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Viewpoint - Supreme Court Rules for McDonald

One thing that is amazing about our country is that sometimes the individual can have more power than the big organizations. 

Otis McDonald moved to Chicago from Louisiana when he was 17 during the large African American migration to the North. 

He is now a 76 year-old grandfather.  He has watched his neighborhood on Chicago's South Side fall more and more into criminal hands over the years. His home has been broken into 3 times and because of Chicago's ban on handguns, he felt helpless to defend himself and his family. 

He decided to do something about it and filed suit to have his Second Amendment rights restored. It went all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States and they ruled in Mr. McDonald's favor and struck down the city's handgun ban. This was a landmark decision that will reverberate throughout the nation. 

Mr. McDonald found that the old cliche is true. "When you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns."

As an honest, law abiding citizen he felt vulnerable against the criminals who were armed and dangerous. He believed that the Founding Fathers meant what they said when they gave citizens the right to keep and bear arms in the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution. And the Supreme Court…rightly in my opinion…agreed with him. 

All the maneuvering between opponents of gun control against those in favor of it never did as much to ensure the right of the citizenry to own firearms as this one man…a Democrat who simply wanted to protect himself and his property. 

Good for Otis McDonald. 

I'm Jim Cameron and that's today's Viewpoint.  Let us hear from you.

Email Jim Cameron at jcameron@wdam.com

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