Thursday, October 1, 2009

Second Amendment in the Supreme Court again

At issue is whether the constitutional "right of the people to keep and bear arms" applies to local gun control ordinances, or only to federal restrictions. The basic question has remained unanswered for decades, and gives the conservative majority on the high court another chance to allow individuals expanded weapon ownership rights.
Overall it's a pretty informative article on the issue, but curiously the writer notes the "larger issue" being whether gun ownership is an individual vs collective right; that of course was decided by the Supreme Court last year with the Heller case, which the article does go on to explain.
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