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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Amendment
A Texas bill that would allow for the arrest and prosecution of law enforcement officials who try to implement certain new federal gun control laws is really aimed at protecting state sheriffs, said the sponsor, during a television interview on Monday.
New life is being breathed into the Second Amendment. After it was beaten down by activist courts over the decades, the nation's top justices finally decided two years ago that the founders meant what they wrote. In McDonald v. Chicago, the Supreme Court majority held it was unconstitutional for the Windy City to forbid residents to keep handguns in their homes. On Tuesday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided the phrase in the Bill of Rights about "bearing arms" has meaning as well.