Thursday, June 26, 2008

Individual Right to Bear Arms

A victory for the Second Amendment today as the Supreme Court (5-4) confirms an individual right to bear arms for self-defense. The court struck down DC's complete handgun ban and DC's requirement that all other weapons remain disassembled. The court did not decide a particular standard of review for evaluating laws under this right, but did rule out rational basis review.

Opinion here


At 4:09 PM, July 14, 2008, Blogger Kris said...

thanks for checking out my blog.

good post on handguns. i think it was the right decision. how can you bear arms if you aren't allowed to own one or if you have to put it together before you can use it.

on another not, i thought the words conservative and lawyer could not co-exist. good to see i was wrong. i had thoughts of doing the same after my under grad, but life happened (a good life, i must say)



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