Monday, June 28, 2010

Supreme Court holds Second Amendment applies to states, local governments

The Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited opinion in the Chicago gun ban case of McDonald v. Chicago. The Court, in a 5-4 decision, held that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments, not just the federal government.

Read the Court's decision here.

From the Los Angeles Times:
The Supreme Court reversed a ruling upholding Chicago's ban on handguns Monday and extended the reach of the 2nd Amendment as a nationwide protection against laws that infringe on the "right to keep and bear arms."

The 5-4 decision appears to void the 1982 ordinance, one of the nation's strictest, which barred city residents from having handguns for their own use, even at home.

The ruling has both local and national implications. ...
Good news to start the week.

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