D.C. appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court today the ruling of the D.C. Circuit Court striking down the District’s handgun ban. Chances are the Supreme Court will take the case. It’s a measure of how far we’ve come that Laurence Tribe agrees there is a Second Amendment right for individuals to own a handgun. This seems the worst possible case for handgun restriction proponents — a flat out ban denying under siege District residents the right to defend themselves in their own homes. Also, not a good case for Democrats to have floating around during the 2008 presidential cycle. (Bill Clinton for one thinks gun rights lost Al Gore a number of states in 2000.) A bit of background and analysis is here.
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