Tomorrow: Oral Arguments Re: McDonald vs. Chicago

I’ve been meaning to write something about how the outcome of this case will affect California laws; however, David at RNS points us all to Gene Hoffman’s map to liberty.

Though McDonald vs. Chicago is more about incorporating the Second Amendment against the states, there are several issues that represent individual rights.

The Bill of Rights was originally intended to prevent a tyranny by the federal government. But when the Civil War ended slavery, the Southern states passed the Black Codes, which deprived African Americans of basic rights – including gun ownership.

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted in 1868 to prevent states and localities from violating these rights.

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