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A Sign of Hope?

By on 6.23.08 | 12:29PM

The Supreme Court did not issue a ruling today in the Heller case on the constitutionality of the D.C. gun ban; the decision is now expected Wednesday. Court-watcher Jason Harrow speculates:

Based on the tenor of oral argument, it is widely expected that the individual rights view of the Second Amendment will prevail in the guns case, which means that it appears that Justice Scalia may well be writing the opinion for the majority.
Since 1976, when the District stripped its residents of their Second Amendment rights, more than 8,400 murders have been committed in the nation's capital -- which became the nation's murder capital in 1991, when there were 479 homicides in the city in a single year.
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