The Question of Firearms

District of Columbia vs. Heller was today.

The Second Amendment.

Guns. Militia. Rights.

So, what happens now? We’re in that limbo period between the arguments being made and the resultant decision from the Supreme Court. The case rests now in the hands of 9 learned judges, whose wit and wisdom are the law.

While I didn’t get the chance to see the arguments (as I valued my Sunday and Monday, and that’s when all the camping for gallery passes began…) there’s a wealth of coverage at SCOTUSblog, including a very good “live blog” of the hearing that went a good 30 minutes overtime today.

Early indications support a verdict in favor of Heller (and against the District’s firearms prohibition) by either a 6-3 or 5-4 margin, which would require that the District re-examine the laws surrounding firearm ownership.

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