Supreme Court: Second Amendment Conveys Individual Right to Bear Arms
Posted on Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 09:32:00 AM EST
Tags: Second Amendment, gun rights (all tags)
Update: D.C. v. Heller has been released. The Supreme Court, in an opinion by Justice Anton Scalia, has affirmed that the D.C. handgun ban is unconstitutional:
The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditional lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.
The opinion is here.
I will update with selected quotes below as I go through the 157 page opinion. First quote:
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