March 11, 2008

D.C. Gun Ban Case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court

Next week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether or not the D.C. Gun Ban is constitutional. Even the most liberal justices, after reviewing the trend in murder rates in D.C., may be sympathetic to striking down the gun ban.

According to Fox News, D.C.’s murder rates have increased and continually rank among the highest in the nation. Other cities, such as Chicago, experienced a similar increase in its murder rate after banning handguns.

Admittedly, the relationship between crime and gun possession is complex. However, this data reminds us of the importance of the Second Amendment and should remind the justices, too, since they have to come to work in D.C. every day.

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