September 07, 2009

Gun Owners' Next Victory in D.C.

Robert Levy of the Cato Institute outlines, in a Washington Post Op-Ed, the next D.C. law being challenged under the Second Amendment: the right to carry a weapon outside the home for self-defense. His prediction:
"The courts will (and should) invalidate Washington's unconditional ban on carrying, as well as similar bans in Wisconsin and Illinois, the only two states to have such bans. Regulations consistent with the Heller opinion will be permitted. But the Supreme Court has affirmed that the Second Amendment secures an individual right, expressly enumerated in the Constitution. That means government has the burden of demonstrating that its proposed regulations are necessary."

For more on the post-Heller gun debate see this Cato Unbound discussion from July 2008.

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