Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Politics of Guns

Supreme Court
最高裁判所

ban
禁止令

unconstitutional
憲法違反

right to bear arms
銃砲所持の権利

militia
民兵

right-wing (the right)
右翼 (右翼の奴ら)

NRA (National Rifle Association)
全米ライフル協会

gun control law
銃規制法

overturn
撤廃する

Example:
In a 5-4 decision, the American Supreme Court declared the handgun ban in Washington DC unconstitutional.
5対4の判定の上、アメリカの最高裁判所はワシントンの拳銃禁止令が憲法違反だとの判断を下ろした。

Comment:
The right to bear arms was written into the US Constitution over two hundred years ago to allow unofficial militia to protect the country in the absence of police. Now that we have police, we don't need guns, but the idiots on the right just don't give up. Of course, now the NRA is rushing to get every other gun control law in the country overturned...

2 comments:

numa said...

right to bear arms.

Why you use a word "bear"?
Is it OK that using "possess" instead of "bear"?

Anuraag said...

Yeah, they mean the same thing, so it would be ok. However, what is written in the American Constituion is "right to keep and bear arms", so when you talk about this law, you always use bear since that is how it is already written.