We have a decision in Heller...

The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditional lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.
And we seem to still have a Republic, too.  I'll be reading the decision today and posting any details that seem relevant over the next few days.  It's 157 pages.

Reading the syllabus is interesting.  It's a 5-4 decision, written by Scalia and joined by Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and Kennedy.  There appear to be two dissenting opinions, each of which received 4 votes.

This entry was published Thu Jun 26 09:35:10 CDT 2008 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2008-06-26 09:35:10.0. [Tweet]

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