigger locks or kept disassembled in the home, saying that makes it impossible for citizens to use arms for the lawful purpose of self-defense.

Eu brinco com o Paulo, dizendo que os EUA estão se tornando cada vez mais parecidos com o Bananão. I wish, I wish...