Thursday, June 26, 2008

Annie Get Your Gun . . .

out of its hiding place, the Supremes aren't gonna take it after all!

Today, the Supreme Court affirmed a lower court opinion that struck down the D.C. gun ban law. The law barred the possession of handguns and required shotguns and rifles to be kept disassembled or under trigger lock. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess firearms. You, citizens of America, do not have to be a member of a militia in order to possess a handgun, particularly for self-defense.

There are three opinions with Justice Scalia penning the majority and dissents by Justice Stevens and Justice Breyer. For further analysis you may visit scotus blog where a pdf of the opinion is linked.

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