Showdown on Guns
November 20th, 2007

The Supreme Court has just agreed to rule on a case that could have major implications for New Yorks strict gun control laws and for Mayor Michael Bloombergs crusade against firearms on city streets. The case in question hinges on whether Washington, D.C.s ban on handguns violates the Constitutions Second Amendment. (Thats the one reading, A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”) Taking on the case, the Washington Post writes, will put the justices at the center of the controversy over the meaning of the Second Amendment for the first time in nearly 70 years and could have broad implications for gun-control measures locally and across the country.

For more on this case, see Gun Laws Confront Legal Challenges by Emily Jane Goodman in Gotham Gazette.

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