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California leads our nation in liberty. Writing for the U.S. Ninth Circuit in Nordyke v. King, Judge O’Scannlain has opined that the right to bear arms is “deeply rooted in the history and tradition of the Republic” and “necessary to the Anglo-American regime of ordered liberty”. Concurring, Judge Gould pointed out:

We recently saw in the case of the terrorist attack on Mumbai that terrorists may enter a country covertly by ocean routes, landing in small craft and then assembling to wreak havoc. That we have a lawfully armed populace adds a measure of security for all of us and makes it less likely that a band of terrorists could make headway in an attack on any community before more professional forces arrived.

While Nordyke echoes the Heller ruling in stressing that “the recognition of the individual’s right in the Second Amendment, and its incorporation by the Due Process Clause against the states, is not inconsistent with the reasonable regulation of weaponry”, it is evident that judicial reason has parted ways with the citizen disarmament lobby. Henceforth banning legitimate means of defense shall join in odium muzzling of free speech and establishment of official religion.

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