posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 09:56 PM
By James Oliphant | Washington Bureau
8:40 PM CDT, March 18, 2008
WASHINGTON - A majority of Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared ready to make history and embrace the view that the 2nd Amendment creates an
individual right to own a gun, placing Washington, D.C.'s ban on handguns at risk and perhaps jeopardizing Chicago's anti-gun law, as well.
In oral arguments in a case challenging the District of Columbia's law, which prohibits ownership of handguns and allows rifles or shotguns only if
they are trigger-locked or disassembled, the more conservative members of the court repeatedly expressed a view that the long-debated provision
contains some sort of right of self-defense.
Chicago's 25-year-old ban on handguns is considered to be the closest to D.C.'s in the nation. And while it is unlikely that a decision in the D.C.
case will invalidate the Chicago law straightaway, it could force the city to redraw the law along newly established constitutional parameters, ones
that likely would place fewer limits on gun owners. Chicago could also be subject to a lawsuit asking a court to toss out its gun ban.
The whole story and video can be found with the link below. IS IT POSSIBLE OUR SUPREME COURT WILL HONOR OUR CONSTITUTION AND STAND BY THE PEOPLE? Or
do they realize the uproar that would be cause and realize a bunch of small arms are no real threat to the take over they must be party too?