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Thomas is right: Guns in the right hands preserve life, liberty

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Gun advocates can thank two African American men for the significant roles they played in this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that affirmed U.S. citizens' right to own a gun for self defense wherever they live. Justice Clarence Thomas' vote in favor of the ruling in McDonald vs. Chicago was steeped in the 14th Amendment and the historical treatment of blacks. The case involved a black man's desire to own a firearm to protect himself from an enemy unlike the enemies who once openly mistreated blacks.

Read Original at: The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.