From BBC: The US Supreme Court is to consider an American’s right to bear arms for the first time in nearly 70 years.
It has agreed to rule on whether a ban on handguns by the city of Washington, DC complies with the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. The US capital has banned handguns since 1976. The case is expected to be heard next spring, with a ruling in summer, and therefore could influence the presidential election in November.
A lawyer for [Plaintiff] Mr Heller and other Washington residents said: “We believe the Supreme Court will acknowledge that, while the use of guns can be regulated, a complete prohibition on all functional firearms is too extreme. “It’s time to restore a basic freedom to all Washington residents.” Washington council maintained: “Whatever right the Second Amendment guarantees, it does not require the district to stand by while its citizens die.” Read the story here.
Hmmm, this should be interesting. The politics of gun regulation in an election year. Not to mention, if the SCOTUS follows it’s usual path and rules for big business, beaucoup more guns in the general vicinity of Congress. Any bets?