Friday, February 08, 2008

Hey, Congress is taking our side, for once!

Imagine that!

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who might start a run for Texas governor next year, has mustered support from a majority of Senate and House members to help persuade the Supreme Court to strike down the District of Columbia's gun laws.
Hutchison said Thursday she is filing a friend-of-the-court brief in a challenge to the laws. Fifty-five senators and 249 House members have signed the brief to be filed Thursday by her and Sen. John Tester, D-Mont.
Good on them for taking the stand by signing their names to this. No doubt it's going to be controversial and cause no small amount of consternation in the ranks of the victim-disarmament crowd, but that's all right with me. Anything that gives those rat bastards even a little more heartburn or makes them lose even a minute more sleep at night can't be anything but good. D.C.'s House delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, however, gets a nice, steaming cup of FAIL for this, though:
Eleanor Holmes Norton, the congressional delegate for Washington, D.C., said Hutchison's brief is an attempt to get done in the courts what she couldn't get done in Congress. She has filed a friend-of-the court brief in support of the law.
Norton said the rules have been supported by all four mayors the district has had since it got home rule and has not been opposed by any City Council members.
"This is entirely a home rule, self-government matter. That is not anybody's business but our own," Norton said.

Home-rule, self-government matter. Here's a big ole SCREW YOU, Ms. Norton, m'kay? I could be off, but I'm sure there were more than a few in the run up to the Civil War who were saying the matter of slavery was a "home rule, self-government matter, not anybody's business but our own," supported by local officials, too. But we fought a war to put that injustice to rest. Would you like to fight another one? Do not pass go, do not collect $200, never mind go straight to jail, you, Ms. Norton, and all of your ilk can go straight to hell. It never fails to amaze me how these people can say with a straight face that blatant violations of fundamental, natural rights should not be stopped just because certain people agree with said violations. In any event, though, once again, good on the Congresscritters that signed the brief. As they say, even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.