Waiting On Heller

Will the Supremes allow more gun restrictions?
Update: affirmed! DC gun ban overturned.
Updated Update: Here’s the decision
Updated updated update: The sweetest sentence you’ll read all year: “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.”
thanks to SCOTUSblog for the updates
ths Adds: Some of the most astonishing words major dad and I have ever heard just came out of a CNN anchor’s mouth while interviewing a female Slate legal type. She had just finished saying (oh, surprise) how obviously this had been more political (!) than correctly interpretive, when Tony Harris responded (and I paraphrase, but get the key-word JUST right):

“But isn’t it [Heller], on it’s face, vaguely un-American? It sounds un-American.”

Turns out he’d also bet it would be a unanimous decision in favor of the individual right. Refreshing in light of the Slate types we’ll be hearing from ~ unchallenged ~ for the next freakin’ five years.

6 Responses to “Waiting On Heller

  1. And that 5-4 is all the more reason to vote McCain, as one astute HotAir commenter noted.

  2. Well, as the local radio keeps pointing out, that’s no guarantee. Kennedy was appointed by Reagan.

  3. But, as I understand it, Kennedy was in the majority on this one, right?

  4. In this one, but he’s been very disappointing on others (Kelo and that recent death penalty case).

  5. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Good news indeed, all around. It’s a very rational decision, unlike other recent SCOTUS decisions.

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