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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Heller Wins - Second Amendment is an Individual Right

Justice Scalia wrote the opinion. Justice Breyer dissented, joined by Justices Stevens, Souter and Ginsburg. We will provide a link to the decision as soon as it is available.

According to SCOTUS BLOG, Justice Scalia’s opinion for the majority stressed that the Court was not casting doubt on long-standing bans on gun possession by felons or the mentally retarded, or laws barring guns from schools or government buildings, or laws putting conditions on gun sales.

You can follow live comments from the court at the above SCOTUS Blog link.

Update: The opinion by Justice Scalia in District of Columbia v. Heller is available here.

Hat tip to SCOTUS Blog.

Update II: An excellent source on what the founders said about the right to arms can be found here.

Below is the Fox News report after announcement of the ruling.

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