The 2nd Amendment: An Individual Right
Matt Welch | June 26, 2008, 10:19am
The Supreme Court rules 5-4, with Anton Scalia writing the opinion:
Answering a 127-year old constitutional question, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to have a gun, at least in one’s home. The Court, splitting 5-4, struck down a District of Columbia ban on handgun possession.
Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion for the majority stressed that the Court was not casting doubt on long-standing bans on gun possession by felons or the mentally retarded, or laws barring guns from schools or government buildings, or laws putting conditions on gun sales.
This one was a long time coming, HERE IS THE RULING.