SCOTUS Decision in Favor of Gun Owners
I am so happy to be posting these links. The much-awaited D.C. et al. v. Heller case that went before the Supreme Court has been decided. In a narrow 5-4 vote the Court has overturned the D.C. gun ban law, calling it unconstitutional and specifically stating that "the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self defense in the home." While not a sweepingly broad decision, the case makes it much harder now to deny citizens the right to at least own a gun and keep in ready to be used in the home. Only time will tell just how much more will come as a direct result of this decision, but it’s at least a positive step in the right direction.
Read the SCOTUS Blog’s report, or go straight to the decision (pdf).