Monday the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Second Amendment-rights case McDonald v. Chicago. The majority opinion, written by Associate Justice Samuel Alito, affirmed what many of us have known all along: that the Second Amendment protects an individual right, not to be infringed by any government, whether federal, state, or local. This elevates the Second Amendment from what law professor Glenn Reynolds calls its status as “a neglected stepchild that has been interpreted out of existence,” and finally restores its rightful standing as full-fledged constitutional law, despite John Hall’s disappointing absence among its defenders.
June 15 was a beautiful day in Hopewell Junction. It was a pleasure to hold a small event there with Nan (many thanks to our hosts and friends at the Joe DiMaggio American Legion Lounge 2248). And what a surprise to find not one, but two video stalkers joining us at the behest of John Hall’s campaign!