The Supreme Court has avoided spelling out the meaning of the Second Amendment's right to bear arms for nearly 70 years. But after a ruling Friday by the D.C. Circuit, it might be difficult for the high court to sidestep the issue any longer. The ruling, which struck down parts of Washington, D.C.'s strict gun-control ordinance, apparently marks the first time an appeals court has found a law unconstitutional based on that controversial part of the Bill of Rights.
D.C. Circuit Strikes Down Gun-Control Law, Priming Issue for High Court
March 12, 2007