Friday, March 9, 2007

Court Rules Against D.C. Handgun Law

This could be the beginning of the end for the anti gunners argument that the Second Ammendment is only a collective right for maintaining a Militia etc.

A federal Appeals court has now ruled that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms. D.C.'s law preventing the ownership of a handgun violates the constitution.

D.C. will ask the full court to sustain the ruling, which was issued by a three member panel.

If they lose again, D.C. could ask the Supreme Court to intervene. It is not likely that D.C. would request a Supreme Court review because the Anti-Gun lobby has too much to lose if the court agrees with the Appeals court decision.

At this moment it is very likely that the full Appeals court would support the decision of its 3 member panel.....stay tuned because this could be the straw that breaks the Anti-Gun lobby's back.

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