A very big Supreme Court decision regarding Second Amendment Rights was released today. It’s certainly not everything that law abiding gun owners would want, but for the first time in over 100 years the Court has ruled that the Second Amendment is an individual, not a collective right. One of the more interesting points is that a blanket requirement of disassembling or locking firearms inside one’s home violates the Second Amendment. The Court also affirmed that the Second Amendment is not about hunting or target shooting but is specifically about self defense.
There will no doubt be further litigation to further clarify if this ruling extends to the states, what restrictions are “reasonable”, if carrying concealed is protected, and so on.
If you like reading legal decisions, you’ll be pleased with Justice Scalia’s opinion and the research that went into writing it.
I’ll be putting up another “Gunnie Goodness” post tomorrow and then will be taking the weekend off from blogging.