In a 5 to 4 vote the Supreme Court of the US found in District of Columbia vs. Heller that the ban on ownership of handguns is unconstitutional. Most importantly they ruled, for the first time in history, that the Second Amendment IS a right of the individual and not a collective or state right.
I found it very intereseting that in the majority decision Justice Scalia gave all the gun-grabbers a lesson in grammer when he wrote:
“The Second Amendment is naturally divided into two parts: its prefatory clause and its operative clause. The
former does not limit the latter grammatically, but rather announces a purpose. The Amendment could be rephrased,
‘Because a well regulated Militia is necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.’
Logic demands that there be a link between the stated purpose and the command.”
This is the death knell of the Brady Bunch’s arguement that the Second Amendment refers only to the States National Guard.
You can read the entire text of the ruling here. (pdf)
Here, here and here are some articles on todays ruling.
It’s a Great Day for America!