required field (yahvah) wrote in thequestionclub,
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The Supreme Court is about to decide whether state and local governments have a right to deny the people a concealed handgun license. A man in Chicago sued because they denied his request for a concealed handgun after he applied for one because he was threatened by a drug dealer. They have historically sided with those who say "the right of the people" means any citizen.

Article six of the U.S. constitution says: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

If the Supreme Court decides state and local governments have the right to say the people don't have the right to keep and bear arms, then can it be said "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" is a supreme law of the land?

What does something being the supreme law of the land mean to you?

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