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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

D.C. Gun Ban Case to Go Before Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear the murky details of the D.C. gun ban case, a move that hasn't been done within the last 70 years.

Here's more of the story in great detail:

In a decision that could affect gun control laws across the nation, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to carry a gun.

It has been 70 years since the high court has focused on the meaning of the words "right to keep and bear arms" in the Second Amendment and the case is sure to ignite cultural battles across the country.

The Supreme Court agreed to step in because the issue has caused a deep split in the lower courts. While a majority of courts have said that the right to bear arms refers in connection to service in a state militia, two federal courts have said the amendment protects an individual's right to keep a gun.

One of those courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, went as far as striking down a decades-long ban on the private ownership of handguns in the District of Columbia. It is this case the court has agreed to consider.


Silent Vampyre said...

yeah, soon the government will say that we have a right to "GRIZZLY bear" arms. then they will say that it is not ok to have animal parts. GOD DAMN IT! THIS COUNTRY IS GOING TO SHIT IF WE DON'T DO SOMETHING!