D.C. Gun Ban gets day in court

D.C. versus Heller gets its day in court tomorrow when…

D.C. versus Heller gets its day in court tomorrow when the Second Amendment and the “right to keep and bear arms” will be reevaluated for appropriation in our modern society.  The outcome will send a national message about what kinds of gun control are constitutional and finally settle the question of whether the 27-word amendment provides an individual right to gun ownership or simply pertains to armed forces.

“This may be one of the only cases in our lifetime when the Supreme Court is going to be interpreting the meaning of an important provision of the Constitution unencumbered by precedent,” said Randy E. Barnett, a constitutional scholar at the Georgetown University Law Center. “And that’s why there’s so much discussion on the original meaning of the Second Amendment.”

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