Supreme Court Considers Second Amendment
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
The Supreme Court examined the District of Columbia’s handgun ban Tuesday, a case that could at last yield a conclusive ruling on the Second Amendment. So far, it doesn’t look good for gun control advocates.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has sadly become the swing vote on a conservative court, seemed to agree that Americans have a right to arms, even if they aren’t part of a well-regulated militia.
AP via Google:
The basic issue for the justices is whether the amendment protects an individual’s right to own guns no matter what, or whether that right is somehow tied to service in a state militia.
A key justice, Anthony Kennedy, seemed to settle that question early on when he said the Second Amendment gives “a general right to bear arms.” He is likely to be joined by Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas—a majority of the nine-member court.
Gun rights proponents were encouraged.
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