Gun Ruling Greeted Favorably By Kentuckians

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - From city to country, some Kentuckians
expressed relief that the U.S. Supreme Court defended their right
to own guns in a ruling coming one day after a deadly shooting
spree in Henderson.

"I think it's a human right to own a gun," said J.B. Schinault
in voicing full approval for the high court ruling Thursday that
stated Americans can keep guns at home for self-defense.

The ruling, striking down the District of Columbia's ban on
handguns, came a day after a plastics plant worker in Henderson
opened fire during an overnight shift, killing five co-workers and
then himself.

Police said Wesley N. Higdon shot his supervisor outside the
plant, then went inside and kept shooting.

Schinault, who works at Sportsman's Corner in Henderson, said he
didn't think the shooting rampage would sour attitudes about gun
ownership in the western Kentucky city.

"It's a tragedy that happened," he said. "But as far as
changing people's way of thinking about gun ownership, I don't
think it will have any affect at all."


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  • by p Location: FLOYD on Jun 28, 2008 at 02:22 PM
    There are enough laws for gun crimes, we need the court system to enforce them. If a gun is used in a crime, the person should be punished according to the law, but we should be able to defend ourselvs when we need too, without the threat of being punished for it. It is called SELF DEFENSE, not self offense!!
  • by JR Location: SOUTHEAST KY on Jun 27, 2008 at 07:45 AM
    ITS A SHAME THE PEOPLE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEM TAKING OUR RIGHTS AWAY WHEN THEY SHOULD BE VOTING TO STOP THE HIGH PRICE OF GAS AND OPEN THE OIL RESERVE TO HELP PEOPLE NOT TAKE AWAY THERE RIGHTS .BECAUSE THE WAY ITS GOING WE THE PEOPLE WILL NEED OUR GUNS TO PROTECT WHAT WE GOT& WORKED FOR.WE HAVE A REAL GOV.SYSTEM THATS FOR THE PEOPLE, LOL
  • by JR Location: SOUTHEAST KY on Jun 27, 2008 at 07:00 AM
    GUNS DONT KILL PEOPLE ,PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE MAYBE WE SHOULD GET RID OF OUR GUNS & GO BACK TO THE OLD OLD WAY AND STONE PEOPLE TO DEATH BUT THEY PASS A LAW YOU CANT THROW OR CARRY ROCKS EITHER SO I GUESS WE BETTER WATCH WHO WE PUT IN OFFICE .JUST MY 2 CENTS .
  • by Kristy Location: SE on Jun 27, 2008 at 06:45 AM
    I am glad we have that right to carry a gun. If things keep changing in this world we won't have the right to do anything! That's not what America was founded on but there's not too many people in this world that care about anyone but themselves or their richer class. Let the poor be poor and they'll sit in their high scale areas and laugh at us. If we don't get back to the basics and GOD we'll be living just like people did under Saddam and Hitler.

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