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Dc v Heller

Incorporating Guns?

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

The calculus changed for the Second Amendment in 2008, when the Supreme Court, for the first time in history, ruled that the amendment protected an individual right of civilians to own handguns.

A New Day For Gun Violence Prevention

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Last year at this time, I said that America was turning a corner on the gun issue, and the watershed events of 2008 confirmed that prediction. The pa...

The New Second Amendment: A Bark Worse Than Its Right

Adam Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

In June, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on the Second Amendment right to bear arms, D.C. v. Heller. So far, the victory hasn't turned out exactly as the gun rights folks had hoped.

Scalia's 2nd Amendment Punt

Robyn Blumner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robyn Blumner

The Second Amendment has always put me in a quandary, but Scalia's opinion was not an honest attempt at sorting it out. It was a sophistical, political decision of just the type that he rails against.

We Must Pay Attention to the Rise of Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Wright Edelman

The June 26th Supreme Court ruling to strike down Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban dealt yet another blow to securing our children's safety from gun violence.

DC v. Heller: Scalia's Decision Will Backfire

Adam Freedman | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics
Adam Freedman

So much for Scalia's much-vaunted "originalism," which advocates reading the Constitution as it would have been understood at the time of the Founding.

A Key Right Recaptured

Joyce Lee Malcolm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joyce Lee Malcolm

A government that cannot protect people should not deprive them of the right to protect themselves -- and the the D.C. gun ban did just that.

Score One for the Gun Guys

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

While the gun lobby may crack open that bottle of champagne, this is a victory that thrives in theory, but one that, in practice, can only be condemned.

The Biggest Triumph So Far for Gun Rights Advocates

James Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Jacobs

Today's Heller decision marks the biggest triumph so far for gun rights advocates. It establishes what was for so long denied, and the the gun control debate will never be the same.

DC v. Heller: A Dismaying Performance By The Supreme Court

Sanford Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford Levinson

If Scalia and Stevens were competent historians, then it might be worth reading what they write. But they are not. Both offer selective readings of history to support what seem to be pre-determined positions.