The Supreme Court ruled Yesterday the second amendment’s guarantee of an individual’s right to bear arms applies to state and local gun control laws. The 5-to-4 decision is a reaffirmation to all citizens of their basic rights.
Although the ruling does not outline what kind of laws would offend the Constitution or oppose any gun-control laws, gun rights advocates are still pleased. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. commented the right to self defense is fundamental: “It is clear that the Framers . . . counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty.”
The ruling is a move in the right direction by Farm Bureau policy too. Believing firmly in the right to bear arms, the Farm Bureau strongly supports the guarantee of the Constitution’s Second Amendment. The ruling is an enormous symbolic victory for these basic rights.