This isn’t just about the 2nd Amendment. This has huge implications for freedom.
Using Guns to Protect Liberty
by Ilya Shapiro and Josh Blackman
In the landmark case District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court found that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms. Because the District is a federal enclave, however, the court stopped short of deciding whether the Second Amendment applies to the states – and whether individuals can assert its protections against gun regulations in places like Chicago, New York and San Francisco.
In March, the Supreme Court will begin to answer this unresolved question – already answered affirmatively just last week by Washington state’s Supreme Court – when it hears arguments in McDonald v. Chicago, a challenge to Chicago’s handgun ban – in which the final briefs were filed earlier this month.