The Supreme Court to Rule
- The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will decide whether the District of Columbia can ban handguns, a case that could produce the most in-depth examination of the constitutional right to "keep and bear arms" in nearly 70 years.
- The main issue before the justices is whether the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns or instead merely sets forth the collective right of states to maintain militias. The former interpretation would permit fewer restrictions on gun ownership.
Arguments in March, ruling in June most likely. We'd say there's a good chance the Supreme Court is going to strike down entire swaths of gun laws nation wide. Even a number of liberal scholars are admitting that the Bill of Rights are individual rights, one and all, and have been misinterpreted by anti gun folks for years.
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