Many Seem to forget that the Supreme Court Justices truly have ALL the Power. Currently there is a good balance of Power amongst them, however, many expect the balance to end once Obama takes office and a couple of the Conservative justices retire. They will likelybe replaced with more liberal judges.
Based on speculation and assumptions. If Obama is trying to be a moderate politician in his actions then it would be in his best interest to continue that balance of power.
Every gun ban is a step toward total or near-total prohibition. It's a slippery slope ... just as banning hate speech would threaten all free speach. The same is true for stupid, arbitrary, unneccisary regulation.
Yeah one problem with that, they tried that and it didn't work. Near total prohibition, yeah ok not even close. If I wanted one I could go get one. Now if me who is an adult, no criminal history or a shady background can't get my hands on a gun due to ridiculous regulations, then I'd agree with your statement.
It wouldn't take an amendment to the constitution to ban all guns. All it would take is one more liberal justice on the supreme court. That would be enough to overturn the recent decision you refer to, and turn a constitutional RIGHT into a mere priveledge. Then congress, state legislatures, and even towns and cities could ban anything they want by a simple majority vote.
You obviously don't understand how that political process works. How can a judge somehow spin the second amendment soooooo much that they can interpret it as "We can ban all guns." What did you forget about the whole checks and balances system to? It's great that you brought up prohibition. Originally they banned alcohol, didn't work so what did they do? Added another amendment in its place to relift the ban, so how is it possible for a complete gun ban to fall through the cracks?
It's not just the liberals. I'm affraid of any politician or party that opposes my constitutional rights. It doesn't matter if it's the Second Amendment, freedom of speach, freedom of religion, due process, etc.
Take a guess at who influences a politicians descision? Us the people, a politician will comform to keep himself in office. As long as the majority cries out for increased regulations then their will be added regulations.