In McDonald v. Chicago, The Supreme Court reasserted today that individuals have the right to retain guns at both the State and Local levels. The Majority consisting of conservative justices—- Alito, Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Kennedy based their decision on the history of the second Amendment, where militias were given the right to protect their farmlands. At that time we had no organized police force, we had no justice system in place.
Who are the militias of today? The KKK– the uneducated people, who generally do not work, collect welfare checks, and blame all their owes on the colored people and now the “illegal immigrants.”
If the Supreme Court grants the right to local levels to enact gun controls, one can only speculate for instance what kind of gun control laws Maricopa COunty in Arizona will enact.
Due Process protects every “individual”; it does not say “citizens”. And just like every individual has the right to protect themselves with weapons, every individuals also have the more fundamental right to live.
Although the justices said that the Second Amendment allows for a reasonable restriction of guns, their rationale based on history of the second Amendment gives the militias a carte blanche right to bear arms. This can indeed set a dangerous precedence.