On March 18, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in District of Columbia v. Heller. The Court announced its decision to take the case in which plaintiffs challenge the constitutionality of the District's gun ban last Fall. The District of Columbia appealed a lower court’s ruling last year affirming that the Second Amendment of the Constitution protects an individual right to keep and bear arms, and that the District’s bans on handguns, carrying firearms within the home, and possession of loaded or operable firearms for self-defense violate that right.
For the first time since 1939 the Court will decide which interpretation we will adhere to. This is a big deal. I have read several statements in the press that this will only effect DC. Go ahead and believe that one if you want. If this goes the wrong way, the future of this country will change for gun owners. Not just in DC. but all over the country.
Look, the UN wants us to get rid of our guns. Hell, they hold a conference on it every year. Should they read it wrong, we will be headed in that direction.