2nd Amendment: Day 1 – Supreme Court’s Transcript
The transcript of yesterday’s opening arguments in the Supreme Court on the Second Amendment can be read HERE. It’s in PDF format, so you’ll need to download the free (read only) version of Adobe Acrobat, if you don’t already have it.
I don’t make a habit of reading these things as they are somewhat hard to read sometimes, but this is an interesting read for sure.
I hope you’ll take the time to read it, even if you do so in short spurts.
I love this part found on page 78 of the transcript:
Justice Souter: Can we also look to current conditions like current crime statistics?
Mr. Gura: To some extent, Your Honor, but we have certainly —
Justice Souter: Well, can they consider the extent of the murder rate in Washington, D.C., using handguns?
Mr. Gura: If we were to consider the extent of the murder rate with handguns, the law would not survive any type of review, Your Honor.
Justice Scalia: All the more reason to allow a homeowner to have a handgun.
Mr. Gura: Absolutely, Your Honor.