The Supreme Court is hearing District of Columbia v. Heller which will decide whether the 2nd Amendment gives rights to bear arms to the people or to the militia, or both for that matter. Right now the NY Times is reporting that a majority of the justices seem to be interpreting the 2nd Amendment as the right of the people to bear arms. This will be a great moment in history where one of our most vital rights, that of our right to have the ability to defend ourselves, family, and country, by bearing arms will be reinstated. There is one problem though, the Supreme Court is not so ready to decide what that means for gun control laws.

There seems to be a general consensus among the justices that some gun control laws are reasonable and necessary but they haven't decided how far they can go. Washington DC has the strictest gun laws in the country consisting of an all out ban of hand guns and requires that all firearms including rifles and shotguns be kept "unloaded, disassembled, or bound by a trigger lock." I see this as an issue but also as an opportunity. If the Supreme Court votes to uphold our right to bear arms, even if they allow for an exorbitant amount of gun control, we can fight it on the local and state level with the constitution on our side.

Everyone should keep an eye on the news to stay up to date on what is going on with this case. It will be a ground breaking decision one way or the other and will be an important one to watch.

Here is the news piece on the case.